Decks are a great addition to any home and can enhance your home’s exterior appearance. However, decks are prone to wear and tear since they are exposed to the elements of the outdoor world. It is important to know whether you should repair and rejuvenate your deck or replace it altogether. If you are unsure if you should repair or replace it, continue reading!
Evaluate Your Deck
Perform a visual inspection of your deck. A simple checkup can help you determine the state of the wood and other materials that make up the composition of your deck. Remember that safety comes first, and you should ensure that your deck is not a dangerous environment. Check for loose railings, exposed nails, rotted areas, etc. These issues could be hazardous and lead to injuries. While some aspects can be repaired, it may be best to replace your deck if you find rotting wood or erosion.
Set a Goal
A simple revival may be the way to go if you have only discovered minor issues during your visual inspection. Make a plan with your specific goals, including timing, materials, and skills necessary to repair your deck. If you find that the list of things that need to be fixed adds up, it may be easier to replace your deck entirely. It is essential to come up with a plan to figure out what the best plan of action is for your deck. This can save you time and money down the line. Once you have determined your goals and plan, you can proceed in the right direction.
Set a Budget
The cost of repairing a deck versus replacing it can be vastly different depending on what needs to be done. Typically it is more expensive to build a new deck than to repair an existing one. Knowing which is needed to be done will come from your visual inspection and goals. Revival may be your best option if you are on a tight budget and do not notice any significant wear and tear to your deck. However, investing in a replacement would be the better option if you are willing to spend more money or if your deck has some serious damage. Regardless of what needs to be done, it must be done right.
Consider Professional Help
Don’t overwhelm yourself with the duties of repairing your deck alone. Invest in a professional to get the job done flawlessly and efficiently. Iwano & Sons Construction Inc. provides deck repair and rejuvenation to clients throughout the greater Boston area. If you find yourself needing a new deck entirely, we will handle the design and installation process. Give our team a call or fill out our contact form for a free quote!