Patios and Decks

016Most people wonder if sealants and protection are really necessary. The answer is yes. No matter what kind of wood you use, the use of these finishes on the deck or patio is a great way to make sure that structure holds up. The protection will allow for much easier clean-up, usually only requiring the use of a water hose and a wet cloth, when there are things that are spilled on the deck or patio. Sealants and protection keep foreign substances from sinking down into the wood and discoloring it, which is an eyesore for the homeowners.

Secondly, by using the proper sealants and protection on the deck or patio, the homeowner ensures the long life of the wood. Too often, the wind, sun, rain, pests and other elements found in nature will slowly erode the wood of a deck or patio, despite the person having built the structure out of wood that was supposed to withstand the elements.