Your home’s deck is a great addition to your home. After all, it’s not just an extra space to relax but it also allows you to extend your living space. This can be especially useful if you plan to host a gathering with a lot of people. However, as time goes by, your deck will deteriorate due to exposure to the elements and it’s likely that you’ll have to get your deck repaired or replaced.
In this post, door and window installers from TJ Exteriors Inc. discuss the top five signs that says your home needs a new deck.
Railing – If your deck deteriorates, one of the first things you can check for confirmation is the railing. Since people tend to lean on the railings of decks, look and see if they’ve suffered any extensive water damage or if it’s starting to rot. If this is the case, get it replaced immediately to prevent any accidents when someone leans on it.
Ledger Board – The ledger board is the part of the deck that allows it to be attached to the rest of your home. If you see that the ledger board is starting to pull away from the house, it’s a clear sign that your deck needs to be replaced. Otherwise, it can easily collapse under the weight of a few people. To replace your deck, simply turn to the deck and window installation pros of TJ Exteriors Inc.
Age – If your deck is older than six years, it’s likely that it’s in need of professional inspection. By having your deck inspected by a professional, any problems on your deck can easily be rooted out and repaired as soon as possible.
Posts – As time goes by, water can gather at the base of your deck’s posts, so it’s important that you have these checked out. Dig out any dirt and if you spot any rot or water damage, your posts are in need of replacement. Depending on the number of posts affected, you may or may not need a total deck replacement.
Joists – The joists of your deck are another component that allows your deck to remain stable. If it starts to rot, it’s a red flag that you should take note of. Unlike the posts, your contractors will have to tear up a portion of your deck to replace it. However, in most cases, replacing the entire deck will be necessary.
Make your search for entry door installers easier by turning to TJ Exteriors Inc. We are your leading provider of window and deck installation services. Give us a call at (952) 466-6644 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.