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How to Preserve Your Roosevelt Rental’s Deck and Patio

Roosevelt Tenants Enjoying the Deck in the BackyardA splendid-looking patio or deck can be a major attraction for people looking for a single-family rental house in Roosevelt. A rental home with an outdoor get-together area is frequently a property in great demand. But, be aware, this is only applicable if the patio or deck is in good condition. Splintered wood, stained concrete, and dirty vinyl planks are likely to, apart from pushing tenants away, turn out to be potential hazards likewise. For all these reasons, it’s imperative to do regular maintenance on your rental property’s deck or patio, as well as to maintain the condition of any fixtures.

Concerning maintenance, wooden decks usually are the foremost among those badly needing the most upkeep. Maintaining a wood deck doesn’t need to be an excessive burden, but clearly, you do have to clean them with a standard deck cleaner each spring to clear away any dirt and debris that has gathered. After being cleaned, the deck should then be sealed to protect it from the elements. This will help make sure that your wooden deck looks not only nice but also more resistant to splintering, rot, and mold.

After several years of usage, however, even a carefully maintained deck will need to be stained or repainted to remain in good running order. This is probably the most time-consuming parts of having a wooden deck, but necessary to keep your property values high. If your deck is painted, the old paint must be completely removed, and the wood planks sanded before being repainted. It is the best idea to pick out high-quality paint designed for outdoor use. Staining a deck is a bit more trouble-free, but the wood still needs to be prepped for the new coat of stain. Both stained and painted wood should be coated with a sealant for the best possible weather resistance.

The degree of regard and care that wood decks require has led to more property owners choosing vinyl planks instead. Vinyl decks also need to be cleaned although they are often somewhat manageable to deal with. And because vinyl is already extremely durable and weather-resistant, most vinyl planks would only need a good scrub with warm water and mild soap to still look like new.

If your Roosevelt property has a patio instead of a deck, you may presume that there is no maintenance required. But that isn’t true. Despite that regular sweeping can help secure and keep the surface dirt at bay, concrete, and stone patios can still become dirty and stained. This makes it vital to thoroughly clean the patio at least once or twice a year. Concrete can be hosed off, and pressure washed or scrubbed with a bristle brush. A degreaser can be used for stubborn stains or marks. But natural stone pavers should be cleaned carefully to avoid damaging the surface. Both concrete and stone can also be sealed to keep the worst of the rubbish and stains away and effectively make cleaning a much easier process.

A final point to consider, no deck or patio is complete without outdoor furniture. If your property includes outdoor décor or furniture, these items will need regular cleaning and maintenance, too. Most outdoor furniture can be cleaned with mild dishwashing liquid mixed with water and a soft-bristle brush. Once items are not in use, they can be covered and stored indoors, if that is possible. Wooden furniture, just like wooden decks, should be cleaned and either sealed or repainted each year. Fabric cushions or pillows should be surface cleaned with a mild soap solution and then, thereafter, fully air-dried to prevent mildew.

Just by doing some of these simple maintenance tasks, you can ensure that your rental property’s deck or patio will be looking like the outdoor oasis renters want.

Need some additional hints and guidance on upkeeping your property? A Roosevelt property manager at Real Property Management Uintah would be elated to talk to you! You can contact us online or call us at 801-889-1517 for more information.

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