Why You Should Maintain Your Deck In Autumn

Why You Should Maintain Your Deck In Autumn

Mar 25, 2024 | Blog, Deck Cleaning, Deck Maintenance

In Australia, the autumn period presents an unparalleled opportunity for homeowners to enhance and protect their residential wood decks by applying a quality sealant. This season is widely acknowledged as the prime time for such maintenance due to several persuasive factors that align perfectly with the unique Australian autumn climate.

Foremost among these is the temperate weather characteristic of the autumn months. Unlike the intense heat experienced during the Australian summer or the unpredictable cold snaps in winter, autumn provides a “just right” climate. This moderate temperature range is ideal for sealant application, facilitating proper curing without the risk posed by the extremes of hotter or colder seasons. Ensuring the sealant cures properly is crucial for extending the lifespan and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your wood deck.

man blowing leaves on deck

Moreover, autumn in Australia is marked by generally lower humidity levels compared to the sweltering summer months. High humidity can be a major adversary in deck maintenance, as it often leads to moisture being trapped within the wood. This moisture can cause the sealant to bubble or peel off prematurely, compromising the deck’s protection. The drier conditions of autumn significantly mitigate this risk, making it the preferred season for applying deck sealant.

Another advantage of the autumn season is the reduction in deck usage. As the vibrant outdoor activities of summer give way to the more subdued pace of autumn, decks typically see less foot traffic. This decrease in use makes autumn an opportune time for homeowners to perform maintenance tasks without disrupting their outdoor enjoyment. Furthermore, the season is characterised by the accumulation of leaves and debris, which, if not addressed, can contribute to the deterioration of the wood. Applying a sealant during this time not only protects the deck from moisture but also from the potential damage caused by these natural elements, ensuring the deck remains in prime condition throughout the year.

rain and sun on a deck

In conclusion, the Australian autumn season, with its ideal climate conditions, reduced humidity, and lower usage of outdoor decks, offers the perfect window for applying sealant to wood decks. This proactive maintenance step is crucial for safeguarding the longevity and functionality of your outdoor space. At DeckSeal, we specialise in providing deck sealing services tailored to the Australian climate. We invite you to reach out to us today for a complimentary estimate. Discover how the DeckSeal’s team of experts can help protect your deck against the elements and keep it looking great for the seasons to come.

If you are interested in deck restoration you can give us a call at 1800 332 525, or fill out our online contact form and we will take care of you!

lovely deck outdoors

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