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10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

Keep these tips in mind when planning for a new deck.

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Avoiding sun damage to a deck
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<strong>Tip 6: Protection is Elementary</strong>

The sun does incredible damage to wood decks. Paint is one of the most desirable things to put on any structure because it's full of sunscreen. It keeps the sunrays from breaking down the material. On top of the paint, apply a clear coat of oil or water-based sealant. If painting isn't a possibility, simply staining and applying clear coat is an acceptable.

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