Why should I stain my deck?

wood deck with stain

Why should I stain my deck?

Staining your deck is an essential maintenance step that you can’t afford to skip or let go too long. By staining your deck, you’ll see improvements on the surface that go deep. Here are some of the important benefits.

Staining your deck …

… protects it from moisture damage. Staining helps to prevent moisture from penetrating by sealing the wood. This protection is crucial to the longevity of your deck’s life because water can cause the wood to swell, crack, and warp over time, leading to structural damage.

 … offers UV protection. Wood will fade and degrade under the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Staining creates a protective barrier that helps to block UV rays and preserve the wood’s color and integrity.

… enhances its appearance. Staining brings out the wood’s grain and texture to enhance its natural beauty. Choose a color that complements your home and landscape.

… reduces mold and mildew. Select a good quality stain that contain mildewcides. The stain will help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew on the deck’s surface, keeping it cleaner and healthier.

… increases longevity. Regular staining can extend the life of your deck by protecting it from the elements and wear and tear, reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements.

… improves safety. Keep the deck safe for walking barefoot and reduces the risk of accidents. Stain helps to maintain the wood’s integrity and prevents splintering.

Bonus benefit — Staining your deck makes it easier to maintain. With a proper stain on your deck, dirt and debris are less likely to stick to the surface, making routine cleaning simpler and more effective.

Overall, staining your deck is a proactive measure. You’ll enhance your deck’s appearance AND provides essential protection for the wood, ensuring the deck remains a beautiful and functional outdoor space for years.

Need help with staining your deck? Contact us for a free estimate today.