Deck Maintenance Tips for the Fall

Before the winter weather hits, you should make sure that you take preventive measures to keep your deck in good condition. During the year you should always be checking your deck for any damages or areas that need to be repaired. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your deck for the winter!

  • Waterproofing: If you have a wood deck, it’s important that it be waterproofed and a large aspect of maintaining a wooden deck is doing the frequent sealing.
  • Washing: A vinyl or composite deck won’t need any new coats on it but it will need to be washed down with a hose once a year.
  • Sweeping: During the fall, you should still take the time to sweep off fallen leaves, acorns, twigs, and pine needles. This debris can cause discoloration and mold growth on your deck.
  • Removing: Before the first snow falls, make sure that all planters, chairs, and tables occasionally are removed from your deck to avoid discoloring.
  • Decorations: During the fall you should not place any pumpkins directly onto your deck’s surface, even though pumpkin is a major decoration for the season. The moisture from the pumpkin can help produce mold and lead to rotting wood.

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Home Remodel Project

home remodel project in MAThree Sons Window & Door recently finished a remodel project for a home in Chelmsford MA. The homeowner wanted a total remodel that included a new roof, new energy efficient windows, new vinyl siding on the exterior, new doors, and a new decking/railing system. Remodeling your home ultimately requires less maintenance and makes it easier for when it’s time to sell your home.

For the back deck, the homeowner chose that were used were Therma-Tru Doors. curb appeal of your home. AZEK Building products in Slate Gray and White. The doors Therma-Tru doors are energy efficient as well as increase the curb appeal.

The beautiful Flagstone siding is from the CertainTeed Monogram collection. The CertainTeed Monogram collection offers over 40 siding and trims colors for your home. CertainTeed Siding is practically maintenance free and will never need to be painted.

The roof was a Charcoal Black architectural shingle by CertainTeed Roofing and Harvey Building Products supplied the Classic style windows on this beautiful renovated Chelmsford home.

If you need new siding, doors, windows, decking or a roof contact Three Sons Window & Door for more information.

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Composite Decking

Composite decking is a low maintenance alternative to wooden decks. These types of decks have a much longer lifespan than the usual wood decks; composite material is made from recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic. Composite decking is considered one of the most durable types of decks available today.

Unlike wooden decks, with composite decks you won’t have to stain, sand, seal, or do board replacement. Another advantage to composite decking is that you won’t have to worry about mold growing and insects gnawing composite like wood decks. Since there is no real wood with composite decking, you won’t have to worry about getting splinters either!

There is also minimal fading to composite decks and the only care that would really need to be done with a composite deck is a quick wash with soap and water.

Trex is an eco-friendly manufacturer that provides durable and easy maintenance composite material. Azek is another company that offers capped wood composite that is also easy to maintain and mold resistance. Most manufacturers offer either a 25-year or lifetime warranty on their composite products.

Spring Projects…We can help!!!

Call Three Sons Window and Door 781-899-6353 if you have any Spring Home Improvment Projects.  We are a full service Mass Contracting company.  We are experts in Replacement windows (#Andersen, #Marvin, #Harvey).  We are also Roofing and Siding Contractors (#CertainTeed, #GAF).  Looking for a new deck for summer?  We can do that too (#CertainTeed, #Trex, #Azec).  Follow us on #Twitter or “like” us on #Facebook.  We have lots of reviews from happy customers on #AngiesList.  Take a look.

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Home Show at Patriot Place

This weekend is the Home Show at Gillette Stadium/Patriot Place.  The show runs Friday March 21 2pm-9pm, Saturday March 22 10 am-9 pm and Sunday March 23 10 am – 6 pm.  Three Sons Window & Door Will be in Booth #428.  Come see us for windows, doors, roofing, siding, decking and remodels.  We will have samples of Harvey Windows, CertainTeed Siding, Trex and CertainTeed decking and railings, GAF and CertainTeed roofing and more.  If you are planning any type of Spring project now is the time to see Three Sons Window & Door.