Decking areas take a lot of punishment. A constant onslaught of sunshine, rain, snow, ice, and wind means that your decking will gradually lose that first initial attractiveness. Add in the punishment from us humans and it’s not surprising your deck needs some TLC. Deck refurbishing is an obvious solution when your decking is beginning to look a little rough around the edges. Good maintenance and cleaning schedules can delay the need for refurbishment but eventually the day will come when extra action is needed. Our team of skilled professionals can advise on a refurbishment plan and we can help bring your decking back to its former glory.
The first step in any refurbishment plan is to identify if any repairs need done then carry them out. Our team will make a close inspection of the entire decking area. This includes not only the deck planks themselves, but also all components, especially ones that have any direct contact with the ground. Deck repairs will include the main posts, ground level joists, and any stairs. One of the most common things we find is word rot, especially in areas susceptible to moisture. We will also check all non-wood components such as screws or nails for rust. All identified issues will then be properly repaired by our team.
While you have probably been cleaning your deck on a regular basis to ensure a long life, when it comes to a refurbishment project, it is good to give the whole area a very thorough cleaning once any repairs have been carried out. We use professional industrial grade cleaning and restoring fluids These need to be used carefully which is why we recommend always using a professional company. In some cases, we may use pressure washers to fully remove and ingrained dirt and debris.
The next stage in a deck refurbishing project is to stain the repaired and cleaned deck area. Our team will have already discussed with you the best stain to suit your deck and your budget, and we can then move to the application stage. One reason to always use professionals is that the previous refurbishment stages have to be done properly. Any cleaners used have to be thoroughly rinsed off before applying a stain. The weather conditions need to be right too. Ewe avoid applying stain when the area is in direct sunlight as the stain will dry quickly and will not be properly absorbed by the planks.
Once the stain is properly dried and sealed, we move to the final stages of refurbishing your deck area. Close inspection will ensure that there are no gaps or patches in the stain. We will also look at additional areas of your decking such as railings and handholds to ensure the entire area is uniform and looking as good as new. Omaha Deck Contractors have been providing decking services for many years and our deck repair costs are competitive and affordable.