Regular inspection, maintenance, and repair of a wood deck are necessary to keep it safe, functional, and looking good. If you’re lucky enough to have one, a deck should be a source of pride and pleasure. Make it an annual event—either spring or fall—to check the deck for things like wood damage, rot, loose nails, and other types of wear and tear. Address issues before they become bigger problems. Small repairs can save you money and time—before they become major reconstruction projects.
This handy checklist to inspect your deck annually.
1) Inspect Wood
2) Nail Pop
3) Check Stairs and Steps
4) Inspect Posts
5) Railing Inspection
6) Weathered or Discolored Boards
7) Reseal or Paint