wooden fences, driveways, eaves, brick & Siding
Home Exterior Washing
Pressure washing the exterior of your home or business can prevent algae, which can be seen as black streaks, from eating up the shingles. Pressure washing can also remove mold and mildew. The two dangerous and unsightly m’s, known are mold and mildew, can cause allergies and asthma-related symptoms to those that reside in the home. The two m’s can enter the home through windows and cracks.
The best way to prevent these side effects and stop the aging look on your home is to hire professionals to power wash the exterior.
Wooden Decks & Fences
Decks are constantly exposed to harsh weather elements. To prevent mildew, algae, warping and other damages regular maintenance should be considered to obtain upkeep. G&T can assist in this care. Stripping, sealing and refinishing decks can be damaging to the environment if not properly done by a professional. The detergents used to remove paints and stains can cause damage to nearby plants and grass if done by an amateur.
The following steps are taken to care for your deck
- Stripping — This involves removing any paint and heavy stain sealers.
- Neutralizing – The process involves using wooden deck brightener.
- Sanding – All decking and hand rails
- Refinishing/Sealing— This process restores the oils that have been removed from the wood during the stripping process.
Composite Deck Cleaning
Composite lumber is not maintenance free. Just like any other wood product it can be affected by the weather. What is composite lumber? Composite decking boards are made up of wood and plastic. The wood particles can be anything from sawdust to wood chips and wood fiber pieces. The plastic components can be either virgin or recycled plastic materials.
Composite lumber differs by manufacturer, but the most common form of composite lumber contains "wood flour." Wood flour contains ground and wood particles. Cleaning composite decks is handled differently than conventional decks. Composite decks must be handled with the proper cleaners and low pressure.
Cedar is a lumber with a long-lasting impression. This lumber can last for one-to-three decades. To maintain the brilliance of cedar, this deck should be stained properly every two years. The stain will help maintain the color of the wood and the maintenance.
This wood can withstand the little critters that want a nibble. But, it still needs to be cared for like any other wood. Treated wood can be stained with either oil based transparent or latex solid color