Should I Stain My Hardwood Deck?

Over the years, the first topic of conversation from the homeowner that calls about their newly constructed ‘hardwood’ deck is that “their” builder said that you don’t need to do anything to it as far as maintenance, and it will last for 50 years.  That is absolutely FALSE!  It should last for 100 years without any maintenance!  It just won’t bead water like this three y/o beauty.


Truckee California 

Ipe’ Hardwood Deck w/ Rail

Rainy Day, Summer 2014