Everyone is aware that regular cleaning should be part of any annual deck maintenance regimen, but more importantly, you should also routinely check your deck for more serious repairs that need to be made. Our lives are usually so busy that it’s possible to overlook the needs of our wooden decks. Some items that could require more serious repairs include:
If all this wooden deck maintenance talk is making you see stars, one option to take into consideration is purchasing a composite deck. You can build a new composite deck or replace an existing deck with a composite decking material. You won’t have to worry about termites eating your deck and some composite decks come with a 25-year warranty!
Your first thought may not be to hang out in your attic during the spring, especially if it doesn’t double as storage space. However, it’s important to evaluate the state of your attic on an annual basis; and spring is the perfect time to do this. In addition to checking and making sure there aren’t any weird smells coming from your attic, you’ll want to check for the following:
Not everyone has a pool, but for those of us that do—we know pool deck maintenance is serious business. While maintenance for your pool is a no-brainer, your pool’s deck should not go ignored. Your pool deck is constantly exposed to moisture and chemicals and maintenance is absolutely crucial to helping your deck look great. Looking over your pool deck and making any necessary repairs in the spring is a great way to ready your pool for summer fun. Some items to consider include:
Just like your wooden deck, other items that are exposed to the elements need love and care to look their best. A thorough cleaning is the first thing you’ll want to do before doing any refinishing. Afterward, you can move on things like sanding, painting or staining, if necessary. Some items that could use some elbow grease this spring season include:
If you're all caught up on your home maintenance projects, why stop there? There are still plenty of fun projects to do around the house to keep you busy and focused.
If you have the space, building a greenhouse can be very rewarding and provide you with fresh, nutritious food year around. Measure your available space and check out this tutorial that ILikeToMakeStuff.com has put together on How To Make A DIY Greenhouse. Their video has been viewed over 2 million times, so you know it's good!
If you take on lots of DIY projects, you’ll likely benefit from the use of a workbench. There are so many different options to help you with all of your projects, big or small. Check out our blog on DIY workbenches to get you started, we’ve even included some useful how-tos!
Right now it seems like EVERYONE is gardening in one form or another. If you’ve got a decently sunny spot you’re willing to give up, building planter boxes can be a fun project that will keep on giving back. If you don’t have a lot of space, no worries, worst case you end up with fresh herbs you can use in your kitchen. Check out this great step-by-step tutorial by Charles + Hudson to do this yourself.
Buying a storage shed can be costly and some of the materials they’re built with don’t always hold up. So why not build you own? A storage shed is a great way to free up some much needed space in your garage, attic or basement. Here’s a great how-to on how to build a storage shed that won’t break the bank.
At Webfoot Painting, we want all of your projects to be realized this spring, however, if you happen to need a little help, we’re here for you. We have extensive experience in more than just painting; we can help with all your carpentry and concrete coating needs as well. All of our estimates are free and we can provide virtual and contactless consultations; just fill out our contact form and a member of our friendly staff will contact you.