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Not Just for Automobiles: Polyurea Coatings are Great for Decks

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We've talked about the many benefits of polyurea coatings. You can put it on automobiles, use it as a second containment system, add protection to your home playground, and even use it on your roof. But the one area that needs polyurea the most would be your deck.

Decks are a wonderful place to enjoy a summer night or having a barbecue with your friends. But chances are you may have noticed your deck has deteriorated each year after year. You may have tried to cover the damage with a fresh coat of paint, but you don't know what's really going on beneath the surface.

Think about it for a second. Most decks are made out of wood. And the years are never kind to this material. As the wood ages, the worse it gets. It begins to discolor and rot over time. Drastic changes in temperature make the wood contract and expand, causing warping and cracks to form. Water damage can destroy the integrity of the material. Just UV sunlight can damage your deck.

Not only does water damage the wood of your deck, but can raise a serious health concern. Water moisture can cause mold or mildew to grow. For those who are sensitive to molds, they could develop respiratory problems, nasal stuffiness, skin irritation, or worse. Sure you can power-wash away the dirt and mold, but that just accelerates the damage to the wood.

The best way to protect your wood deck is to waterproof it. A protective layer can extend the life of the material as well as block any moisture from damaging the wood. But there are many choices for waterproofing out there. So why is polyurea your best choice?

We all know by now that polyurea coatings are impact and water resistant. Think of it as a warm blanket on a frigid night. Polyurea coatings for decks protect the wood from the elements and prevent water from damaging the wood. What polyurea coatings do is create a waterproof membrane the dispells water from seeping into the wood.

Not only does the waterproof membrane stop water seepage but it's flexible. So when the temperatures fluctuate and your wood expands or contracts, the coating will do just that. This can prevent any cracks or be warping from forming. And since UV rays don’t affect the quality of the solution, the color will never fade. And you won't have to worry about mildew or mold forming! Cleaning is just a snap.

If you need a waterproof membrane for your deck, your best option is to use a polyurea coating. But doing it yourself can be difficult. This is why it's important to hire a professional such as those at Marvel Industrial Coatings to handle the job. If you need help with a coating for your deck, contact us today for more information.