After some time, you would notice the fibers of the wood that makes your deck raised. They create a rough fuzzy layer on the top of the decking surface. When the fuzzy layer dries out, it leads to splinters. The splitters soon come out of the surface, can cause injuries, and expose the wood to damage by weather changes.
It is important to have the surface sanded as soon as the fuzzy layer appears. Most of the people that go DIY damage the surface of the deck due to a number of things. For deck sanding in Rockland county, NY you should really call the professionals.
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First, they fail to use a proper grit sanding paper. Most of other people grit sanding papers that are coarser than 150 thereby damaging the wood. Others working with grit papers that are less than 60 do not get good results. However, we at Precision Hardwood Flooring have the right equipment for sanding that includes the orbital sander and the sanding sponge.
The contractor usually starts from one edge of the deck and works the way to the other edge of the wood. This ensures consistency in the depth of the sanding. The outer edges of the deck board should also be sanded. Sanding the outer edges ensures that there is an even stain absorption thereby leading to a better result by the end of the day.
The wooden handrails should also be sanded. Your family and guests hold the handrails severally when on your deck. Sanding ensures that there are no splinters on the rails that might injure them. Sanding handrails also absorb the stain better thereby keeping the wood in good condition for long. After the sanding is done, the wood is then stained and sealed to ensure that the elements of weather do not damage the wood. It also ensures that your deck retains a good color.
During the sanding process, the contractor also checks for the signs of rot or loose railings on your deck. Wood that is affected by dry rot is usually spongy and discolored. It also flakes when hit gently with a hard item. The contractor can advise on how to repair these problems as he does the sanding. Sanding and treatment of the wooden deck should be done as soon as you notice some damage on the decking wood. The earlier you treat the wood, the longer the wood rains in great condition and looks good. Maintenance is also cheaper than having to replace the wood from time to time.
For more information about our deck sanding in Rockland county, NY, please call us today at 845-369-8814. One of our sanding professionals at Precision Hardwood Floors will be happy to speak to you.