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Preserving Your Wood Deck and Structures

Natural wood that is not protected begins to deteriorate the moment it is exposed to nature's elements. The ultraviolet rays of the sun, moisture from rain and snow, and various fungi soon take their toll. Although not a part of nature, irrigation water (any kind of water, in fact) also can damage unprotected wood.

Fortunately, your wood structures can be protected by the use of a high-quality oil-base wood preservative. The wood structures we discuss are more difficult to protect than siding because each structure contains many pieces of wood, each piece having more than one side exposed to the elements.