With winter upon us and snow and ice everywhere you should be aware how to properly remove snow and ice from a PVC or composite deck. Snow and Ice Removal Traction on slippery surfaces is a plus and a huge safety factor but the sand grit will grind into the decking and damage its surface. Avoid Metal Shovels or
I have a firend with the same problem and who isplanning to replace her decking with stone paving slabs. Not sure how that will work as on my shady terrace made from recycled granite pavers it always gets slippery in wet weather and all through winter. Pressure washing is not ideal for wood as it destroys
slip resistent composite decking. When it comes to Composite Decking, like most things in life, safety has got to be the top priority. When left outside and exposed to the elements such as rain, sleet and sometimes even snow it can be easy for decking to become slippery and potentially unsafe. Here at
Water and snow are not nearly as harsh on wooden decks as some TV advertisers would have you believe. (Oct 2015) Last winter Mother Nature brought record cold and record snow (over nine feet of the stuff) to the Boston area. And so is composite decking, which is composed of wood and plastic.
The our Blog - Let It Snow! Tips for Wintertime Care our. Follow these simple steps this winter and your our deck will how slippery the our surface becomes in the winter even if it's cleared of snow. TREX for deck. [Archive] - Straight Dope Message Board. Does anyone here have experience with TREX for a deck? it's
What you need to know before you purchase your wood, vinyl, composite or aluminum decking material. Have you ever been on your wood deck just after a rain, or when the snow has melted? IT IS SLIPPERY! Plastic and composite boards may have a How strong will your decking be this winter?
Worries about the safety of wet decking are commonplace with both deck owners and people considering installing decking for the first time. An issue in both summer and winter, the reason for decking becoming slippery in the rain, surprisingly isn't in fact the fact that the wood is wet per se, it's because of
Thirdly (and this may not be an issue where you live), it's unbelievably slippery in the winter if there's even a skiff of snow or moisture on it. This has been our big problem with the deck - our garage is detached, and we need to walk across the deck to get from the house to the garage. With two little kids and
Hard Plastic Capped Second Generation Composites: Adding a rigid, impermeable capping material to the outside surface of composite decking goes a long way toward keeping excess moisture out of the decking boards and making them less slippery. However, the capping surface of many models
Slippery decks can be a hazard at any time of year, but winter weather can aggravate an already dangerous situation. Often the stairs leading up to a deck provide an emergency
Long wear, appearance and low maintenance are among the reasons that some homeowners and builders choose composite materials rather than wooden lumber for decks. In winter, decks
If the fluffy white stuff is in your region's winter forecast, be sure to check out these snow removal and clean up tips for composite and PVC decks. the best means for making your deck less slippery, choose calcium chloride-based "ice melt" or rock salt to remove snow and ice from your composite decking.
Whilst it might hold some advantages over wood decking, composite decking can still be slippery and DeckWright can help.
If you own one of the older generation composite decks, such as Accents , calcium chloride or rock salt may be used but should be rinsed off as soon as possible. Use caution not Follow these simple steps this winter and your deck will maintain its beauty throughout every season. (Catch all the
Keep your deck clean. While ice is an obvious slip risk on its own, it's not the only reason it's easier to slip and fall on a deck in the winter. What makes your deck slippery isn't necessarily the moisture it's the mold, algae, and moss that grow on surfaces as a result of the combination of moisture and organic
We had a deck installed in 2004. We choose to use the non-groovey side, Winchester Gray color. The deck is not slippery and cleans easily when power washed once a year. In the Spring of 2014 we needed to retrofit a small section of the deck and purchased four 16' gray boards which now can
One concern about nonwood decking is how slippery it can be when wet. According to Richmond, who installs plastic and composite decks, all-plastic planks seem to be a little more slippery than regular wood, whereas composites are not. "Most plastic boards are smoother on top than composites, which have a rough