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Installing a composite decking in your home is one way that you can make it beautiful. A plastic wood composite installed in your home will give you extra space to walk and relax when having your outdoor activities. When you build a decking in your home, you will install it outdoors. Outdoors, your composite decking will be exposed to the elements. Rain, moisture, and fluctuating temperature will affect plastic wood composite. That is why you must protect your composite decking boards. 

Protecting Your Decking

Clean Food Spill Immediately

When you install a decking outdoor, you will use it for your outdoor activities. Some homeowners used to party with their buddies and family on composite decking. In the process, they will serve food and eat it on their outdoor decking. If you use your plastic wood composite to party, then there will be a chance that food will spill on it. 

To protect your decking, you must clean the food spill immediately. When you take steps to remove the food spill, you will find your decking easier to maintain or clean. Food can stick to the surface of your decking. Aside from that, food can stain the top of your plastic wood composite. Sticky food can cause serious problems to the texture of your decking if you don’t clean it.

 That is why you must clean food before they decay on the surface of your decking. When food decay on your decking, it can cause mould or mildew growth. Mould can distort the beautiful appearance of your composite decking. Mildew can also do the same. So, the best way to prevent mould and mildew growth is to clean food immediately.

Don’t Use Shovels or Hard Objects to Remove Snow.

If you swell in an area that is not hot, you will have to deal with snow. Snow will fall on the surface of your composite decking. Also, it will fall on the surface of other objects in your yard. Snow can be a problem if you don’t know how to remove it from the top of your decking. 

Note that when snow falls on the surface of your decking, you should clean it immediately. Cleaning snow from the top of your decking can be a problem if you don’t know how to. Most homeowners will use a shovel or other hard objects to shovel snow away from the top of their decking.

 If you have decking and snow is on top, you should not use a shovel or hard object to remove it. Instead, you should use an object that is not too hard to take away snow from the surface of your decking. When you do this, you will ensure that you don’t scratch the surface of your decking.

Prevent Tannins

When you install your plastic wood composite decking, you will leave space between the boards. At times, organic matters can be stuck in between the gap of your decking boards. This will result in tannin. You have to prevent tannin if you want to protect your decking.

 One way to reduce the chance of tannin on your decking is to clear organic materials and debris from the gap immediately. Use a broom or spatula, or you can spray the space between your decking with a hose to remove debris.

Be Cautious with Fire

When you install plastic wood composite in your garden, you must keep all fire sources away from your decking. Most homeowners do put a grill on top of their patio. This will enable them to have a barbecue right on their plastic wood decking.

 When you place a grill directly on the top of your plastic wood composite, the direct heat will affect it. A fire pit is another thing that can burn your decking. So, if you want to protect your decking, you have to ensure no source of fire on top of your decking.

Remove Grease Spill Immediately

The best way to protect your decking from stain is to quickly remove grease or oil if you spill them on it. Leaving grease on the top of your composite decking will result in a void in your decking warranty. One way to remove grease from the surface of your plastic wood decking is to clean the top with a soft non-metallic brush and some soapy water. You can also ask the maker of your plastic wood decking for help if you don’t know how to.

Conclusion

The best way to protect your composite decking boards is to clean them immediately, remove grease and food spill as soon as they drop on the top of your decking.

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