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Is Deck Restoration Needed For Your Fremont, CA Home?

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

deckrestoration.jpgIs the deck at your home starting to look worn and weathered? It is not uncommon for structures that are constantly exposed to the elements to show some signs of wear. But, how do you figure out the extent of the wear on your deck? Does it simply need to be pressure washed or is a complete deck restoration in order? To determine how much work your deck needs there are some action steps you should complete. First, you need to remove stored items, debris, and surface dirt from your deck. Second, you should carefully inspect your deck for damage. Once you have done these two things you can come up with an action plan for getting your deck back in tip top shape.

Remove debris and surface dirt from deck

Sometimes a simple cleaning can give you much more insight into the condition of your deck. Oftentimes decks become the gathering place for outdoor toys, garden tools, grilling equipment, and other miscellaneous items. If you are unsure about the condition of your deck you should temporarily move these items in order to get a better look. If there is trash, dirt, leaves, sticks, or other debris that has accumulated on your deck you need to remove that as well to get a clear picture of the condition of your deck.

Look for damage to the structure of your deck

Once everything is removed from your deck you can start looking for damage to the structure. Walk around the perimeter and examine the railing for rotting, damaged, or loose wood. Then, walk around slowly on the entire surface area of the deck to look and feel for damage. This will help you determine if the issues with your deck are surface deep or if they are structural.

Come up with a plan of action

When you have an idea of the extent of the damage to your deck you can start coming up with a plan of action. If it is simply dingy from weather exposure then pressure washing may be all it needs. However, if there are areas with more extensive damage you may need to consider a professional deck restoration. If you need help determining what your deck needs you can call in a deck restoration professional. They can help you come up with and execute a plan of action that will have your deck looking like new in no time.

Take the time to carefully clean and inspect your deck if you suspect that it is in need of some attention.  Dealing with any damage or wear that you see on your deck will not only help it look better but it will also increase its’ longevity. A well cared for deck will significantly outlast a deck that has been neglected.

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