Is your deck looking a little old and weathered?

If you’re not sure it’s going to make it through another Lower Mainland rainy season, you might want to consider a deck replacement.

But how do you know your deck is beyond saving … or simply needs a little TLC or minor repairs?

Our team at NewPort has put together 4 signs to pay attention to that indicate your deck may need repairs or replacement.

1. Compromised Posts

A deck is only as solid as the posts that support it.

It’s important to make sure to thoroughly inspect the supports of your deck that run into the ground. If the bases are decaying, take deck replacement seriously!

Damaged posts could lead to a deck collapse, potentially causing catastrophic results. And, the damage caused by a deck collage can end up costing you much more than if the damage was repaired or replaced ahead of time.

Don’t let damaged posts jeopardize your deck or the ones you care about.

Does your deck have compromised posts or need other deck repairs? If you’re in the Tri-Cities area or the Vancouver Lower Mainland contact to request a free estimate. Simply click here or scroll to the bottom of the page for our contact information .

2. Loose railings

Wobbly, unstable railings are a serious safety hazard. They can also be a sign of deeper more serious issues with your deck.

When it comes to safety, waiting too long to address loose railings can be a major safety hazard for everyone but particularly for children who may play on a deck as well as for infirm or elderly adults who may rely on railings for support.

It’s not only railings on decks that need to be paid attention to but also the railings along steps and stairs.

Loose railings may also be a sign of warped wood, which can be a sign of major water damage issues and this can affect the integrity of your deck.

Looking to repair or replace your deck railings? We offer tough and beautiful railing systems that will make your deck stand out and provide years of safe and enjoyable outdoor living. Call us today for a free estimate.

3. Wood rot

Wood rot can wreak havoc on decks.

The structural damage from wood rot can cause sagging of your deck, not to mention other safety hazards. Wood rot also makes your deck more susceptible to termites.

Where To Look For Wood Rot

Look for signs of visible wood rot on the outer edges of the deck frame. Also check for soft, spongy areas on the surface of the boards.

In some cases your deck may simply need to be repaired. In other cases it may need to be replaced. It all depends on how far gone the problem is.

Is the wood damage past the point of no return? If so, our OmegaDecks polyurethane decks are built to last. And with no seams and no glued-on pieces, you’ll never have to worry about moisture seeping into your deck and rotting the wood. In fact, we’re so confident in OmegaDeck that we guarantee it for 20-years

4. Mold and mildew

Our beautiful but often wet weather in the tri-cities and the Vancouver Lower Mainland, little greenish mold is going to happen on decks.

But when it isn’t addressed and gets out of control, mold and mildew will not only damage your deck, but it will also put you and your family’s health at risk.

If you notice any mushroom-like growth on your deck, replacement might be your only solution. 

If you are worried about mold and mildew taking root on your deck, reach out to NewPort Dry Deck.

Our polyurethane OmegaDecks are virtually indestructible. And, they are 100% waterproof.  

Has your deck taken more than its fair share of abuse?

At NewPort Dry Deck we specialize in repairing, resurfacing and replacing decks so they stay dry in all the places where they are supposed to! No leaks, no rips, no tears. 100% waterproof.

Reach out today to learn more!

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