Preserving the longevity of your deck requires the expertise of the professionals at Chagrin Home Improvements

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Chagrin Home Improvements performs all deck repairs and revitalization using seasoned crew members who work full time for the company.

By Mary Malik

You know the expression, “putting lipstick on a pig?” Well, that’s exactly what you’re doing when you put your beautiful outdoor furniture, rugs and potted plants, not to mention your family and guests, on top of your dirty, peeling, moldy deck. The good news is, there’s still time to get the deck looking new again with a deck cleaning and staining by Chagrin Home Improvements.

Outdoor decks are one of the most popular features in homes today and are becoming more versatile living spaces that are used throughout the year. Many outdoor spaces include kitchens, fire pits, awnings, gazebos and other features that create comfortable outdoor spaces for optimum outdoor living. Protecting this investment starts with caring for your deck with professional cleaning, staining and sealing every couple of years.

“With the new trends in outdoor spaces, decks are getting more use all year long,” owner Joe Jacobs says. “If it’s been a few years since your deck has been professionally cleaned and stained, there’s still time to get on our list.”

The crew at Chagrin Home Improvements only needs a couple of days and you’ll be back outside enjoying your like-new deck.

The weather in Northeast Ohio, especially the wild temperature fluctuations, takes a toll on decking and causes the surface to crack and splinter. Just rinsing it off and applying a stain yourself isn’t enough. Only a professional cleaning can preserve your deck.

“DIYers really should leave this process to professionals because you can do more harm than good,” Joe says. “Rinsing helps, but every couple of years professional repairs, surface cleaning and stain application make the difference that will prolong the life of your deck. In the long run, you’ll save a lot of money in deck repairs and replacements.”

The crew at Chagrin Home Improvements only needs a couple of days and you’ll be back outside enjoying your like-new deck. On day one the deck is cleaned thoroughly of all dirt and mold buildup.

Deck cleaning, repair and staining is a two-day professional job. There’s still time to get on the Chagrin Home Improvements schedule.

“This is the most important step,” Joe says. “You can’t seal over any dirt or mold. The job will not hold up and the wood will quickly rot underneath the seal. It has to be clean. At this point we also make small repairs, replace rotted pieces and secure nails and screws.”

After the deck is dry, it’s stained and sealed on day two.

“The process is very efficient,” Joe says. “We have perfected it to get the most longevity out of the job. Others may try and get you on a yearly schedule for deck cleanings, but if it’s done right it will hold up for two or three years with minimal maintenance, like rinsing the surface of dirt and leaves.”

After more than 10 years in the deck maintenance business, Chagrin Home Improvements has made a name for itself in this community for skilled, dependable and superior work.

Care for your year-round outdoor living space with Chagrin Home Improvements.

“Our goal with everything we do, that’s deck maintenance in the outdoor months and cabinet painting in the indoor season, is to be the very best and that means no seasonal workers,” Joe says. “Everyone on the crew is a full-time employee and we’re all on the same page as far as dedication to this job and this community.”

Decks have evolved from simple outdoor spaces with a picnic table and chairs to more versatile, year-round living spaces. They need to be cared for just like any other area of the home. With a professional revitalization from Chagrin Home Improvements, your outdoor space will be ready for whatever the seasons bring.

For more information and to get a spot on the schedule, call Joe Jacobs at 440-247-6700 or check the website

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