Wooden decks add value to a home, and provide a wonderful place to relax and enjoy time outdoors. The costs to add a deck to a home can be an investment, but the increase in the property value is almost always significantly more than the initial costs.
In areas where the construction costs are higher, the return on the investment into a wooden deck is normally higher, compared to less expensive areas. In addition to increasing the value of a home, the costs to build a deck are often less than most people believe. While the national average cost for residential construction is $85 per square foot, the average cost for building a wooden deck is less than $35 per square foot.
You do need to protect your investment if you build a deck. Many homeowners will seal the wood using either paint or stain to help protect it from the elements. Unfortunately, paints and stains do not provide the level of protection the wood requires and often cause the deck to fade or chip quickly.
Rather than use traditional stains or paints to protect your deck, another solution is to use Scorpion Protective Coatings. Scorpion wooden deck coatings are designed to protect the deck from the damaging effects of sunlight, frost, rain, and dirt.
Scorpion wooden deck coatings are much thicker than traditional stains and paints. In addition, Scorpion deck coating makes the deck surfaces less slippery, protecting you and your family from harmful slips and falls.
Applying Scorpion wooden deck coatings is simple and easy, and only requires a paint brush or paint roller. Best of all, they do not contain any VOCs (volatile organic compounds), so they are safe to be around. Further, they are designed to work on other surfaces besides wood, including concrete, metal, and fiberglass. Unlike paints or stains, Scorpion deck coating products come with a 10-year warranty, and they could last up to 20 years without needing to be reapplied.