Wood Deck Maintenance – How Long Can a Wood Deck Last?

The wood deck, especially made from fabricated or composite wood, is an affordable option for homeowners but it does require proper wood deck maintenance to make it last. Wood planks or beams are used to construct walkways, stairways, and wraparound porches for houses built above the ground. For example, wood decking can provide a wraparound porch to cover the crawl space under the house. However, with a wood deck, maintenance is required.

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Wood Deck Life Expectancy

According to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a wood deck should have a life expectancy of about 20 years. For wood decks located in dry areas, the lifetime of the wood deck may extend up to 25 years. In southern climates, the lifetime of the wood deck is considerably shorter (10 to 15 years). In the North, the lifetime of the wood deck is 20 to 30 years. If your home is located in Maryland or Virginia, you should expect a life expectancy somewhere between 10 years and 20 years, but it will depend on the amount of humidity and if you have seasonal wood deck maintenance done.

Your wood deck’s long-term sustainability also has to do with the quality of the manufacturing process that was used to prepare the wood materials for the deck.

Wood Deck Maintenance

Let Carlton Cleans take care of your seasonal deck maintenance. With over 20 years of experience we can provide you with a plan to make your wooden deck investment last for years to come. Some of Carlton Cleans wood deck maintenance options include pressure washing, deck cleaning, deck sealing, and deck staining.

Deck Restoration

Is your deck falling apart, has it not been maintained in years? Carlton Cleans can help with a complete deck restoration to make your deck looking its best again. When you consider deck restoration, you may not feel qualified to estimate the condition of the wood deck. How many years of use have you gotten out of it? How much time have you spent cleaning, sealing, and restoring the deck to its original condition? Especially if you have taken over a home without this information, you can benefit from consulting a deck restoration expert. Your well-qualified Virginia deck restoration or Maryland deck restoration expert will provide an estimate so you know exactly what you will have to pay before agreeing to the job.

Contact Carlton Cleans

Keep your wooden deck looking its best with proper wood deck maintenance. Carlton Cleans also specializes in deck cleaning, deck staining, exterior painting, and more. Contact Carlton Cleans today for more information, to schedule an appointment or for a free estimate.

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