Decks aren’t cheap, if your home has one then you know this.
You should always make sure to have your deck’s manufacturer or builder come out to inspect it every two to five years. While this may sound tedious, it’s well worth the trouble if it means catching a serious issue before it becomes a costly repair.
After you’ve scheduled your inspection, arrange for it to be painted or stained if needed. In addition to making your deck look like new, it’ll also prevent any damage your deck may incur by being exposed to the elements.
When it comes to day-to-day maintenance, there are a few steps you can take. First off, prevent your renters from using grills, firepits, or smokers on the deck as these can trap moisture on the surface of your deck, damaging it. For the same reason, don’t allow them to place any sort of rug on the deck either. Second, you should also have them place any plants at least a couple of feet off the surface of the deck so that any water can drain and dry off.