3 Signs That You Need Repairs For Your Wooden Deck
A wooden deck can be an amazing addition to your Michigan log home, giving you and your family a wonderful outdoor hangout space, or providing you with a nice, quiet sanctuary to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Your home's deck is a big investment, and as such, you want to make sure that it is in the best possible condition at all times.
Because your wooden deck plays such a large part of the function and aesthetic beauty of your outdoor spaces, it is important to have the name of a professional who can provide you with the wood deck repairs you need in case anything ever goes wrong.
Every wooden deck is going to require repairs at some point in its life, and when that time comes, you don't want to wait to get the repairs it needs, otherwise you could allow the damage to spread to other areas or get worse. To assist you in identifying these issues before they have a chance to spread to other areas of your deck, or make a bad situation worse, we have put together this short list identifying some of the more common signs that it's time to invest in wood deck maintenance and repairs in the Decker area.
Cracks Or Crevices In Your Boards
Every so often, it is a good idea to take a walk around your wooden deck and see if you can spot and cracking, chipping, or curling in the wood. This is usually going to be the first sign of damage that pops up when something is wrong with your deck. When this happens, you can often come across splinters in your deck as well, which can be quite hazardous, especially if you or anyone in your family tends to walk over it barefoot regularly. You can also be on the lookout for boards that have become dull or discolored, as this is typically an indication that the seal has worn out and your boards are more at risk of cracking and curling than they would normally be.
It is generally a good idea from time to time to go around the exterior of your wooden deck, and check the stability of your guardrails. You can do this by giving them a gentle shake and gauging whether or not they have too much give. If you notice that they tend to jiggle when you do this, it is a good idea to have that looseness looked at. You can hire a professional to go through and inspect whether or not everything is tight and where it needs to be, and work to make sure that your guardrails are safe for you, your family, and your friends.
Faulty Stringers & Treads On Stairs
If you notice that there is a creaking noise every time you walk up or down the stairs to your deck, it is usually an indication that there is an issue with your stringers or the treads. Over time, your stairs will tend to loosen due to the constant wear put on them, leaving them susceptible to major incidents. Whatever the case may be, it is always a good idea to have a professional log home construction contractor come out and repair everything to ensure that you minimize the risk of a major fall or accident.
If you are looking for a log home maintenance specialist to help with any wood deck repairs you need in Decker, call 989-872-8543 or complete our online request form.
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Here at Marshall Contracting, we have been serving local customers throughout the Michigan Thumb Area for over ten years, and we always do so with friendly, knowledgeable, and professional service that you can count on to last and last. It is our mission to provide local homeowners with the high quality log home construction and renovation services they need to have their dream homes fully realized. If you are interested in a new long home construction, or renovations for your existing log home, our team of experts are always standing by and ready to help.