Has your deck seen better days? It’s normal for decks to deteriorate over time. There are only so many repairs you can do before the costs outweigh the benefits. So, how do you know when it’s time to replace your deck? Look for any of these signs:
Significant Structural Damage
Structural damage is any damage that compromises or affects the core integrity of your deck. One of the most obvious signs that your deck has structural damage is sagging. If your deck is sagging or shows any other signs of having structural damage, it’s time to have your deck replaced ASAP.
Unstable Deck Boards
If you have boards on your deck that feel wobbly when you step on them, it can mean that it will be time to replace your deck soon. It may seem insignificant when you first notice it, but over time it can turn into a major problem. It can lead to the weakening of other aspects of the deck, such as the ledger that attaches the deck to the house.
Wood rot is a serious issue. It affects the structural integrity of your deck and can become dangerous. You may think that because you have wood rot on one spot of your deck, you may be able to get away with repairing it instead of replacing it. Sometimes you can get away with it, but other times, wood rot will quickly spread from board to board and cause your entire deck to become compromised.
Nails/Screws Won’t Hold
You’ve noticed that nails and screws are popping out of your deck. You think that it’s an easy fix and spend an afternoon rehammering nails and screwing the screws in place. Soon after you do that, you notice that your nails and screws have popped back up. That’s a sign that the wood needs to be replaced. Your deck isn’t staying fastened to the frame, and it’s only a matter of time before your deck significantly deteriorates.
Replace Your Deck With North American Deck & Patio
If it’s time to have your deck replaced, North American Deck & Patio will work with you to get it done. We offer stunning MD deck designs, high-quality materials, and excellent craftsmanship. We’re always ready to help homeowners like you regain their satisfaction and pride that comes with a beautiful deck.
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