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UV Rays Can Damage and Degrade Your Wooden Deck

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and in honor of the occasion Renew Crew of Charlotte wants to discuss the way direct sunlight can destroy your wooden deck and wooden outdoor structures. We also want to educate you on the proper course of action to prevent sun damage.

Unprotected wood will quickly degrade with constant exposure to the sun’s damaging ultra-violet rays, and this is a big problem for decks, docks, fences and other outdoor wood structure. After consistent sun exposure over one or more years, you will notice that your surface starts to turn a silvery gray—and this is a clear indication that the fibers in your wood are breaking down. If left to continue, this damage will darken and will ultimately shorten the life of any wood surface and lead to structural issues if not cleaned, stained and protected. Decks are an expensive asset that adds value to your home, so don’t go throwing good money away by not properly maintaining it.

It doesn’t matter it if its pressure treated, cedar or any of the exotic hardwoods—no wood installed in horizontal/flat position can escape the damage that water and sun will inflict over time without protection. To avoid the wallop of a big repair bill or full-on replacement of your deck destroyed by UV sunlight, call Renew Crew of Charlotte to keep your investment protected on an annual basis.

Heat, sunlight, rain, ice and snow are speedily absorbed by unprotected wood, and it will cause it to alternately shrink, get soft and swell due to exposure to wet and dry. This punishing cycle quickly breaks wood down and degrades it to the point where it will require a pricey repair or even a complete replacement. Renew Crew of Charlotte will help you eliminate all the headaches involved with caring for one of your biggest backyard investments, and we will take a shabby or run-down looking deck and give it a revitalized look that will add plenty of years of life.

Our ecologically-friendly foaming cleansers remove years of grime and mildew and lifts off nasty dirt without harming the wood’s surface. All our products are people, landscape and pet-friendly since we don’t use any noxious products like bleach. We will then stain your deck’s surface and seal it to guard against mold and mildew, the detrimental UV rays of the intense sun and other elements. You will see your has-been wood pop back to life and look almost good as new!

Ongoing annual maintenance will ensure your deck can survive punishing weather and still look fantastic even after years of use. Our patented protective cleaning, staining and sealing gives you a lot more time in between cleanings and extends the life of the deck, and that makes it far cheaper than replacing bad boards or even a costly replacement. And beware of the cut-rate “man with a power washer” who puts a flier in your mailbox touting bargain services! We can’t tell you how often we’ve been called in after the fact to repair damage caused by high pressure water in the hands of a non-professional. We stand by our work and make sure it’s done correctly to give you peace of mind and ensure the durability of your backyard deck.

Trust us to have your deck cleaned, stained and sealed right! Contact Renew Crew of Charlotte today to learn more about our keeping your outdoor surfaces looking great year after year! Give us a call for a free consultation at 704-944-1350 or send us an email at charlotte.renewcrewclean.com