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Should I Repair My Deck Now or Wait Until Spring?October 19th, 2022 | by Admin Deck Experts | in Custom Deck Building | 0
If you are wondering whether you should repair your deck now while the weather is cooler or wait until spring, definitely repair it now. Now you obviously cannot paint or stain when it is raining or snowing, but you can still do it when the weather is cold but above freezing. In today’s blog we’re going to address why you should repair your deck right now.
Whatever needs repair gets worse with time
Whatever problems your deck has, they will get worse with time. The cold weather and the rain just cause further damage, and the longer you wait the more complicated and expensive the repair will be. For example, rotten or split boards, missing fasteners, or water that is not draining properly should be fixed as soon as possible. There is no advantage to waiting for summer.
Take advantage of the off-season
If you are hiring someone to fix your deck, these businesses typically are busiest in mid-summer. So, call them now to get someone right away to fix your deck. Don’t wait until the season when you want to use your deck to its fullest. Get the deck ready for the high season.
Hazards remain hazards all year round
In the mild weather on the coast, many of us use our decks all year round. If your deck is unsafe or hazardous in the summer, those hazards do not disappear in the fall. Get your deck fixed as soon as you notice that it needs attention. For example, if the deck does not drain properly then you will have a much bigger problem during the rainy season than you did during the dry season.
While painting and staining may require a sunny day, the cold is not an impediment. There are paints and stains designed to cure at lower temperatures. Your deck professional will know this and choose accordingly.
If you need some help repairing your deck and getting it ready for next summer, give us a call on the Lower Mainland at (604) 626-7100 and let us help you. This is our area of expertise.
Deck Experts, based in Surrey, BC, are professional deck builders with a long track record of success. We offer free estimates and long warranties and can build or fix any deck around. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about decks, please call us at (604) 626-7100.