The warm, sunny weather that is prevalent in Ventura can take its toll on wooden decks and concrete patios. When sun damage occurs, wooden decks are especially vulnerable to wind and rain. Replacing the surface of a deck or patio can cost thousands of dollars. Because of the steep price, many homeowners opt for deck coatings to re-coat their deck instead of replacing it.
Benefits of Deck Coatings
There are a variety of benefits to coating your deck, which include:
- Changing the look, style or color of a deck or patio.
- Saves money versus replacing a deck or patio.
- Surfaces can be coated with a waterproof material, reducing the risk of slips and falls.
- Makes cleaning easier.
- Protects the investment of a deck.
Process of Coating a Deck
After deciding on your deck coatings, the damaged wood or concrete will first need to be repaired. Repairing the deck or patio first will ensure that the coating will go on smoothly and will prevent the deck or patio from becoming ruined.
After fixing the area, the deck will be sanded until it is smooth and ready to receive the coating. The entire area is then be swept to remove any remaining debris or sawdust. The coating will then be applied to the area and allowed to dry.
Variety of Colors, Styles and Finishes
Many people with a cement patio or deck feel frustrated at its lack of aesthetic appeal. Deck coatings come in a variety of colors to fit the theme of any home. Additionally, there are a variety of styles and finishes that can mimic the look of tile, flagstone or sand. The result is a deck or patio that looks modern and beautiful.
Waterproof finishes can also be applied that reduce slips and falls. This is especially important if children play in the water during the summer days on the deck or for seniors who may slip when coming inside from the rain.
If your deck is beginning to look worn or no longer fits in your style, applying a coating can save you money while helping you to get the look that you’ve always wanted.