Here's how to keep your deck looking like new:
- Ensure minimum 6" ventilation under deck and required spacing between decking boards.
- Improve drainage or grade soil to eliminate standing water under decks.
- Direct downspouts, downspout extensions and splash guards away from decks.
- Position dryer vents away from decks.
- Maintain a deck that is dry and clean.
- Clean your deck as often as needed, at least twice each year.
- Use extreme caution with pressure washers and use at pressures less than 1,500 psi at 12" above deck surface. Pressure washing is not recommended when mold/mildew are present on the deck.
- Keep debris out of gaps between the decking boards so rain showers can remove pollen and organic debris between cleanings.
- Minimize the use of wet mulch up against the deck structure.
- Items stored directly on top of the deck surface, such as flower pots, prohibit water evaporation and can cause some staining of the deck surface.
- Use of wrought iron railing or other carbon steel materials in contact with or above an uncapped composite deck surface may cause dark extractive staining.
- To remove ice and snow never use sand, use a calcium chloride-based “ice-melt” or rock salt. Do not use ice melt with an added colorant. The dyes can stain your composite decking. Here are the Dos and Don’ts for Cleaning Your Snow-Covered Fiberon Deck.
- Read more tips on how to care for your Fiberon deck.
Deck Maintenance and Care Documents
For detailed information please refer to the following documents: