Cedar Deck Maintenance Specialist- Michigan
All Surface Restoration in Oakland County will provide all the services you need to keep your deck looking as good as new – no matter how long you have neglected it. We offer deck cleaning, stripping, and sanding to ensure your deck continues to be a beautiful addition to your home.
With proper maintenance and regular sealing a wood deck can last up to 30 years. Deck sealing with Total Wood Preservative (TWP) should take place every 2-3 years depending on use and exposure to weather. The two main elements that cause damage to exterior wood are moisture and ultraviolet rays from the sun.
Other common factors, which impact the sealer, are traffic, location, and temperature. These factors contribute to the degradation of the wood’s lignin, which is a glue-like substance that holds wood together. When lignin begins to break down, it results in splitting, checking, raised grain and discoloration of wood. Mildew growth along with the cellulose left as the lignin degrades, causes the surface to turn gray. Weathered, discolored wood fibers on the surface need to be safely removed before the deck is sealed; otherwise the performance of the penetrating sealer is poor.
To properly seal cedar decks in Michigan we apply Total Wood Preservative (TWP). TWP penetrates into the wood to provide a durable, long lasting natural appearance without peeling or cracking. TWP 100 series is available in several colors: Cedartone 101, Redwood 102, Dark Oak 103, Honeytone 115, Rustic 116, Pecan 120.
The experts at All Surface Restoration will transform your cedar deck to a like new appearance. Contact us today to receive a free estimate on deck restoration & maintenance services 248-475-0004.