As a homeowner, you are faced with not just caring for your home but also identifying, tending to, and managing the maintenance projects related to your home. What to do is not always easy to figure out.
Unless you are an expert on all things home, you need trusted resources to help navigate the challenges that come from home ownership.
Taking care of your deck is one of those parts of your home that need regular assessment. Every year you need to check in with the health of your deck to see if and what kind of repair is needed.
Asking the right questions will help determine the right answers. Here is a guide to determining where to start when restoring your deck.
Restoring your deck: Does it need a scrub and stain?
The first step to analyzing what your deck needs are giving it a good wash. This will help to eliminate any dirt and uncover any underlying damage or decay. Wood rot and splintering boards can be hiding beneath the natural grime that can accumulate over the year. If no damage is found after washing, then all your deck may need is a new coat of stain to seal it.
Does it need repair?
Some deck breakdown is obvious. With a thorough evaluation, you should be able to identify any broken or deteriorating boards that may need to be replaced. The unpredictable Kansas City weather in itself can cause some damage so doing a seasonal assessment will help protect the lifespan of your deck. Staying on top of repairs will also preserve the safety of your deck.
Do you need to consider replacement?
In some cases, the damage may be more than simply doing a deck repair. If you have unsteady posts or railings, multiple rotted or sagging boards, or the ledger boards (how the deck connects to your home) are loose or unsecured, a full renovation will give you a safe and secure place for gathering, relaxing and entertaining. Building a new deck will also increase the value of your home.
Restoring your deck: A partner you can trust.
We care about you and your home. Whether you need deck supplies or advice, you can count on our team to give you honesty and integrity. We know that a secure deck keeps you, your family, and your guests safe. And that is important to us.
Call us if you have any questions or need advice about what your deck needs. We would love to help in any way we can.