Has your deck seen better days? Perhaps it has seen its fair share of harsh weather, intense sunlight, and wear and tear. Does such damage always indicate that you need a replacement? While full deck replacements tends cost a bit more, it’s always possible the issues can be fixed with a simple repair. The difference is knowing when to go all in, and when to make tiny tweaks. Here are a few tips to help get you started on making such a decision.

Should I Repair or Replace my Deck

Check for Wood Rot

Rotting wood is perhaps the number one cause of deck collapse. It can often go unnoticed, especially if it isn’t immediately visible when you’re using the deck on a regular basis. However, it’s an issue that can lead to serious complications and safety issues.

Take a look underneath your deck and look for any wood that is cracking, decaying, or molding. Rotting wood has a very distinct earthy smell. If you happen to find wood rot, don’t pick away at it–you could encourage deck collapse. If there is significant wood rot throughout the structure of your deck, it’s time to call a Maryland decking company to have it replaced..

How Old is it?

The age of your deck matters when you’re discussing whether to repair or replace. While your deck may appear to be in perfect condition, age is an important factor. Striving for a brand new and sturdy built deck should be an inevitable future ideal.

This could be your time to invest in an entirely new deck, starting with a clean slate! If your deck has been around for a few decades, it’s probably time for an upgrade. And with all the improvements in decking materials made since your old deck was built, the new one could be that much better!

Check the Posts

Wood rot isn’t always the only culprit for deck collapse. Water can gather at the base of a post, making the soil soft and pliable. This will lead to the post sinking and eventually collapsing. Matters can be made worse if wood rot is added into the mix, and with both acting together, you’ve got a serious safety issue on your hands.

One post is probably not worth more than a quick Maryland deck repair. Even the occasional rotting board or support isn’t cause for desperate concern, as these can be easy fixes. However, if you’re noticing that every deck post is sinking and rotting? It’s time for a replacement.

North American Deck & Patio, LLC. is here to make your decking dreams come true!

Have you determined you’re in need of a new deck? Well, look no further! North American Deck & Patio is here to assist you in building the deck of your dreams. Over the course of 25 years, we’ve transformed over 1,200 homes and backyards to our customers’ high level of satisfaction.

Our Maryland deck replacement services are unparalleled. We also offer many other installation and building services, including patios, fences, and sunrooms. Are you ready to start working on your new deck? Call us at 866-535-1961, today!

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Charles County Deck and Patio: La Plata (20646), Port Tobacco (20677), Rock Point (20682), Waldorf (20601, 20602, 20603)

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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