Should I cover my deck in the winter?
Herein, how do I cover my deck for winter?
One simple strategy for protecting your deck during the winter is to cover it with a non-porous, heavy tarp — preferably the type of tarp that is used to cover and protect a pool in the winter. A tarp will prevent moisture and snow from seeping into the wood and reduce the possibility of warping over time.
One may also ask, how do you winterize a deck? 3 Steps to Winterize Your Deck
- Step 1: Inspect. Inspect the entire deck. Check for loose screws, damaged boards, loose handrails, etc.
- Step 2: Clean. Sweep debris off your deck. Wash the deck with a bleach-free cleaner or mild soap and water.
- Step 3: Protect. Make sure your deck is completely dry.
Hereof, is it bad to leave snow on your deck?
You do not have to shovel the snow off your deck until the snow depth is 3 feet or more. As long as you can visibly see the rail tops, it's safe to say you do not have to shovel the snow. As long as you have a waterproof deck (vinyl or wood deck), you do not have to worry about snow damaging your deck.
What can you put on decking to make it non slip?
To do this make-up a solution of washing-up liquid and warm water and use it to scrub the clean deck surface. Rinse the decking thoroughly and allow it to dry. Now make-up a solution of warm water and baking soda and put it into a large garden sprayer.