A well-built deck should last you for several decades but with that being said, you should still inspect your deck periodically and do any necessary deck repairs so that it will last you for a long, long time. Sometimes decks in Leesburg, VA that were built by do-it-yourselfers and were not inspected once they were built, or decks more than 15 years old may not be up to current building code and could be susceptible to dangerous issues.
People have been severely injured and even killed because of decks that weren’t up to code or decks where the homeowner didn’t keep up on needed deck repairs. Many homeowners in Leesburg, VA turn to Carter Fence for their deck inspections and deck repairs to make sure it is in good shape. A lot of repairs are simple, quick fixes and usually inexpensive. Most Leesburg, VA home centers carry the lumber and necessary tools for a deck repair if you choose to do the deck repair yourself.
Some of the most common deck repairs include—
- Ledger boards not properly fastened to your house with lag screws and washers may eventually cause your deck to break loose from your house in Leesburg, VA, and quite frankly, your deck could just fall off the house completely. This is a deck repair that you can do yourself or call the team at Carter Fence, and they will be glad to help.
- Joist hangers have many nail holes, and all of them need to be filled; otherwise, they will pull away from the ledger board or rim joist. If you notice any missing nails, use joist hanger nails to fill in the missing nails as part of your deck repair at your Leesburg, VA home.
- Loose railing posts won’t allow your deck to come crashing down, but someone could tumble off your deck if they leaned against the railing in a weak area.
Inspect your deck frequently. Once you notice a problem with your deck construction at your home in Leesburg, VA, do all deck repairs as soon as possible. If you can’t get to it right away, keep people off your deck until the necessary repairs are completed.
To simplify your Leesburg, VA home projects, call Carter Fence for any new deck or fence builds or repairs.