Aug 17, 2019

A Word About Wood Deck Maintenance

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling or texting 651-989-9226.  Here’s must-know information from Barry Stranz (professional & educator) who has 30+ years in the home improvement industry shared on 8.17.19.

Brown treated wooden decks are chemically treated to hold up against termites and decay.  However, over time, the deck’s original color lightens, and steps must be taken to keep it looking its best.  Power washing should also be done on a routine basis to ward off pollen, dust, dirt, and grime. To maximize a brown treated deck’s lifespan and keep it looking its best for as long as possible, a brightener should be brushed or sprayed on.  This type of product will restore the brown treated wood back to its original color.  Brown treated wooden decks also need to be sealed and it’s important to use a product that’s intended for this type of deck.

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Cedar decks also require a significant amount of attention.  Without chemical treatment, you’re relying on the wood’s own internal resistance in order to maintain longevity.  It’s worth noting that wood will deteriorate over time and the rate at which it does is reflective of the weather conditions it is exposed to.  Every few years, a cedar deck should be sanded and treated with a stain that will resist UV rays.

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"This was the second time I have worked with Lindus. They are not cheap but very professional. The crew was fantastic and the workmanship was great. They were always courteous, answered questions and I have a beautiful deck. The 2 carpenters on my project were great people, the worked hard and clean."

Deborah F.
St. Paul, MN
July 15, 2019

"The whole process went smoothly from sales, to selection of design from among many options, to scheduling, to the final building of the decks. We had many questions, which were handled patiently and professionally. The price was higher than we had originally anticipated, but we are very pleased with the final results. We would definitely recommend Lindus to others."

Pat A.
Maplewood, MN
June 20, 2019

"We had Lindus install our LeafGuard® gutters and build our deck. All the workers were quick and efficient, and cleaned up the area each day and when each job was completed. We recently had some product issues with our deck that were quickly resolved to our complete satisfaction!  Thank you Lindus Construction!!"

Mary M.
St. Paul, MN
May 28, 2019

"Efficient crew. Polite communications. They were helpful. Area was cleaned up well after the job was done. "

Michael O.
Minneapolis, MN
May 14, 2019

"The craftsmanship was excellent, the cost of the work was as per estimate and they cleaned up when they finished."

Jim S.
Minneapolis, MN
April 29, 2019

"The work was excellent."

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Plymouth, MN
March 20, 2019
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