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5 Deck Services Your Outdoor Space Needs

During long summer nights and even fresh fall days, your deck is the ideal place to hang out. Inviting friends and family over for cold drinks and hot barbecue is one of the most enjoyable ways to clock in some quality time with your loved ones.

But, if your deck has seen better days, then instead of enjoying time soaking up the sun you'll be stuck stressing about getting the structure back in entertaining-worthy condition. Not to mention, depending on the level of damage, the space might not be safe for family, kids and pets to walk on.

For instance, loose railings could cause a fall, or an unsuspecting foot could fall through a rotted step. Like anything else, maintaining your outdoor area is a lot of work—work that you might not have the time, tools or skills to do on your own.

Rather than spend your valuable time and money trying to replace broken boards and decking, why not call the pros at Mr. Handyman of Frisco? Our business only hires the best technicians, each of which have years of experience providing comprehensive repair solutions to clients throughout Frisco.

We offer a wide range of repair and maintenance services. To learn more about what our team of experts can do for your outdoor space, keep reading.

1. Fix Loose Railings

Railings are meant to keep your loved ones safe. So, when they are loose, rotted or falling apart, it's a serious safety hazard. Even if your deck is not very high off the ground, you or your family could be hurt from falling after leaning against a damaged railing.

Grab onto your railings and give them a shake. They shouldn't move. If the railing does move, then it means it needs to be repaired or replaced. It could be a simple matter like a screw or nail has come loose, or perhaps a bigger problem like wood rot is starting to fester. Whatever the case may be, our pro team will be able to make the repairs.

2. Replace Rotten Beams and Posts

Your railings are not the only place where wood rot might appear. Since your deck is exposed to repeating cycles of rain and sun, it can create a damp environment perfect for wood rot to spore. Wood rot is used in nature to decompose fallen trees from forest floors. While this is a beneficial process in the wild, it's not so good in your home.

Although wood decks are built on concrete footings, which helps prevent wood rot, any area of the structure that does not get a lot of sunshine could be damaged by wood rot. If you're unsure if you have a rot problem, check a suspicious area by pressing a screwdriver into the wood. If it goes through, you have wood rot and need to call one of our pro technicians right away. We can efficiently replace and/or repair the affected areas.

3. Reinforce Eroded Posts and Footings

Erosion is a fairly natural process that happens because wind and rain changes the amount and shape of soil supporting your deck. This can have negative impacts. Both wood and concrete footings can be affected by erosion, possibly causing the structure to become unstable. Signs of erosion include:

  • Exposed beams and footings that were previously in the earth

  • Pools of water in your yard

  • The slope of your yard starts to change

When your deck becomes unstable because of erosion, call our team of experts. Depending on the severity, we will be able to either reinforce the posts or may have to rebuild the entire structure.

4. Replace Cracked or Splintered Boards

When you notice cracked or splintered boards, the easiest solution is to call our team of experts to swap out the damaged areas with fresh planks. Even properly treated and weather proofed decks might need a touch-up now and then.

That said, if your deck is seriously damaged, it might be easier for our team to build you a new one that will last much longer.

5. Complete Routine Maintenance

The best way to keep your deck in prime condition is through routine maintenance. Without it, your deck will deteriorate far more rapidly. A well maintained outdoor space can last up to 30 or more years, whereas one that is neglected may only have a lifespan of 10 years. Some upkeep should be done by the pros at Mr. Handyman, but there are a few tasks you should do on your own.

Homeowner Maintenance:

  • Quickly address spills and stains

  • Regularly move outdoor furniture, plants and barbecues to dry out moisture

  • Check stairs, railings, boards, joists and planks for signs of wear

Handyman Service Maintenance:

  • Flatten protruding nails

  • Seal and apply fresh deck stain

  • Sand peeling paint and replace with a fresh coat

  • Use a pressure washer for a deep clean

Bonus: Finishing Touches

Helping keep your structure safe and sound is not the only way the experts at Mr. Handyman can keep your outdoor area looking its best all summer long! We're also pros at furniture assembly and adding those finishing touches that will make all your neighbors envious. For instance, we can help with:

  • Installing deck lighting

  • Building shade shelters

  • Deck furniture assembly

  • Storage construction

  • Adding built-in planters

  • And more!

Hire the Pros at Mr. Handyman of Frisco Today!

Do you think your outdoor space could benefit from our pro deck services? Whether you've noticed a spot of wood rot, loose railings or peeling paint, we'll take care of it with our standard expertise and professionalism. Not only do we provide high quality workmanship, we're also recognized throughout Frisco for our dedication to providing outstanding customer service.

We're proud to serve our local community, and have helped homeowners in communities like Celina , The Colony and Little Elm. Our company treats all our clients with the same respect and courtesy that we show to our friends and neighbors. Building lasting relationships with all our clients is our top priority, so we work hard to provide a positive experience with our company from start to finish.

To book an appointment with one of our technicians or to learn more about our full range of services, we invite you to contact us at 972-439-1191. You can also reach us online by submitting a service request form.