TimberTech® is a capped composite decking material, designed to withstand most weather conditions. Despite its low-maintenance features, periodic cleaning and maintenance is recommended.
Check for Mold and Mildew After Winter or Extended Rainy Periods
Mold and mildew tend to grow in moist areas areas away from direct sunlight. Make it a point to inspect your TimberTech deck for mold and mildew after the winter season or once the weather clears after extended periods of rain. Mold and mildew do not readily come off using soap and water. You need a nylon bristle deck brush, but avoid using abrasive steel brushes. Use a cleaning product that’s specifically formulated for use on composite decks.
Trim Surrounding Bushes or Shrubs
Bushes or shrubs may have sharp branches that could poke into TimberTech’s outer protective layer. Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed with at least 12 inches clearance. The clearance also helps surface moisture evaporate and prevent mold, moss and rot from developing.
Keep the Deck Clean of Leaves
Certain types of leaves can stain and discolor the TimberTech surface. Regularly clean the deck surface when you see leaves, and don’t let them dry on the deck surface. A patio cover or awning can help deflect leaves off the deck, especially during the fall season.
Regularly Clean the Gutters
Keep your gutters clean with regular cleaning and maintenance. Rainwater that spills from the gutters can get on the deck. TimberTech has a protective layer that helps reduce moisture intrusion, but it generally is not a good idea to allow excessive moisture on the deck surface. There are, of course, other benefits to keeping a properly-maintained gutter system, such as a longer lifespan. It also makes your gutters more reliable and helps keep your house foundation protected from moisture damage.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of TimberTech, call Solid State Construction at (508) 709-0041. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Concord, MA, and surrounding areas.