If you're a deck owner and your deck is over ten years old, there's a good chance it's due for some deck repairs. If you want to keep your deck in good shape for years to come, it's important to spot any problems as soon as they occur.
Deck repairs can allow you to get more usage from your deck. There are lots of types of deck repair that Colorado Lumber Craft can handle for you.
There are various types of deck repairs that you may need to make over time. A few types of common deck repair include:
Here are some signs that the professionals at Colorado Lumber Crafts need to repair your deck.
Boards can become loose when the nails holding them in place begin to rust or break down over time.
If you step on a board and you feel like it's going to give way, then the board needs to be replaced. A deck with loose boards is dangerous for those who use it and can lead to major structural damage because of rot over time.
If your wood starts cracking or splitting, it could mean that other issues are going on underneath the surface of your deck. This damage makes it difficult for water and moisture to get in, leading to mold and mildew growth inside your house.
If your railing is crooked or broken, this can pose a serious safety hazard for those using the deck stairs or platform area. It's important to repair this type of damage immediately so that everyone using the deck has a safe place to stand while enjoying your outdoor living space.
If you see gaps between the boards, this could be from wood warping or nails that have worked themselves out over time. Getting these fixed as soon as possible is important so that rainwater doesn't get into your home through those gaps.
If you notice that your wood is starting to look darker than normal, this could mean there is decay underneath the wood's surface. The sooner you get this repaired by a professional, the better off your deck will be in the long run.
If your deck sags, it means that the joists underneath have shifted. Several factors, including uneven settling and poor construction, can cause this. A sagging deck is dangerous because it could collapse if you step on it or if too much weight is placed on it (like when someone sits down).
A warped deck is another sign that you need to call professionals. It means that your wood has warped because of moisture damage. This is usually caused by water seeping into the wood after rain or snow melts on top of the deck boards and drips into them through cracks in the sealant between boards.
Give your deck a once-over periodically. If it's starting to show wear and tear, it may be time to call in the professionals. It will likely cost less money—and take less time—to repair the damage with expert assistance than removing and replacing the entire deck. Consult a professional today if your deck shows any of these signs of damage.
If your deck is damaged, you may wonder if you should repair or replace your deck.
If your deck has minor damage and is still in good shape, repairing it may be the most cost-effective option.
In some cases, even a professional deck, porch, or patio repair may not be enough if there is structural damage. Buying a new deck, patio, or other outdoor space may be a better option if this is the case.
Our team at Colorado Lumber Crafts will carefully inspect your deck, give you our professional option on the viability of repairing versus replacing your deck and work with you to create a safe outdoor living space that you and your family can continue to enjoy for years to come.
Our team at Colorado Lumber Crafts will inspect your deck and provide you with an accurate estimate for repairing your deck. We use the highest quality repairs paired with master craftsmanship to ensure our repairs are lasting.