When treating exterior wood – whether a deck, fence or roof – isn a common water sealer enough?
The answer is usually no. Water sealers offer short-term moisture protection only. For long-term protection, a broader based protective treatment is needed. Ideally, that treatment should replenish the wood’s natural resins and rejuvenate its interior properties, include a moss and mildew retardant and, very important, an effective ultraviolet light inhibitor. Consider, too, in the case of fence and roof treatments, the desirability of a color enhance to return the wood to its original, natural appearance.