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Can I use salt to melt ice on my decking?

November 30, 2021

Most products with calcium chloride or rock salt can be used to melt ice and snow on COOWIN composite decking. These products may leave a white residue which can be cleaned by brushing with mild soapy water. Care should be taken when removing snow or ice from your deck to avoid damaging the deck surface.

We recommend to use plastic shovels, instead of metal or shar edged tools. Do not use ice melt with an added colorant, for the dyes can stain your composite decking. Never use sand on COOWIN composite decking, because sand abrasion can grind into the decking and permanently damage the surface.