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Do I need to treat my newly installed wood fence with any type of water sealer or stain?
No, it is not required, but it is highly recommended to consider protecting your investment with a periodic application of a high-quality sealer, and or stain. This will prevent advanced aging to include fading, water damage.
How long will my fence last depends upon materials being used, and proper maintenance?
Many factors affect the life of your fence. Local climate, soil conditions, and the materials used all can play a crucial role in fencing. You can expect a properly installed fence to last many years when properly maintained. However, there are so many designs and installation considerations in any fencing project. For more information about pressure treated wood, click here.
How long will my gate last depends upon materials being used, and proper maintenance?
Many factors affect the life of your gate. Craftsmanship, local climate, soil conditions, and the materials used all can play a crucial role in fencing. You can expect a properly installed gate to last many years when properly maintained. However, there are so many designs and installation considerations in any fencing and gate project.
Will my new composite decking fade or stain?
In most instances, the normal weathering process for composite decking materials means it will fade about 15 to 20% of its original color over time. However, there are composite materials available that have less of a fade factor. Most composite manufacturers have care and cleaning tips posted on their websites.
Why would I choose a composite built deck over a pressure treated line deck?
Price is the typical driving force behind this decision. One should consider the breakeven point which will be realized in about 12 years. That’s right! General maintenance of a PTP wood deck to include periodic power-washing and seal-stain applications will add to the overall cost value of your investment.
Should I place a grill mat under my grill?
Yes, use a grill matt. Grilling is one of the most common issues causing staining to deck and patio surfaces. Grease is a tough stain to get rid of. In most cases, grease will permanently stain your decking or patio surface. The use of a grilling mat is recommended. Grilling mats are sold at most hardware stores or can be purchased online.