How to Repair and Maintain Your Deck – Home Improvement Tips from a Minneapolis Handyman

System - Monday, October 12, 2015

We are talking about deck repair. Most decks are affected by sun and rain, and how your deck stands in the sun and rain will determine the wear that comes to it. These elements are hard on decks. You will notice patterns, buckling and other problems.

If the damage to your deck is severe, you might have to remove various boards in order to fix it. This process requires you to cut near a seam and then replace the boards on a staggered basis. If the damage is minor and you don’t have to replace anything, there are two repair options. You can simply sand the surface to get the rough spots out and then reseal it. Or, you can use a power washer. On a high setting, a good power washer can get a deck prepared for staining.

Always consult with your paint professional about the kind of stain that’s best to use. You’ll have to decide whether you want deep staining or something just for the top. Follow the recommendations and find the product as best you can.

Taking care of your deck and repairing problems caused by sun and rain is not difficult. The work is not very hard, but it’s important to do it correctly for long lasting results. That’s why a good contractor can get you the results you want. If you need any help or you have any questions, contact us at HandyQuick.

Selecting a Deck Contractor in Minneapolis & St Paul Minnesota

When you select a contractor to build or repair your deck in your Minnesota home, you should be sure to find out if they are in fact a registered business in the State of Minnesota and have a contractor’s license. General contractors are also required to have Workers compensation insurance, general liability insurance, and provide written manufacturer warranties. Be sure to ask for these documents, and also review the specific contract to make sure that the materials you select are specifically indicated in your contract. You should ask for written estimates for all work, and check out the company on the Better Business Bureau, Angles List, or other reliable listing service, and also visit the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and verify that the contractor is licensed, and is in good standing with the State. HandyQuick uses ONLY licensed, insured, and experienced contractors, so you can be sure that our contractors and roofers will provide reliable and warranted services.

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