If you have a deck, then chances are it’s an important part of your home. With spring in full gear, your deck is entering its peak usage period. It’s a place that family and friends can all hangout and spend time together during a large portion of the year. It is though, a very dangerous place if your deck is not built correctly. It’s crucial that you pay attention to the condition of your deck with so many people sure to be using it for the months to come. Follow some of these key signs that it’s time to replace your deck all together.
Your Railings Are Unsturdy: When you grab onto your railings, they should not wiggle. So many people across the country get hurt from weak deck railings. It is a major safety hazard and you should address the situation immediately.
Rotting Posts: Most newer deck are built using concrete footings to help keep the wooden posts away from the ground. Many older decks may though have the wooden post resting right up against the ground. This can be a major cause for concern in regards to rotting. Walk around the base of your deck and make sure this isn’t the case as decks lose a majority of their strength as they rot.
Understand The Deck Material You’ve Chosen: The type of deck that you have will depend where to look for wear and tear. A real wooden deck will show different signs of breaking down compared to that of a composite deck.
Your Deck Wobbles: When you walk across your deck, it should never ever wobble. If you ever feel this, than get off your roof ASAP as it could fall at any moment.
The Decks Age & Appearance: If your deck looks like it was built a hundred years ago and you aren’t sure about repainting it or replacing it than you should consider its age. If it’s only a few years old and the paint is starting to chip than it may be a waste to get a new deck. But, if it’s over 25-40 years old it may be smarter to invest in a new deck.
At Jancon Exteriors we provide high-end Azek decking. We can help transform your old deck into something absolutely beautiful. All decks are stain resistant, scratch resistant, split resistant, mold & mildew resistant, durable & long lasting and have a limited lifetime warranty.
If you have any questions about the condition of your roof or whether you want a new one or not, please feel free to reach out to Jancon Exteriors. We can be contacted over the phone at 508-520-3935 or through our online contact form.