If you have a deck on your home, you probably put it to great use this summer with plenty of cookouts, parties, and relaxation on your outdoor furniture. Now that summer is over, it’s a good time to assess the current state of your deck to see how it’s held up after all that action. While decks are the perfect addition to any home in order to enhance your outdoor activities, it is normal for your deck to experience some wear and tear after some time, especially as it is constantly exposed to the elements. If you’ve noticed that your deck has seen better days, it may be time for some deck maintenance.
Signs To Look For
Below are a few common signs that you need Bucks County deck maintenance from the experts at Paul Construction:
- Wood Looks Faded. All summer, your deck endured the sun’s hot rays, the brutal beating of the occasional passing thunder storm, and heavy foot traffic. It’s only a matter of time before the wood gets worn and faded. When your deck is newly built, the color is bright and vibrant. A thorough cleaning will help restore your deck’s color and give it a fresh appearance. An effective way to clean your deck is by power washing it.
- Broken Boards. If you take a look at your deck and see splits in the wood or boards that are completely broken, not only is it unsightly, but it can be dangerous. These boards can cause injury to your family or guests. It’s best to get these boards replaced immediately.
- Wobbly Railings. A railing around your deck or along the stairs should be secure in order to be useful. But over time, they may become loosened. If you’re noticing that the railing has become a bit wobbly, all you need to do is drill in a few bolts. The professionals at Paul Construction are always happy to come out and take care of such repairs.
- Overgrown Shrubs. If you have trees or shrubbery nearby, keep them trimmed. In order to prevent rot and mold, plant life should be kept at least 12 inches away from your deck.
Many issues like the above can be resolved easily and quickly. But every few years, you should consider having your deck refinished in order to restore its original beauty.
Paul Construction Can Tackle Your Bucks County Deck Maintenance Needs
Fall is the perfect time to practice proper deck maintenance in Bucks County. The better you care for your deck, the more years of beauty and enjoyment you will get out of it. Don’t hesitate to contact Paul Construction for more Bucks County deck maintenance tips and services.