As the seasons change, we need to make sure to protect our homes: they’re not just living spaces, they’re investments too. If you’ve added value to your home in the form of a fence, deck or patio, safety checks and winter-proofing are probably on your list. If they’re not, it’s time to add them. Many homeowners choose to hire a professional to perform a maintenance check, during which the pros will keep an eye out for safety hazards, wood and material upkeep needs, and structural soundness. Many Virginia homeowners hire professional deck and fence builders not only to save time, but to ensure quality of work.
There are definitely a few things that you can do yourself. Just mixing up some soap and water, then washing down your deck with a straw brush or broom is an easy clean and should be done every few months. This prevents debris and dirt from getting rubbed into your finish and permanently staining them. Pressure washing is also a good idea, if you happen to have access to the equipment. Just make sure not to scar the wood by putting the nozzle too close and/or using too high a pressure setting.
Professional deck and fence maintenance in Virginia is often a necessity for busy professionals. While we’d all like to be able to make time for this kind of work, there’s often just too much on our plates. It’s important to vet the contractor that you’re going to trust with your property, so make sure to verify the quality and experience of a company through the Better Business Bureau or Angie’s List- pay attention to reviews on Google as well. We recommend Builder’s Fence Co, an area owned and operated leader in the industry.