Deck Replacement: What You Need to Know & Do
Your deck is an important part of your home, specifically designed to create continuity between your indoor and outdoor spaces. Proper maintenance is needed if you want to keep it looking in its best, but there will come a time when you might need a deck replacement.
If you’re planning to have your deck fully replaced, make sure to consult with our team at Eagle Creek Siding, LLC. Here’s what you need to know and do:
Check your posts. Since posts are supporting structures, it’s important for them to remain intact and in good condition for safety purposes. You’ll need to check the base of the posts holding up your deck, since this is where water usually gathers. If you dig out some dirt and end up finding rot or water damage, you’ll need to replace those posts.
Depending on your deck’s condition, it’s possible to replace one or two posts without tearing down your entire deck. If there are signs of rot and deterioration on every post, however, you should consider starting over with a new deck.
Consider your deck’s age. As your deck ages, it’s recommended to shorten the time period between calls for a professional deck inspection. This is especially important if your deck is over six years old. At this age an inspection by a residential siding and decking contractor is a must, even if nothing appears wrong with the deck.
Consider the deck material used. Traditional wood decks show signs of wear much differently than a composite deck. This is why it’s important to know the kind of material used on your deck, which will help you understand its strengths and weaknesses as well as the kind of damage it’s prone to. This can also help you decide whether a quick repair or replacement of individual boards is needed or if you need to plan on a bigger replacement project.
When it comes to excellent deck and siding installation using James Hardie® siding, hire Eagle Creek Siding to get the job done right. You can reach us at (360) 570-0396 or fill out our convenient contact form for a free estimate. Talk to us today!