Prepare Your Deck for the Spring

As we begin our final month of winter, many are preparing for the oncoming warmer temperatures of the Spring. It is a good idea to begin considering what fixes need to be made around the exterior of your home to properly enjoy it when the colder weather slips away for the year. This is especially prevalent for deck owners. If you have a deck, you are probably excited to get more use out of it in the Springtime. 

After the intense weather of the winter, it is time to inspect your deck to ensure that it is ready to enjoy the sunshine. 

One of the first things to look for is warped, cracked, or splintered boards. This is especially important to look for if you have a wooden deck. If you do find any of these issues, it is important to reach out to a professional for an inspection so that you can replace any damaged boards. In addition if you find loose nails or screws, you should have them either tightened or replaced. This also might be a sign of rotting wood, so having a free inspection in that case is a good idea. You should also look for water stains or water damage, discoloration, or peeling paint. 

If you discover sagging or loose beams, shifting, or instability, it is essential to have a professional take a look. This can be a sign of rot or similar issues, and is more common with older materials and natural wood. You will always want to check the railings, stairs, and any other areas of support. 

As we welcome the warmer weather, now is a great time to fix up the exterior of your home. If you are looking to replace or make changes to your deck, give us a call today to schedule a free inspection!

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