Decks can be damaged by the harsh elements no matter how sturdy they seem; one of the best ways to protect your deck is by staining it. Since wood decks need regular maintenance to keep their beauty and longevity, deck staining is an ideal option. Here are some of the benefits of staining your deck:
Staining wood brings out the natural beauty of its texture and grain. There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to stains—while some stains are semi-transparent, others can cover your deck like paint would. Different tints are also available, which allows you to match your stained deck to the rest of your home while still preserving the wood’s natural appearance.
Prevents Sun Damage
Even if your deck is in a shady spot, ultraviolet light from the sun can still cause damage to it. Untreated wood will warp, crack, and splinter with time. Sunlight also causes decks to fade and lose their color. Luckily, regular deck staining can stop your deck from drying out too quickly by allowing less sunlight to penetrate the wood.
Regular staining will prevent water from seeping into your deck. Similarly to painting wood, staining wood helps to lessen the effects of water damage. Decks that become too wet with moisture can grow mold or mildew, which may cause serious health issues. In addition to this, untreated, water-soaked wood can expand, leading to costly repairs.
Regular staining will make your outdoor space look rejuvenated, while also reducing the need for costly repairs and upkeep. To find out more about deck staining options, contact Chevy Chase Exteriors at 202-981-0468 or visit our Deck Repair & Maintenance page. We are happy to help customers make the most of their outdoor space in all of Northwest DC and lower Montgomery County.