Wood Rot in Decks and Porches

Wood Rot in Decks and Porches

  Rotted structural members can go unnoticed. This ledger board was rotted up against the house but went undetected until the decking was removed. Exposure to the elements and proximity to the moist ground can leave wooden decks and porches susceptible to rot....
Wood Rot in Decks and Porches

Routine Deck Maintenance

Decks require scheduled maintenance to refresh their beauty and strengthen their protection against the elements. Maintenance-free decking is a no longer an industry term—manufacturers know that all decks require maintenance if they are going to last. So, it’s...
Deck Maintenance: Sealing and Staining

Wood Deck Alternatives

Composite decking looks more like wood than plastic lumber, but must be installed over a pressure-treated lumber base and frame. Few aspects of a home require as much maintenance as a wood deck. Exposed to the elements, a wood deck needs sanding, resealing or painting...