A wooden deck is one of the best home remodeling projects a homeowner can invest in. It extends your living space, as well as adds value to your home. Therefore, you need to keep an eye on it and call for repairs if needed. Mid America Exteriors discusses the signs that indicate your deck needs to be repaired or replaced.
Owning a wooden deck requires some amount of vigilance. Old wooden decks are less likely to have been built using treated wood, and therefore are more vulnerable to the effects of moisture and temperature changes. Make it a point to inspect your deck before and after the winter season, paying special attention to structural components such as support posts. Depending on how extensive the wood rot is, you may need to have parts of your deck replaced, if not in full. Consider investing in composite decks, which are less prone to rot.
Cracks indicate wear and tear on wooden objects, and are fairly common in wooden roofing and siding. If you notice cracks on the deck, there’s the risk of part of the deck collapsing. You may want to refrain from using it until the cracks are repaired. A capable deck contractor like us can help you determine if the boards can be repaired or if it will require replacement.
Loose or Wobbly Deck Railings and Stairs
Ideally, all parts of the deck should be firm and steady, particularly the parts where you would normally entrust your weight to, like the railings and stairs. If these parts are wobbly or loose, check the hardware and see if the nuts need a little tightening. Inspect the base of the support posts and make sure they are not deteriorated or rotten, and call for immediate repairs if you find such signs.
Mid America Exteriors is your leading provider of deck, gutter and window replacement services. Give us a call at (316) 416-2045 or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Wichita and El Dorado, KS.