If you have an older composite deck, you will have uncapped boards. This means they did not have the extra sealant applied to them as current capped boards have. Sweep uncapped boards often and use a composite-friendly cleaner when you wash your deck down. A good washing is recommended twice a year.
With capped composite came an even lower maintenance product. Forget about special cleansers, wash your capped composite down with soap and water and you’re good to go.
Avoid bringing sharp materials on to your deck. Metal shovels, knives, or heavy furniture can cause strong abrasions that are a tough to fix without replacing boards entirely.
Stay on Top of Problems
Abrasions, broken boards, deep scratches—if your deck has experienced one of these things you may want to replace the affected boards. One life hack you can employ is simply turning the board over to reveal the cleaner underside. But what if you scratch that one? Then you’re pretty much out of options. Our deck repair contractors can easily replace one of these boards within 24 hours so don’t be concerned about the appearance of your deck—just call Titan Remodel Services—we’ve got you covered.
Older uncapped composite may warp. In which case, you will also need to replace boards. In fact, even more so than with a cosmetic scratch. Warped boards can cause people to trip and injure themselves and no one wants that!