Cleaning and Adding Features to Your Deck
When looking for a deck repair company, it’s important to realize that there are different levels of deck repair, each requiring a different amount of time, effort and cost. If you can get a sense of what type of deck repair your deck requires, you can give your deck repair company a better picture of the project when you first call. This will hopefully result in a more accurate quote (though the deck repair company may need to come out and assess your deck before giving you a quote). While no two deck repair projects are the same, they can be grouped into general levels that coincide with the type of work required. The next few blog posts will highlight each of these levels:
- Adding Features
- Replacing Handrails
- Replacing Handrail & Deck Boards.
- Reinforce and/or replacing Components of Substructures.
- Complete Rebuild
- Complete Rebuild and Design Changes
We’ll start with the first two levels in this blog post.
Basic Deck Cleaning
Wooden decks require yearly maintenance to protect the wood from the elements. The sun can warp and bleach wood, while water can cause wood rot or mold. Each year, homeowners should give their deck a good cleaning with a low pressure power washer (for both wooden and composite decking), reseal the deck and consider re-staining and resurfacing the wood if the color is beginning to bleach.
Homeowners can perform all of these tasks themselves, but it does require time, care and the purchase of materials. If you would prefer to not to have to spend a day out of your weekend cleaning your deck, you can hire a company like Best Rate Repair to clean your deck at an affordable rate.
If you want to enjoy your deck even more fully or make it the hangout spot for friends and neighbors, you may consider adding features to your deck like lighting, storage boxes, and bench seats. Ensconced lighting or even floor lighting can offer a warm and gentle glow that’s perfect for parties that go into the night. Bench seats are also popular for those who like to host family get-togethers and neighborhood barbeques. There are a lot of other custom features that you may want for your deck. Just give Best Rate Repair or your local deck building company a call, and you’ll be surprised at what we can do.
Stay tuned to learn more about the next two levels of deck repair: Replacing handrails, and Replacing handrails and deck boards.