Prepare a deck for winter

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As summer turns to fall, homeowners should take measures to protect their decks from winter weather. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Homeowners often take steps to winterize the interior of their homes in the fall before winter’s arrival, but such efforts should extend to the outside of a home as well. Decks make for great gathering places when the weather permits. Decks are where many people spend their free time and eat their meals come spring and summer, when the temperatures climb and the sun sets well into the evening. But as summer turns to fall, homeowners must take measures to protect their decks from winter weather. Inspect the deck for problems. Decks tend to be used more often in summer than any other time of year. That makes fall an ideal time to inspect for wear and tear and any additional issues that may have cropped up throughout the summer. Damaged boards and loose handrails should b
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