How do I care for and maintain my new deck to ensure it stays in good condition?

How do I care for and maintain my new deck to ensure it stays in good condition?

To keep your new deck in good condition, it is essential to take care of it. This includes cleaning it regularly, sealing or staining it, so it does not get ruined by the elements, and inspecting it often for any damage.

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