Spring is here in Maryland and Summer isn’t far behind. This means that everyone will be wanting to spend a lot more time outside. If you have a deck on your home, you will want to make sure that it is ready for the coming seasons. Here are some helpful tips when you are considering a deck replacement or new deck construction.
What Material is It Made Of?
The material your deck is made of plays a large role in determining if/when it will need to be replaced. Different materials will age differently. A composite deck will last for much longer than one that is made of wood. If you have a wood deck, make sure there are no signs of warping or insect damage. With a composite deck, you may notice some fading when the material is beginning to approach the end of its life.
Inspect the Posts
The first place you should check for damage is around the posts that hold up the deck. Water can gather at the bases of the posts, causing softening of the ground and water damage. If you notice that the posts are damaged but the rest of the deck is alright, it is possible for us to just replace the damaged posts. If there is anything you’re unsure of, call the experts at Honeysuckle Nursery and Design and we will make sure your deck is structurally sound for the spring and summer ahead.
Is the Railing Loose?
People tend to gather around the railings of the deck and lean on them, so they’re usually the first part that loosens. Give your railing a wiggle. If it doesn’t move then it’s just fine. If it does move, then it may need to be tightened or replaced. If your deck railings are made of wood, you should consider replacing them with a composite material so they will be more sturdy and last longer.
GET A BRAND NEW DECK FROM HONEYSUCKLE NURSERY AND DESIGN!
With Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of deck design and deck construction. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site – multiple deck levels, screening for decks, built-in benches, grill areas are just a few of the unique designs we can incorporate into your new deck. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you on every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your new deck.
Spring is here in Maryland! Whether you live in Anne Arundel or Howard Counties, we can help you experience your dream space in Annapolis, Davidsonville, Millersville, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia and surrounding areas. We specialize in Landscape Design & Maintenance, Swimming Pools, Hardscape and Natural Stone, Water Features, Outdoor Living Spaces and more! Dream, Create, Experience with Honeysuckle Nursery & Design by calling 410-849-5119 or email us to schedule your free no-obligation estimate today. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and YouTube!