If you have a deck, it’s important to keep it protected. Otherwise, you may find that you have to completely replace your deck much sooner than you anticipated. To keep it in top condition, it is recommended that you use a sealant. However, not all sealants are created equal. Here are 3 telltale signs of a superior deck seal.
- It enhances the grain in the wood without making it look murky. You want to keep your deck looking as natural and fresh as possible. A good deck sealant will keep the wood looking fresh without taking away from the appearance. It should look natural while at the same time hardening the wood and making it denser. In no way, should it change the characteristic of the grain.
- A superior deck sealant will also be flame retardant. While this may seem like a minor feature, it is extremely important for those who grill on their decks. If your seal is not flame resistant, you could be putting your home and family at risk.
- It will stand up against the elements. A good seal will not only create exterior protection, but it will penetrate deep into the wood to slow mold, fungus, and other bacteria from compromising the integrity of the deck. It should create a hard seal from the inside out. It should also slow the effects of weather on your deck. Especially in heat and humidity, it is vital in helping your wood to retain its color without warping and cracking for a longer period of time. If you find your wood looks weathered after just a few weeks of sealing it, chances are you chose an inferior seal.
Choosing a seal for your deck is extremely important. Not only is it vital to the health of the wood, but it helps keep your family safe and happy for years to come! If you have questions regarding deck sealing, please contact Sealmaxx of Rochester and we would be happy to assist you.