Archadeck, one of the premier deck companies in the Denver metro area, often receives questions about deck repair services. But what does deck repair mean here at Archadeck?
In recent years, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 3,000 people were injured in a three-year period due to deck or porch collapses in the United States. The failure types include railing and staircase failures, but the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors® report that 90% of deck collapses are caused by a failure of the ledger board, which connects the deck to the home.
Ledger board deck failure due to age and insect damage.
Archadeck does not perform minor deck repairs.
When folks ask us about repairing their decks, they are often unaware of the condition of the entirety of their deck. Many call about one decking board, or a series of boards, which have become loose or worn. Some inquire about replacing a stair tread or loose handrailing. These areas of disrepair are easy to visually identify. Archadeck does not perform these types of deck repairs. If your deck is truly only in need of a decking board or handrail replacement, local handymen typically offer these services.
What does Denver deck repair entail when you work with Archadeck?
Denver deck safety is paramount at Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills. We must first inspect every area of your deck. Yes, it is important that we see failing decking boards and loose stair treads, but there is much more involved in determining whether your deck can be improved without tearing down and replacing it altogether.
Aged decking boards, stairs, and deck railings are cause for concern, but are not the only concern.
How old is your deck?
The average lifespan for a wood deck in the United States is 10 to 15 years. That said, harsh Colorado weather means that wood decks typically need replacing closer to 10 years. Not only that but building code improvements might mean that your deck’s structure would not pass structural inspection during your project.
Wood deck failure due to improper attachment and age.
Composite decking brands, such as TimberTech® and Trex®, offer greater longevity than that of natural wood. These decks really stand the test of time, even in harsh climates. Depending on the decking brand and decking line therein you choose, you can expect warranties from 20 years, 50 years, or even limited lifetime warranties.
If your deck is on the higher end of its life expectancy or is noticeably in disrepair, Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills will recommend a total teardown and replacement of your deck. Decks, which are not aged, whose structures can be fortified and brought up to code safely and effectively, are good candidates for our Denver deck repair – which we call re-decking.
Archadeck will know best when it’s time to replace your deck instead of re-decking.
Is re-decking the same as deck repair in Denver?
Archadeck’s re-decking service is more than simple deck repair. As stated above, re-decking includes fortification of your deck’s structure, including the attachment between your home and deck. This also entails the addition of butyl tape on top of the existing joist to extend the life of the framing. We will rebuild your stairs and replace your deck railing, as well. What’s more, our re-decking service is a great way to upgrade your decking from wood to composite. Our clients love the ability to take advantage of finally having the low-maintenance deck they have always wanted without having to build all-new.
Re-decking is a great way to upgrade your existing deck with premium decking.
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Our team of Design Consultants, deck designers, and deck builders is ready to guide you through every step of the process of achieving your ideal deck design. Whether that is through replacing an old deck, re-decking your current deck, or building new from the ground up, we are eager to earn your business. Call (720) 704-1556 or ill out this form to schedule a complimentary design consultation with Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills.