Do you avoid your old deck? Is it looking a little worse for wear?
Decks that are no longer sound will need to be replaced, but if your issue with the deck is mostly cosmetic, there are some things you can do to make it look like new again.
Let’s look at some steps you can take to revive your old deck, and what you can do if that’s not possible.
Check the Structure of Your Deck.
First and foremost, you’ll need to determine that your deck is structurally sound and worth reviving.
Check the structural stability of your deck by looking for loose or rotten boards.
If only a small portion of the deck is in giving you cause for concern, such as a railing or a board or two, you can replace just the problem areas.
Refinishing Your Deck is an Option.
Once you’ve established that the deck is structurally sound, you can consider refinishing it to make it look like new.
To get started with refinishing your deck, you’ll need to remove the current finishing and sand down any rough patches.
Once the finish has been removed, clean the deck thoroughly before re-staining or painting.
Next you’ll want to re-stain and seal your deck. Stains and sealants have very specific instructions so be sure to follow the directions carefully for a good result.
When Should You Call On Your Decking Contractor For a Replacement?
If you’ve found significant damage or decay on all or some of your deck, it may be time to consider rebuilding.
Wood decks do have a limited lifespan and rotten wood could give out and lead to a dangerous situation.
If you are unsure about the condition of your wood, contact a decking contractor who could inspect the wood for you and give you their honest opinion.
North American Deck and Patio is Your Trusted Decking Contractor.
If your deck has seen better days, it may be time to replace or refinish it.
Call us at North American Deck and Patio to discuss how we can help you!
You deserve to enjoy your deck, so let’s talk about your options.