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Weather-Proofing Your Backyard Oasis

close up of a paint brush being used to apply a weather proofing coating to a deck

Why weatherproof? It’s all about protecting your investment. When you take the time to hire a trusted business that offers quality construction and superior craftsmanship, then taking the right steps to extend the life of your deck or patio matters. You’ve taken the time to create a space you enjoy spending time in, so spending a bit of extra effort ensuring it’s protected year-round will go a long way. Backyard getaways in Maryland are becoming increasingly popular, so you won’t have trouble finding reputable professionals in the area to assist you with your weatherproofing needs. If you have questions about what’s involved, give the Valley Deck & Patio team a call today at 410.983.6261.

Backyard Oasis Protection For Your Deck Or Patio

No matter what part of the country or what kind of climate you reside in, foul weather is always a concern. Harsh winters can wreak havoc on your patio or deck, but a rainy spring can equally do damage. The key is preventative maintenance. Everything from treating your outdoor surfaces with a weatherproofing product to making surfaces and features well-covered and protected during inclement weather.

Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you get ready for bad weather:

  • Apply a sealant to your deck or patio before bad weather hits
  • Cover up surfaces if you can and secure features like fire pits, grills, or seating with weather-appropriate covers
  • Use umbrellas, canopy, or tents over your entertaining areas to protect tables and seating
  • Rugs can protect deck or patio surfaces, and there are many choices available that are appropriate for outdoor use
  • Make sure you have the proper storage for the loose items (like pillows and cushions) you want to protect during bad weather

Weatherproofing Your Backyard Getaway in Maryland

Wood decks and stone patios are the most popular outdoor entertaining spaces you will encounter in Maryland. Protecting either takes a similar approach. A little maintenance will go a long way. For wood decks specifically, making sure the deck surface is very clean is the first step. This includes removing any moisture or mildew as well. After the surface is clean, it’s best to apply a protective finish to save it from extreme weather damage and ensure you’re ready for outdoor entertaining as soon as better weather arrives. Stone patios tend to weather the elements better than wood, but it doesn’t hurt to take similar prep measures and clean and clear the surface well prior to inclement weather.

Outdoor living spaces are an extension of your home, so it only makes sense to take the same steps with regular maintenance that you would with the exterior or interior of your home. Utilizing more of your property all year round is a great advantage.

Give Valley Deck & Patio a Call Today

Our expert team is standing by to help with all your outdoor living needs in Maryland and the greater Washington D.C. area. We can help with the design, installation, and maintenance of all types of patios and decks for new construction or existing properties. Let our design team bring your vision to life using 3D technology, the best materials, and top-notch installation services.

Whether it’s consulting with you on the best way to protect your investment or helping you design a complete custom outdoor living space, let the Valley Deck & Patio team help you with all of your outdoor needs.

Services include:

  • Custom decks and patios
  • Outdoor fireplaces
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Custom walkways
  • Stone walls
  • Landscape lighting

Call today at 410.983.6261 to learn more and schedule a complimentary consultation, or fill out our online form and let us get back to you.