Know Building Codes for Decks in your Area
October 30, 2009
Many people don't realize the importance of knowing what the building codes in your area are regarding decks. In fact, many don't even realize the codes exist. Although they may not be as strict for a deck repair as for an original deck install, they may still exist.
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When properly maintained, decks can add both beauty and value to your property. Whether you're doing a new deck install or a deck repair on your present deck, regular maintenance is something that needs to done to add life and beauty to your deck.
If you need to refinish your decks, you will need to start by completely cleaning the deck's surface. Next, you may choose to sand down the wood before applying a fresh coat of finish. This type of regular maintenance will extend the life of your deck.
If portions of your deck become damaged, you should be able to replace those boards with new boards, stained to match the current deck. Keep the original stain information handy to ensure that you boards match in color and style as you make corrections or repairs over time.
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