Deck Preservation

Bright Services specializes in exterior wood deck cleaning and preservation.  Our deck cleaning and deck staining services are available starting in March through November.  We specialize in deck cleaning, deck power washing and deck sealing and staining.  Not all wood is treated the same way.  A deck restoration professional will be able to determine what type of wood you have and provide you with the best course of action.  We are your Deck Restoration Specialists!

We have restored thousands of decks over the past decade and enjoy preserving existing wood.  With the use of proper techniques, tools, and equipment; replacement is not the right answer.

There is a lot to understand when it comes to deck restoration.  The list below helps give a nice overview of some of the questions to answer prior to choosing the best course of action when restoring a deck.  Contrary to popular belief, there is not a “one size fits all” deck restoration process.

  • How old is your wooden deck?
  • What type of wood is the deck made out of?
  • Is there an existing stain or paint on the deck?
  • What brand of sealer, stain or paint was used previously?
  • What is the deck used for?

Visit the below information for more details about our process and also visit the below links to learn more detailed information regarding wooden decks.

  1. Hardwood Deck Restoration
  2. Deck Sanding
  3. Power Washing a Deck

The below terms are common ways of describing the services that we offer.

  • Deck Cleaning Services
  • Deck Sealing
  • Deck Staining
  • Deck Restoration
  • Deck Preservation

Choosing the Proper Semi-Transparent Deck Stain:

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Ready Seal Stain and Sealer for Wood is the best stain for protecting all your outdoor wood projects. Ready Seal wood stains are PROFESSIONAL GRADE wood stains, designed for professional results every time! By circumventing the problems often encountered by conventional wood stains and deck paint products, Ready Seal wood stains are able to offer fast, easy application without sacrificing durabilty or cosmetic appeal, making it the best stain on the market!

We offer the Golden Pine, Natural Cedar, Mahogany and Dark Walnut options.

  • Wood Stain and Wood Sealer in One!
  • No Cracking, Chipping, Flaking or Peeling! 

Signs it is time to restore your deck

When winter is through and spring has arrived, chances are the warmer weather has spurred you to uncover your grill and dust off your patio furniture.   As you are about to increase the use of your deck, now is the perfect time to check for signs of wear.   This is especially true if your deck is made of wood, as opposed to composite decking such as Trex.  Here are four key things to inspect to make sure your deck is safe for use.

1)      First, inspect your deck for any stains to the wood.  These are displeasing to the eye, but more importantly, some stains have the potential to eat through your protective sealant.  When sealant is worn away, the wood is more likely to absorb moisture, and eventually, to rot.  To remove a stain, gently rub it with a soft cloth coated with a mixture of mild detergent and water.  Always make sure to rinse the area thoroughly after cleaning.

2)      Second, look for and remove any loose or protruding nails and screws.   Replace them with new ones adjacent to the existing holes to improve the stability of your deck.

3)      Next, look at the big picture and check the boards themselves for signs of wear and tear.  If you see a split in a piece of wood, that is an indication that it is on its way to breaking. It is important to replace damaged or broken boards, which are especially common in high traffic areas, for the safety of everyone using your deck.

4)      Dry rot to the boards of your deck is always a possibility, regardless of the climate in which you live.  It is typically the result of continued exposure to moisture on untreated decking.  Signs of dry rot include shrinking boards with dark stains, fungal growth, and a damp, musty odor.  If you suspect dry rot, it is important to call in a decking professional who can assess the damage and make recommendations for repair.

The service professionals at Bright Services are happy to assist you with any questions regarding the care and maintenance of your deck.

Contact Bright Services today for more information at 215-357-3058 or 610-522-7494.  We look forward to answering any questions you have!