As we get further into the summer months, many people want to clean up their deck or patio area. Having an outdoor area that you can be proud to use as an entertaining space for friends and family is something every homeowner needs, but what do you do if your deck is old, worn out, and not ready for entertaining? Deck renovation and repairs can be overwhelming to most homeowners, so let’s walk through some of the steps you can take to begin your decking restoration project today.
Inspect the Wood
The first thing you need to look at is the wood on your deck. Take a shovel and try to puncture the wood of the deck, if the shovel goes through then the wood needs to be replaced. If you need to replace the wood on your deck, it’s a good idea to call a deck restoration company to handle the deck repair.
Inspect the Safety
When family, friends, and kids are running around your deck, you need to know that it’s safe. It’s a good idea to inspect the railings and stairs of your deck to ensure the deck design and construction is still intact and secure. If it isn’t, call a deck restoration company to come take a look or try tightening any bolts and screws into the wood yourself.
Another safety hazard on your deck can be your grill. Be sure the grill isn’t placed too close to the home because if it flares, you will have a serious problem on your hands. Inspecting your grill and patio furniture prior to entertaining for the first time is always a good idea.
Even if the safety of your deck is intact, that doesn’t mean you can’t make some deck renovations to bring life back into the space. Consider changing the stain, adding new accent pieces, and revamping the look of your deck.
Power washing your deck to remove any algae and trimming surrounding trees or bushes are some simple steps that can make a big difference in the life of your deck. Deck renovation, deck restoration, and deck repairs are all great ways to help you learn to love your outdoor space again.
If you aren’t sure what your deck needs, or if you’re afraid the project is too much to handle alone, please call our office at 619-229-0116, and one of our knowledgeable staff will help you figure out what option is right for you. No matter what your deck needs, Best Rate is here to help.