Lots of homes in Mississauga and Toronto have veranda's and a lot of them are very beautiful and well kept. The secret is in deck maintenance. The homeowner should stay on top of keeping the veranda in good condition. Your deck is an important investment for your home. Some decks are made for the intent of accessing your home and are needed for this. These are mostly called verandas were the entrance to the home is higher than the ground-level. Some are, as simple as a few steps and then a square landing where you can safely open the door and enter. Then there are some more elaborate verandas and decks where there is a larger area for chairs and flowerpots to decorate the front of your home.
These porches that are higher than ground-level will require some type of safety guard such as a railing to prevent falling off. Also, the steps leading up to the porch might require railings on both sides for safety. Generally, anything over 18 inches requires some type of safety guard.
is identifying spots where screws are getting loose and retightened them if you can. Sometimes boards start rotting and splitting open. These should be removed and replaced for safety reasons obviously and also it could be hazardous walking barefoot.
When inspecting your wood deck boards for rot, looking for places where the board texture and color have distorted and peeling or the paint looks a little loose. This is a good indicator that underneath the paint or stain the wood has gone soft and/or rotted. The spots that don’t quite look right should be more closely inspected by poking it with a screwdriver or something with a hard end on it to see how soft the wood is underneath You will soon be able to identify if the wood is rotten or not by the way the screwdriver penetrates into the wood. Scrape this area to better identifying the condition of the underlying wood. Sometimes the wood is so badly rotted that you can push your finger right through. In some cases, the wood might be so soft and rotten your finger will go right through the board.
can also be retightened if loose. Wood does move, making for loose connections eventually so it is wise to make sure everything is tight. Screws are the best way to go for tightening and attaching boards. They have more grip and you do not get hammer marks when you miss the nail had and hit the wood.
This is done by keeping the porch clean, at the least, the porch should be cleaned off before and after winter. There are all kinds of deck cleaning and maintenance supplies at places like Home Depot and Rona. These are detergents and deck cleaning agents to help keep the structure clean. Moldex is one it Cleans and Brightens Deck wood and Fences and makes your weathered old platform or fence look like new. Moldex Instant Deck Wash removes hard to remove stains from mildew, mold, algae, fungus, and moss. It Has An Advanced Bleach In It for removing deep mold, mildew, growth.
This is important to keep your veranda maintained properly and make it last. Power washing removes any sediment leftover from rotting foliage and dirt causing ultimately the deterioration and wood rot. Keeping your porch clean is as easy as removing all the dirt and nonessentials off the Veranda in the fall time and then sweeping all the dirt off it and then just quickly hosing it down to make sure that there was no embedded dirt in the cracks. This is sort of insurance making sure that you don't develop bigger cracks the following year.and in the springtime you should be able to clean the platform off maybe even power wash again to have a nice clean floor.
Porch staining can be done immediately after washing down your deck. This is the time to look at the deck and decide whether they should be any Deck Repair Mississauga Services done and if thy deck needs a recoat of stain to bring it back to its original brilliance. If you need any assistance with any deck repairs or power washing and staining please give us a call. We serve the Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, and Oakville areas. you can call Vic at 416-568-3547
When talking about porch repair Mississauga's best people to call are Mississaugahandyman.