Maintenance Guide for WPC Decking in Winter

in WPC Decking Tips 2018-12-04

WPC decking is a combination of recycled wood and plastic. Because it doesn’t need to be polished, it won’t break, and has a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, it has become increasingly popular. WPC decking is suitable for use in various climatic conditions and can be well maintained in weather conditions such as winter.

Decks made of WPC decking materials instead of traditional wood allow us to enjoy more time and use less time to maintain them. But this doesn’t mean there is no need for maintenance at all. Below are some maintenance tips for using and maintaining WPC Decking in winter.

Cleaning the deck

WPC decking can be protected from most moisture and sunlight, but the wood fiber is still susceptible to mold, especially in wet weather conditions. Techwoodn adds mold inhibitors in the manufacturing of the decks to prevent fungal growth. In addition, the best way to prevent mold is to clean it regularly. You can sweep the leaves, dirt and other small debris from the deck before winter comes. You can use a broom and soapy water for washing. Special attention should be paid to clearing the space between the boards so that rainwater and snowmelt water can flow freely.

Safe snow removal

Snow and ice can cause slippage, but special care must be taken not to scratch or damage the deck when removing snow. You can gently use a plastic shovel to avoid scratching or damaging the deck surface. In addition, you can also use salt to help melt ice and snow. After melting snow, use enough water and a plastic brush to gently scrub. It can easily remove snow and calcium chloride from snow and ice. When the weather gets warmer, use a garden hose or sprinkler to flush the deck.

Preventive maintenance in autumn and winter will help ensure that you can fully enjoy your deck during the warmer months. Spring will come again and you will enjoy your outdoor living area again.