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Metallo 10-03-2013 04:32 PM

How to protect the deck from the winter
 
Hi all,

After weeks of hard work I finally got my two levels deck to real wood stained color.
Pressure washer stripping, sander and three times natural stain.

Now, I am in Canada and winter is coming soon, I wanted to find a way to protect the floor from the snow and ice and I was thinking to cover it with thick transparent plastic nylon, so that I can easily shovel the snow without any contact with the wood floor.

What's your opinion on this?

Thanks
Alex

joecaption 10-03-2013 06:53 PM

Waste of time and money.

Metallo 10-04-2013 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1249199)
Waste of time and money.

Well, at least tell me why...

oh'mike 10-04-2013 06:46 AM

Any covering you put over the wood deck will hold moisture ---this will degrade the wood ----

Windows on Wash 10-12-2013 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Metallo (Post 1249333)
Well, at least tell me why...

It will trap the moisture against the deck and probably do more harm than good.

Sorry but there is no real easy solution here.

Try brooming the deck when the snow comes down.

Fix'n it 10-13-2013 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1252537)

Try brooming the deck when the snow comes down.

or a leaf blower. if the snow is not wet.

oberkc 10-13-2013 09:44 AM

Use a plastic blade snow shovel and I doubt that there would be any damage that can be measured or observed. The wood will rot before you would damage the boards with a snow shovel.

My concerns with covering it are as the others...trapped moisture. This will cause more damage than a snow shovel.

ben's plumbing 10-13-2013 10:35 AM

just provide a good sealer as most people do to provide a good look and to prolong the life of the wood...ben sr


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