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How to Restore Your Deck

Updated: May 6

A deck is a great investment in the Chicagoland area and suburbs. According to the 2014 Cost vs Value Report, on average

ers are able to recoup nearly 100% of the original cost. Annual deck maintenance will forestall repairs, protect your investment, and boost your enjoyment of your outdoor space.


Over time, UV rays, mold, mildew, and dirt make your once beautiful deck appear old and worn. Ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun breaks down surface fibers causing graying and erosion. Moisture leads to stains, surface mildew, and rot, particularly in damp or humid climates where surfaces never completely dry. As issues start to pile up, it may be time to restore your deck.


The steps involved in restoring your deck are straight forward. First, properly wash it and clean between boards. Second, carefully inspect and identify all problems. Third, fix issues (e.g. remove stains and discoloration, replace rotten or damaged boards). Fourth, wash it again and apply a protective finish or seal. To ensure the best restoration outcome, it’s important to learn the best way to approach each step.


As a way to save time and ensure it’s done correctly, many savvy homeowners choose to hire a professional to restore their deck. The experienced professionals at Deck Doc are able to restore your deck to its original state, stain, and/or seal it to maximize your deck′s life and appearance. They also change rotten or damaged boards and spindles to make your deck look new again.


Regardless if you choose to do it yourself or hire a professional, restoring your deck will help protect your investment and add years of enjoyment to your outdoor space.


About Deck Doc

With over 20 years of experience, Deck Doc provides top quality deck cleaning, sealing, staining, restoration, and maintenance services for residential and commercial customers throughout Chicagoland. Call 847-979-9299 to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate.




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