Did Those Harsh Pool Chemicals Hurt Your Deck?

Are you still splashing around your pool? We know there are lots of things to take care of when caring for a pool amongst the pool toys, chemicals, temperature, cleaningpooldeck and safety but most people don’t think about the deck right beside the pool.

There are a few factors around your pool deck that play with your decks wear and tear around the pool; foot traffic, chemicals and sun exposure. These are three important things to consider when caring for your pool deck. With the pool water splashing on the deck, the sun beating down and people in, out and walking all over the deck through the summer it takes a toll on your deck. You will gradually see the color fade, cracks, holes and the wood wear out.

One way to help with this wear and tear is to change what chemicals you’re using in your pool. There are many options for keeping your pool clean with out using such harsh chemicals. We recommend talking with your local pool and spa supplier to get more info.

We can repair and give your deck a new coating to protect it from next years pool water damage. We can guide you on the best option for your deck;

  • Acrylic paint – drys quickly, keeps color well, resistant fading from chemicals and UV rays.
  • Anti-slip coating – contains texture for anti-slip grip
  • Epoxy Coating – fills in cracks and small holes, does not fade with pool chemicals or sun exposure.
  • Composite Decking

Are you ready to repair or completely rebuild your pool deck? We do complete deck remodeling or repairs whatever your deck needs. Want another color? Style? Advice? Call TODAY 248-478-8660 serving Michigan and the Chicago Land area.

 

Composite Wood VS. Natural Wood, Which Is Better For Your Home?

Are you in the market for a new deck? Does your home look like its missing something? A deck is a great way to go! Whether you’re replacing a new one or adding a deck to your home, your deck becomes part of your home and it is important to choose the write materials to use.

Choosing what materials to have your deck built out of is one of the first things to decide. You have two main choices; composite wood or natural wood.

To decide which one suits better for you and your home you will need to consider four things;

  • How much maintenance and repair you will be willing to do in the future
  • The life span of the different materials
  • Your decks appearance
  • The cost of the different types of deck material.

When choosing natural wood you will need to stain and seal your deck every year. Composite decking requires less maintenance than the natural wood material. Composite wood will need to be cleaned but will not need to be stained like natural wood.

To consider the life span on the different materials you have to asses that wooden decks can crack and splinter from weather conditions and can also get more damaged from water and rot if they are not maintained properly. To repair wood decks can be stained and replaced if necessary. Composite decks do not crack or splinter but can fade and warp. They also have a tendency to scratch and stain. To repair composite decks can replace the scratched, warped or faded pieces.

Choosing what type of appearance you want your deck and home to have is very important. Composite deck materials are made to look like wood and vary less in appearance than natural wood. It is not stainable and if it fades it will need to be replaced rather than stained. Natural wood decks are more attractive and can add a lot of value to your property. There are many stains and types to choose from than composite deck materials and can be re-stained when the color starts to fade not have to be replaced.

Final decision is cost; Natural wood tends to be less expensive than composite deck materials.

This decision will depend on preference and what works better for you and your home, there are pros and cons to both types. Whichever you decide you, your family and guests will have a wonderful deck for years to come and we can build it for you!