If your deck is showing its age and becoming increasingly difficult to maintain, you don’t necessarily have to tear it down and start all over again. You can save a lot of money by simply upgrading or replacing the worn-out sections of your decking with newer, lower-maintenance materials, especially if the main structure of your deck is still in good shape. In today’s post, Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, provides a few tips on how to breathe new life into your old deck.
Inspect your boards. Being exposed to the elements, wooden boards can take a beating over time, even with regular maintenance. Before deciding to replace your boards, give them a thorough inspection and check for any cracks, rot or holes due to insect infestation. If any of these signs are present, then it’s time to replace your boards. Otherwise, a deep cleaning and refinishing job can do wonders.
Check for rusted fixtures. Like wood and other materials, metal fixtures and fittings that hold your decking together can also be weathered by the elements. If your deck is several decades old, be sure to check all the metal components to make sure that it’s structural integrity is still intact and safe to use for you and your family. If the majority of the metal frame supporting your deck is weakened by rust, then give your local exterior remodeling company a call right away.
Replace loose railings. If your deck has loose railings, this is easy enough to fix. If you notice that your safety railings are loose, be sure to address this right away, as it’s a major safety hazard. Pay special attention to wobbly railings along stairs or steps and tighten any bolts that may have become loose over time.
Call in the Experts
If you’re unsure whether to repair or completely replace an old deck, then bring in your trusted exterior renovation contractor, Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, for a free consultation. Give us a call at (360) 570-0396 or fill out our contact form to speak to one of our experts.