It’s a beautiful spring day in Massachusetts, and you’re getting your deck patio furniture and grill out of the shed for the first time since last fall. But while organizing your wood deck, you notice several cracked boards, protruding nails, and loose steps. Now you’re worried that your aging deck isn’t safe anymore- plus it just looks bad. Wood rot, foot traffic, sunlight and wood-infesting bugs all take a toll on your deck’s planking, rails, steps, and posts. If you’d like to know for sure if your wood deck needs some repairs, look for these classic signs from the Seal-a-Deck team.
If you’re like most homeowners in Massachusetts, you spend countless hours on your deck during the summer months soaking up the sun’s invigorating rays. But that sunlight, along with moisture, foot traffic, and wood-boring pests can take a toll on your once beautiful deck. Warped, cracked, split, cupped and loose boards combine to create a sinister recipe for injurious falls. At Seal-a-Deck, our reliable deck check-up and restoration services are designed to target several problematic deck areas before a disaster strikes, starting with these.
Choosing unique, creative accents when renovating an existing deck can completely transform the deck’s design. Decorative details like the post caps, anchor brackets, and trim of an outdoor deck establish its design style. New post caps and skirting are a deck upgrade that adds curb appeal and rich architectural detail. Incorporate these decorative elements into your deck design to coordinate with your home’s architectural style.
Good lighting design adds ambiance to your outdoor entertaining areas, highlighting architectural details and foliage. It also increases your home’s curb appeal – 85% of home buyers placed exterior lighting on their list of most wanted outdoor features in 2019.
Your deck is one of the most important exterior features of your home; it increases your living area, adds extra space for entertaining, and provides an attractive spot to spend time outdoors. Of course, you’ll want to make sure your deck stairs are attractive and safe as well.