Marathon has been serving Prince George and the surrounding areas since 1975, leading the market with new and innovative products and equipment. Initially Marathon just provided eavestroughing but over the last two decades the company has added vinyl decking, aluminum and glass railings, patio covers, leaf and snow guards, and most recently aluminum fencing, to our growing list of high quality products.
Spring Tips from the marathon man:
Deck & Rails:
This is the time of year when everyone is anxious to get out on that beautiful sundeck. To ensure your deck is looking its best, give it a wash with warm soapy water, or pink solution, a soft bristle brush and a hose. Do not use anything with bleach. It is best to clean your vinyl decking at least 4 times a year to maintain its appearance. Your aluminium railings can also be washed with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Do not use anything abrasive. The aluminium rails also never need to be painted because of their lifetime guarantee. A nice little facelift before decorating it back up with your patio furniture and remember when you bring out that patio furniture to make sure that the legs of the chairs have plastic stoppers or else they will become cookie cutters.
There is no doubt about it; spring is the time of year that you think about your eavestroughing the most with all the snow melting. To ensure that your eavestroughing is working to its maximum potential, it is best to inspect all the flashing and shingle overhang. Check to see if your downspouts are properly attached to the outlet from the eaves themselves, the heavy snow and ice can sometimes detach them. Also make sure that your downspouts extensions are attached so that the water is flowing away from your house foundation. Taking soapy water and a soft cloth will bring back the original finish of your continuous eavestrough without having to paint them. s
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