Decks can be a beautiful addition to any home that can not only serve as functional living space, but also, that can help to increase your home’s value and curb appeal. However, decks can require a fair bit of maintenance, and occasionally, you may need deck repair. Here are a few of the signs you can look out for that can indicate that your deck is in need of professional repair.
Signs of Rotting
Over time, exposure to the elements can cause a wooden deck to decay and rot. This is particularly common in areas that see high rain and/or high levels of humidity. However, this rotting can weaken the structural integrity of your deck, making it important that you have damaged sections repaired immediately. Signs of rotting include warped, water-stained, or splintering boards. Decks that are properly maintained and sealed will be less likely to rot, making proper maintenance critical for deck owners.
Boards that are damaged or cracking can also be a sign of problems with your deck. Fluctuations in temperature can cause aging boards in your deck to crack. However, these cracks are not only unsightly, but they can also indicate the weakening of your deck. You will then want to have a cracking deck inspected and repaired as soon as possible.
It is important that you make sure that your deck is in good condition so that it is safe for you and your family to use. Occasionally, this will require that you have an aging deck repaired. Contact us to learn more about deck maintenance and repair.