Winter deck repair and replacement
Winter is around the corner, and that means our refinishing and restoration duties are on hold for a few months. However, we can certainly do deck repairs and deck replacement in the cold wet weather. As long as it is sunny and over twenty degrees, we can work on your deck.
What kind of work are you looking for? Not sure? Here are some common issues:
–The joists (framework) of the deck are rotted. On raised decks you can see the rot from underneath, if you can poke at the wood and it is soft or falling apart, it needs repair. On ground level decks, rot is more prevalent. If the deck is enclosed, moisture can be trapped underneath the deck and it slowly causes rot to form. Don’t worry, it is a very common problem around here. You can tell it is rotted if boards are sinking at the seams above the joists. If your deck is squishy its time to think about replacing it.
–The floor boards are in horrible condition with years of paint coatings failing and peeling. Sometimes it’s not the worth the trouble to sand a deck if the wood isn’t going to look great afterwards. If the joists are in good shape we can simply remove the old ugly boards and apply new pretty ones. Thinking of covering it up again? You can do that but it will fail and peel no matter what solid coating you apply. Don’t even think about using Restore! You can read about my distaste for that horrible product in a previous post.
–You want a new look for your old railings, or what you have are falling apart. We can help update the look of your house with some new railings. It can be that simple to modernize your house and make your neighbor’s jealous.
Contact us and we can help you make a repair decision for your deck. Happy skiing, lets see what La Nina brings us this winter!
— Neill McKenzie, Founder