Wood surfaces are known for trapping dirt. If the dirt remains on the surface throughout the winter, mold and mildew will accumulate. This dirt, combined with any leftover leaves from fall, can retain moisture from snow, sleet, and rain and cause discoloration on your deck’s surface.
Protective stains are excellent at preventing damage to your deck. Choose a stain that instructs you to apply two coats. Two-coat applications are much more effective at prolonging the life of the finish. Keep in mind: these stains are only necessary if your deck is made from natural wood.
We recommend only removing snow from your deck if it can be easily brushed off with a broom. Heavy snowfalls that freeze are best left to melt on their own. Removing the snow with a shovel could end up damaging your deck’s surface.