Undoubtedly, there are several reasons you might want to mull over deck stripping. This is because deck stripping is genuinely a significant process. And while it should be handled only by a skilled deck contractor, let’s take a look at the reasons for stripping your deck.
Reasons for Stripping Your Deck
Do you own a cedar deck or a deck in general? If you do, then you know how eye-catching they are as well as how they feel great on your feet after a tough day’s work. No one knows why, but there is something rather calming about strolling barefoot on a wood deck. Primarily if cedar wood is used for it. But the condition and color of your deck can easily change your mood from positive to negative in a manner of minutes. And why is that?
Well there are three main reasons for that and why you should consider stripping your deck
- Hate the color
- The Deck is peeling
- Want to get it back to the natural wood-grain state
Hating the Color
Often the first, and leading reason that people want to strip their decks is that they don’t like the color of it. This is usually because the color was there when they bought the house, or they decided that they don’t like the color anymore after having the deck installed several years prior. But it is an easy fix to change out the color of the deck. This is done quickly by stripping your deck. So you don’t have to live with the ugly color of your deck forever.
All it takes is a phone call, and a professional will come and strip your deck and restain it for you.
The Deck is Peeling
People often have their decks stripped because they are starting to peel, and people are getting splinters in their feet. A reason why the deck can start peeling is that a contractor used paint instead of stain on the deck. Or there could be numerous coats of paint or stain on the deck. If you have either of these situations with your deck, then you’ll be experiencing peeling on it. And unfortunately, the only way to solve this problem is to get your deck stripped down to the original wood.
Natural Wood-Grain State
Since your deck is composed of wood, it is relatively common and typical to want to get the deck back to its natural state. A lot of people will ask the contractor to keep their deck a natural color from the start. And if you want to get rid of the color on your deck and see the wood grain better, all you need to do is strip your deck down. When you go to strip your deck down to the natural grain. Make sure that you are also keeping an eye out for rotting as well.
Lotz of Logic
If you want to change the look of your deck, then stripping it down will solve the problem. Especially if you can’t stand the present color or if you have bad peeling. Stripping it will get your deck down to its original state. And afterward, it is a fresh start to begin all over. It is strongly suggested that you get your deck stripped down in the springtime or fall. The chemical substance applied during this process is aggressive, and they will undoubtedly take a toll on your surrounding plants. While stripping the deck is very long as well as a complicated process, it will undoubtedly be worth it in the end. It is also strongly recommended that you get a qualified contractor who understands what he is doing.
This is mainly because of the chemicals that are required. It is worth it to have another person who knows the correct way to work with them, to do this for you. Why not enjoy your deck once again.
Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on stripping your deck, give me a call. My team and I would love to be of service to the Northwest Indiana communities such as Long Beach, Beverly Shores, Lake of the Four Seasons, Schererville, Kreitzburg, Michigan City, Grand Beach, and New Buffalo, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.