Deck Maintenance and Warranty Information

support port orford


Port Orford’s superior sustainability can handle the elements like no other wood can.

support deck armadillo


This decking is virtually maintenance free for it’s 30+ year lifespan!

support deck tigerwood


Tigerwood is a beautiful species of hardwood that provides unsurpassed durability.

General Care and Maintenance for Your Deck

Year-Round Tips

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean the deck periodically with a mild soap and water solution to remove dirt and grime. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Address Stains Promptly: Attend to any spills or stains promptly to prevent discoloration.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the deck material.
  • Inspect for repair: Regularly inspect the deck for any signs of wear, scratches, or damage. Replace boards as needed to maintain the deck’s appearance and safety.

Spring Tips

  • Inspect for winter damage: check for any damage caused by winter weather, such as ice, snow, or heavy winds. Look for loose or damaged boards, railings, and support structures.
  • Clean debris: remove leaves, dirt, and other debris that may have accumulated around on the deck during the winter months. Use a broom, leaf blower, or a gentle power washer for easier cleaning.
  • Check for mold/mildew: Inspect the deck for any signs of mold or mildew. Clean affected areas with a suitable cleaner and a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Secure Loose Fasteners: Tighten any loose screws, nails, or other fasteners. Replace damaged or missing hardware to maintain the deck’s structural integrity.

Summer Tips

  • Inspect for insect damage: Look for signs of insect infestations, especially in wooden decks. Treat affected areas with an appropriate insect repellant.
  • Stain or seal (if applicable): If your deck requires staining, sealing, or painting, consider doing so according to prolong the life of your deck. Read our guide to staining here.
  • Trim Vegetation: Trim any overgrown vegetation around the deck. This helps prevent debris buildup and promotes air circulation.

Fall Tips

  • Remove fall debris: Clear fallen leaves and other debris from around the deck surface and between boards. Leaves can trap moisture leading to mildew and mold growth.
  • Inspect and secure hardware: Check for loose screws, fasteners, and other hardware. Tighten or replace any loose components to ensure the deck remains sturdy.

Winter Tips

  • Snow removal: Remove snow from the deck using a plastic shovel or a broom. Avoid using metal tools that could damage the deck surface.
  • Check for ice buildup: Inspect for ice accumulation on the deck. Gently remove any ice to prevent damage. Avoid using salt or ice melt products that could harm the deck material.
  • Monitor for leaning or shifting: Check for any signs of the deck settling or shifting. Address any structural issues promptly to prevent further damage.

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