Cedar Deck Washing & 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. Many species of cedar are native to the United States including: Atlantic White, Eastern Red, Incense, Northern White, Port-Orford, Western Red, and Yellow. Most importantly noted about cedar is that it can be naturally resistant to rot and decay making it a conscientious alternative to pressure treated wood. However, today’s cedar is harvested from younger growth trees, making the lumber less resistant to insects, rot and decay. Today the best lumber comes from 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.
Washing Cedar Decks
Cedar deck washing using safe low pressure should be done to keep it free of mildew and algae. Sealing cedar may only be done after being properly washed and prepped. Failing this, the results tend to be unsightly and undesirable, as well as potentially be irreversible. If the cleaning and prep are not properly performed future cleanings will be more difficult and costly in order to obtain the desired results.
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.
Sealing Cedar Decks
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.
Our Cedar Deck Washing & Sealing Service Areas
Serving: Maryland and Northern Virginia. Our service areas for Maryland are: Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Carroll County.
Cities in Maryland include: Potomac, Chevy Chase, Tacoma Park, Olney, Rockville, Bethesda, Kensington, Columbia, Clarksville, Silver Spring, Laytonsville, Mount Airy, New Market, Ijamsville, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Darnestown, Poolesville, Frederick, Urbana, Clarksburg, Barnesville, Brookville, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Damascus, Derwood, Kentlands, New Market, Sandy Spring, and Boyds.
Our service areas for Virginia are: Loudon County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Ashburn, Leesburg, Alexandria, Herndon, McLean, Annandale, Arlington, Chantilly, Falls Church, Glen Echo, Great Falls, Oakton, Sterling, and Vienna. Contact our office today.