Deck weatherproofing is the process of protecting your deck from the elements. Weatherproofing decks will help to maintain their good looks and keep them in good shape for much longer. In reference to a deck, weatherproofing is preventing the elements from turning your beautiful, deep-grained deck into one that’s featureless and grey. Weatherproofing can help slow the deterioration of your deck and can extend your deck’s life by more years than you might ever imagine.
It’s important to weatherproof your deck because no matter what type of climate you live in, weather is tough on your deck. 365 days a year, your deck experiences exposure to sun, heat, wind, rain, cold, snow, hail, and more. It gets both very wet and very dry, and that’s tough on the wood framing. Weatherproofing can help protect your deck infrastructure from water damage and other types of damage caused by exposure to the elements.