Cedar Deck Washing With Low Pressure & Sealing, Maintenance & Restoration, MD, VA
Cedar comes in varying colors ranging in light yellow to pale brown, reddish or pinkish brown to dull brown, with sapwood that can be nearly white. These variations in color make cedar a popular choice for use in decks and gazebos. Cedar deck washing is an important part of protecting your beautiful wood.
Some species of cedar are aromatic or spicy in odor. Species of cedar native to the United States include: Atlantic White, Eastern Red, Incense, Northern White, Port-Orford, Western Red, and Yellow. Most importantly noted about the cedar species is that they can be naturally very resistant to decay making them a conscientious alternative to pressure treated wood. While more expensive than pressure treated wood, the look, feel and smell is quite attractive to enthusiasts of out-door living. However, today’s cedar is harvested from younger growth trees, making the lumber less resistant to insects, rot and decay than more mature growth trees.
When it comes to cedar deck washing, this species requires a knowledgeable approach. Being a soft wood species, it can easily be damaged. When cleaning cedar, power washing by inexperienced or untrained personnel can create a condition in the wood that may be very costly to correct or replace.
Cedar deck washing using safe low pressure should be done to keep it free of mildew and algae. Sealing cedar may only be done once it has been properly prepared. Failing this, the results tend to be unsightly and undesirable, as well as potentially be irreversible. Why? If not properly performed future cleanings will be more difficult and costly in order to obtain the desired results. Consumers also need to be aware of the VOC changes that went into effect in 2005. These changes have had an impact on the coatings industry, and on product performance. There are a number of product that are well suited to sealing cedar decks. Contact our office for more details regarding your specific deck.
Cedar deck washing must be done with care, since cedar is classified as a softwood and can be scarred. A deck is part of the assessed value of your home. The care put into it will reflect on its appearance, longevity and future assessed value. We have the future of your wood in mind. When you need a knowledgeable and experienced provider for your cedar care, call See Dirt Run!™ Inc.
Cedar deck washing and cedar deck chemical stripping, low pressure maintenance washing, sealing, staining, repair and installation work, and low pressure house washing for vinyl and aluminum siding are limited to parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia. We work on all species of wood including: Pressure treated lumber, pine, douglas fir, cypress, cedar, cambara, ipe, mahogany, purple heart, oak, teak, redwood, balu, Brazilian cherry, and more. Our service areas include: Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Carroll County, Prince Georges County, Potomac, North Potomac, Chevy Chase, Wheaton, Tacoma Park, Olney, Rockville, North Bethesda, Bethesda, Garrett Park, Kensington, Columbia, Clarksville, Silver Spring, Laytonsville, Mount Airy, New Market, Ijamsville, Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Darnestown, Poolesville, Frederick, Urbana, Clarksburg, Boyds, Loudon County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Ashburn, Leesburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, Herndon, McLean, Annandale, Arlington, Barnesville, Beallsville, Brinklow, Brookville, Brunswick, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Chantilly, Colesville, Damascus, Derwood, Falls Church, Glen Echo, Great Falls, Hampstead, Kentlands, New Market, Oakton, Sandy Spring, Spencerville, Sterling, Vienna, Woodbine for decks, fences, gazebos, trellises, arbors, teak furniture in MD, VA. Contact our office about cedar deck washing and sealing today.