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5 Reasons To Stain Your Wooden Deck This Summer

If you live in the Greater Atlanta area, it’s deck season! You know the joy of spending time outside on your deck with family and friends. Dining outdoors or watching your kids play in the backyard is one of life’s great pleasures!

Your deck is the stage where these scenes play out. However, wooden decks require annual maintenance to keep them looking great. One way to protect your deck from the elements is through Freeland Painting’s deck staining service.

Freeland Painting’s residential deck staining service will help protect your wooden deck from the elements. Freeland Painting’s professional deck staining service will keep your deck free of mold, mildew, rotten wood, and moisture issues while protecting it from the hot Atlanta sun and UV damage.

Here are 5 reasons to stain your deck this summer:

1. Waterproof Your Wooden Deck

Water and wood don’t make good companions. If you leave your untreated wooden deck, porch, gazebo, or other wooden outdoor structure without the protection of a stain or sealant, the wood will absorb water, swell, warp, twist, crack, and eventually dry out. When wood gets dry and cracks, it becomes more susceptible to insect invasion. It may also develop mold or mildew. Applying a coat of quality deck stain every couple of years will help the boards of your deck repel moisture and resist insect invasions. A deck stain will protect your wood from the elements, keeping it looking good and extending its useful life.

2. Block the Sun’s Damaging UV Rays

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are present in our atmosphere 365 days a year, rain or shine. And they can have a significant impact on the lifespan of wooden decks and other outdoor structures. Deck stain offers UV protection for wooden surfaces, penetrating deep into the porous wood and providing a solid defense against “graying” or premature weathering of your wood. In general, the darker the stain, the better the UV protection. If your deck gets full sun all day, ask our specialists at Freeland Painting which deck stain will best protect your investment.

3. Prevent Wood Rot

Once wood absorbs water and begins to rot, your wooden deck or other structure will start to degrade. Rotten wood can’t be repaired — it must be replaced. To avoid that expense, apply a coat of deck stain every couple of years to protect wooden structures from various causes of rot, including mold, mildew, termites, carpenter ants, and other pests.

4. Safeguard Your Deck’s Style and Beauty

Your deck is exposed to the elements 365 days a year. Whether it’s trapped beneath a layer of ice in winter or facing the heat and humidity of an Atlanta-area summer, the wooden boards are exposed to a punishing array of weather extremities. Without a coat of stain for protection, wooden decks in excessively moist environments are prone to develop mold or mildew, while decks in full sun will dry out, warp, and turn prematurely gray. Fortify your wooden deck with a high-quality stain applied by Freeland Painting’s professionals so it can give you years of happy outdoor memories.

Wood stain comes in a fantastic array of colors and options, from full opacity to semi-opaque to transparent. Wood stain works by penetrating into pores in the wood to partially fill them and create a thin barrier of protection against the elements while still showing its natural grain and beauty through the stain.

Whether you prefer a fresh semi-transparent green such as Foliage, a solid stain in a moody modern blue like Juniper, or a light-colored neutral such as White Birch, it’s fun to look at online exterior wood stain color inspiration galleries by Sherwin Williams or Behr. Check out the various exterior wood stain colors and deck staining ideas to decide what you like for your own home.

5. Save On Replacement Costs

By applying high-quality wood stain every couple of years to protect your deck and other structures from wood rot, warping,  and premature graying (problems that require wood replacement), you’ll save money long-term. The professionals at Freeland Painting will share their knowledge and expertise with you about the ideal deck staining service schedule for your particular deck, depending on whether your backyard is shaded or in full sun.

If you’re ready to discuss your deck staining project or have questions about it, call Freeland Painting today at 678.679.3126. We look forward to discussing how we can help beautify your outside space. Freeland Painting provides residential deck staining, multifamily deck staining, HOA community deck staining, and commercial deck staining services to protect your wooden deck from the harsh Atlanta summer.

A new coat of deck stain gives your outdoor space a fresh, updated feel. Our exterior house painters and deck staining service will transform your outdoor entertaining from drab to fab.

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