The U.S. housing market continues to do well. This has a trickle-down effect on the deck and patio construction market. It has grown to almost a one billion dollar industry. It is expected to continue this growth in the future. With this in mind, it is likely that you will need a deck repair in Seattle or a deck replacement in Seattle at some point. Not all decks need to be replaced, some just need to be repaired. A reputable deck contractor will be able to advise you on which path is best for your situation. At HCC we specialize in repairing and building wood decks (like cedar), composite decks, tall decks, low decks, and multilevel decks. We use the finest wood materials in all of our deck projects. Decks require meticulous planning, experienced building, and the right materials. If any of these factors is missing, it may drastically shorten the lifespan of your deck.
Most Common Deck Repairs in Seattle
Due to the moist climate, deck repair in Seattle can be needed often. Since decks can last for such a long time, many homeowners do not maintain a regular inspection and maintenance schedule of their decks. However, proper maintenance can be the difference in light deck repair and a full deck replacement in Seattle. Listed below are some of the more common deck repairs.
- Popped Out Nails: With time, all wood becomes warped. This coupled with the constant pressure of people walking on your deck can cause nails to become dislodged. It is recommended to get this repaired quickly as it can be dangerous and affect your deck structure.
- Staining and Sealing: Seattle WA has a moist climate and that can sometimes cause the stain and sealant to corrode. When this occurs, you will need to sand your deck and apply multiple coats of sealant to protect it from the elements.
- Post and Deck Board Replacement: These are two common deck repairs in Seattle. Replacing a post requires exact measurements. Anything less may cause an imbalanced and unsafe deck. Furthermore, as your deck ages, deck boards will eventually need to be replaced. It is a part of the normal wear and tear.
There are certainly other common types of deck repair in Seattle. However, these are among the top requested. If you are unsure about whether or not you should repair or replace your deck, give our experts a call to discuss today.
When to go For Deck Replacement in Seattle
Generally speaking, it is wise to begin considering a deck replacement when the cost of fixing it rivals the cost of deck replacement in Seattle. In addition, if your deck has outlived its expected lifespan, it may be time to replace it. No matter the type of wood (cedar, pine, redwood, etc.) they all eventually deteriorate. This can be an especially tricky issue for older cedar decks that have rotting beams and/or other decking material. In some extreme instances like flooding, a deck replacement may be warranted. Especially, if the deck has been submerged in water for long periods of time.
Types of Decks
At HCC, our specialty is genuine wood decks. However, our contractors are experienced with a variety of deck types: wood decks, composite decks, tall decks, low decks, and multilevel decks. The importance of using genuine wood for your deck cannot be understated. Give our expert deck builders at Seattle’s Home Care Contractors a call to learn more about your deck type and how to follow its recommended maintenance schedule.
Finding the Right Contractor
Many of our customers find us by searching for “deck repair Seattle” or “deck replacement Seattle” on sites like Google. This is a great first step. However, it is recommended that you conduct further research into your potential contractor. Ensure that you look at the online reviews, ask for referrals, proof of insurance, and proof of similar prior work. If your contractor cannot provide these things, they may not be your best option. At HCC, we strive to be your go-to deck repair and replacement contractors. We design, build and repair each deck as if they were ours. We have maintained 99% five-star reviews by delivering impeccable customer service and using superior products. If you are interested in learning more about deck repair in Seattle or deck replacement in Seattle, give our knowledgeable team a call today.
What is the process and repairing a deck?
When it comes to repairing the deck, the amount of time it takes and the complexity of the job is going to depend on what is needed. If you are fixing a small, cosmetic issue, then that is something you may be able to fix yourself in an hour or two, but when a project requires a professional, then you want one who is highly qualified and recommended by others in your community. Home Care Contractors has been serving the greater Seattle area for years, and have adapted many of our processes to keep you and your family safe from COVID-19 while we repair your deck. While each job is different, we give you a detailed outline of what work we will do on your deck.
When spring arrives, you will want to enjoy spending time with your friends and family on your deck. But if you are too embarrassed to entertain on your deck or concerned about its safety, then now is a good time to repair or replace your deck. You might be worried about friends tripping over popped nails, your children running across the deck getting hurt by uneven or warped deck boards. You will also want to get your deck repaired or replaced if you notice any of the following problems:
- Rotted, cracked, or warped deck boards.
- Graying, fading, or sun damage
- Cupping, which is when the deck board becomes concave and pools water
- Your deck railing is loose or unsafe
- Your deck steps are unstable, wobbly, or otherwise dangerous
If the underlying structure of your deck is good, then there is no need to tear down. Our deck builders in Seattle will only repair what needs to be fixed.
What are some common reasons why deck wood goes bad?
Normal wear and tear is expected on a deck. If you are using your deck a lot and there is a lot of traffic and weight on it, then it will need more maintenance because it’s being used more. So if you bring the family over for Sunday dinner every week, then you should consider calling Home Care Contractors for pressure washing, cleaning services, and regular maintenance to keep your deck looking beautiful.
Lastly of course, how the deck was originally installed is very important. Each type of wood is different. What part of what type of tree was cut and how it is treated afterward affects the wood’s quality. Whether the word was exposed to a lot of sun or was in a moisture-rich environment, such as a climate with heavy rain affects its longevity and performance. The cut of the wood, such as flat grain or heart or edge, also affects the quality and performance of the woods. Cedar, for example, is one of the most durable, reliable, and widely-used decking material, and the general contractors at our Seattle deck repair company highly recommend it for its natural resistance to rot, decay, and insect attacks.
Homes and decks in Seattle, Washington need to be protected from the elements, especially before winter when snow is expected. And in the spring it’s a good idea to check the exterior of your house to see if you need to either deck repair or to repair roof. Those tend to be the two most susceptible areas of a house to rot and mold.
Why We Are Your Seattle Deck Builders
Home Care Contractors is more than a Seattle deck builder. Call us if you need a general contractor for any of the following in Seattle:
- Deck repair
- Pressure washing
- Repair services
- Remodel bathroom
- Electrical services
- Repair roof
- Bathroom remodel
Give us a call or send us a request for service at our Seattle WA office, and we will be happy to listen to your needs and deck goals.
When you are looking for deck repair in Seattle WA, then call the contractors that you can trust.