Backyard decks are elevated platforms that are usually constructed of hardwood and then stained. Pool and Deck Renovations are built of wood both because of convenience and because wood maintains good traction even when wet. Decks are favorite in summer because of the appeal of being outside, and wood has the unique property of being quite comfortable even in very hot weather due to low thermal conductivity.
Wood does need to be repaired every few years or so, and there are services to keep your favorite summer places in great condition. Pool and Deck Renovations are available for structures in deteriorating conditions. An expert carpenter examines the integrity of a deck and then notes any damage to be repaired. Minor problems include protruding nails and rotten knobs. Major problems include unsound beams of wood.
The most common fix is to scour the surface of old wood in order to remove surface mildew and dirt. After this, a new stain is applied in order to rejuvenate the wood. As wood stains often include oil, these oils help to improve wood by filling pores and reducing cracking. The newly refreshed surface ought to be resistant to further mildew and weathering for at least several years.
Simple renovations do not involve the removal and replacement of wood. It is still a multistep process to retreat old wood and might involve a pressure washer, a sand blower, or both. Selecting a stain depends on both the physical needs of the wood as well as the preference of the owner. While color is negotiable, the need for a penetrating oil stain versus a topical coating depends on the age and condition of the wood.
More complex repairs include beating down lifted nails and examing wood beams for damage. If a surface plank is unsound, then it is easy to replace. If a supporting beam is rotten, then replacing it might mean half tearing the deck to pieces. Some jobs are involving, but the end result should be both safe and attractive.
Professionals do not just patch jobs. It might be possible to reinforce an old beam, but the results would be quite unattractive and possibly not acceptable to a building code inspector. A patch would not be acceptable to a new home buyer, and so it pays to get the job done right by professionals.
Sometimes major parts of an old deck have to be replaced. That is just part of the natural lifecycle of wood. The good news is that the new construction can be made with stronger and more durable wood if longevity is desired. A properly maintained deck can last for several decades or more.