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Restoring Your Backyard Deck if You Live in Fremont

Posted on May 2, 2022 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

shutterstock_1692801445Having a deck can feel like another whole new room in your Fremont home. Morning coffee, family dinners, and quiet afternoons can be enjoyed sitting out on the deck. But an old, wobbly deck can not only be an accident waiting to happen, but it can also be a real eye sore, and an obstacle to get over as you try to exit your home. If you live in Fremont and are wanting to restore your backyard deck, finding an experienced professional will have you enjoying your deck and backyard view once again. But if you want to tackle the deck restoration yourself, considering the steps and the project as a whole will help you to know what work is before you and how to plan accordingly.

Hiring a professional

Finding an experienced, reputable residential painting contractor who provides deck restoration services is an excellent way for you to get your deck back to a beautiful and enjoyable space without sinking several days of hard work into doing the process yourself. Services a residential painting company can provide may include:

  • Power Washing
  • Steam Cleaning
  • Dry Rot Repair
  • Loose Board Repair
  • Sanding
  • Staining and Finishing

A professional will have the experience to look at your deck and know exactly what kind of time and work will go into the job. You will also have a ballpark quote so you will know about how much the restoration will cost you, which can be more unknown if you are doing the job yourself.

Considerations before doing it yourself

As you weigh the pros and cons of doing a backyard deck restoration yourself compared to a professional completing the job, a few things to consider are:

  • Do you have the time? Restoring a deck will take a few days to complete. You will not be constantly working during this window, but allowing for adequate drying time is crucial for the results to be appealing and longer lasting. If you only have a day every now and then to do home projects and repairs, you probably won’t be able to get to the staining or sealing process in a timely manner after the rigorous cleaning. The deck will probably end up needing to be cleaned again before you can finish the project.
  • The weather: Cleaning the deck is best done on cloudy days where the cleaner does not evaporate too quickly before being scrubbed into the wood. But when the stain or sealer is applied, you will want clear skies and no chance of rain until it fully dries. If this weather does not line up on your available days to knock out the project, you may be waiting a long time before you can enjoy your deck.
  • Do you have the right equipment or will you be able to rent it? You may have a hammer and a screwdriver, but knowing what other tools and products you may need can help you decide if you can really save money doing this job yourself. Equipment like:
    • Rollers and paint brush
    • Paint sprayer (if you have a large deck)
    • Power washer
    • Wire brush
    • Sander
    • Deck cleaner
    • Stain
    • Any replacement boards, screws, nails, or flashing needed

 But if you would rather skip the work and hire a professional who has the equipment and experience to make your deck like new again and are in Fremont, CA, call D & D Painting so you can start planning summer cookouts on your newly restored deck.

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