Our partners at Kings of Clean posted this article on the differences between staining, sealing, and painting your deck, and we thought it was worth a share with you. One of the valuable lessons to learn here is that there isn’t really a right or wrong choice when it comes to how you finish your deck, but understanding the nuances of the different options and deciding which suits your aesthetic and functional needs best. Staining a deck is a great option for letting the natural wood of your deck show, but does far less to protect against the everyday wear and tear that comes from ultraviolet exposure from sunlight. Painting, meanwhile offers far more protection, but it’s going to cover up the material your deck is made out of. So many choices that you’ll make for your home are like this, it’s difficult to say “This is exactly the option you should choose for your house” rather than saying “due to a number of factors to take into consideration, this seems to be the best choice for what you want at this time.” This can be frustrating when you are trying to make a decision when it comes to home repair, hoping to find a single option that you can point to as the objectively best choice. Instead, many choices in home repair are subjective, and no matter how much Google research you put in, it will be difficult to say for certain that a particular selection is the right one. This is where working with professionals, who have a variety of experience in the field of home improvement, can be an asset. Working with a team to identify what options suit your home best while taking into consideration your own preferences. That’s why we’re glad to work with our partners like the Kings of Clean to be able to give you complete service and advice, not a cookie cutter approach that leaves all homes looking the same. If you’d like to meet with us to talk about cleaning your deck, home, gutters, or roof, call us today!