Decks are flat surfaces that elevated from the ground and are capable of supporting weight. They are often found outside, but they still connected to a main structure. They are usually made out of wood.
Decks are exposed to heat and rain so damage is inevitable. If you are not sure when you should call a contractor for deck refinishing services, here are some of the things that will alert you that there’s an issue with your deck:
Split, Cracked or Splintered Boards
By the nature of the damage itself, broken boards can be very dangerous. These splits almost never have clean edges, and they most often have sharp points. As soon as you see a little crack, you should have it immediately fixed – the longer you wait, the more the crack grows, and the more hazardous it becomes.
Peeling or Dull-Looking Paint
If your deck isn’t looking as pretty as it was on the first day, you should consider having it repainted. Power washing companies have the right tools that will remove old paint. It is important to get rid of the old paint (and not just paint over it) because this allows the new paint to go on more neatly.
Mold and Mildew Formation
Mold is never a beautiful sight. If you see that your deck is slowly turning green, it is best to have the boards replaced immediately. The presence of mold and mildew causes the boards to absorb moisture, making them soft and lose structural integrity. Additionally, it makes the wood very slippery and slimy, and can cause some bad injuries.
With all this, it is still best to contact experts from handyman companies to assess your deck for damages. If you need a professional opinion, contact us at Clean Cut Painting & Handyman. We will be more than happy to serve you. Our number is (217) 651-3111.