The combination of water elements and temperature changes will cause cracking, cupping, splintering, warping, nail popping, mold and mildew. As the temperature changes and water is absorbed or evaporates out of the wood, the wood will expand and contract accordingly – resulting in many of the above problems. The end result of these problems is wood decay and wood rot.It is possible to prolong the life of your deck and beautify it through the staining & sealing process.
Stains are made out of a variety of materials, these include: water based, latex, acrylic, epoxy, alkyd and oil based. The Deck Doctor only uses penetrating stains that do not form a film. We use penetrating stains because they give a great look with the highest quality and longest lasting protection. Stains that form a film sit on the surface of the wood, and as the stain will peel, chip, and flake in a short amount of time.