Your deck is an important part of your home. You decorate it for the holidays, use it for barbecues, family time, kid’s playtime, and the occasional breath of fresh air. When the sun shines in the Pacific Northwest, it’s normal to catch yourself staring outside into the backyard of your home. During this process, you may have noticed your deck showing some signs of wear and tear. Do not worry! This is common in the Pacific Northwest, especially with our weather patterns and the elements consistently changing the dynamics of the wood.
This is normally an easy fix as contractors can perform repairs, deck maintenance, or “redecking,” which preserves the original structure while giving your deck a refresh to extend its life. A common problem, however, is people neglect to complete regular maintenance, which in turn shortens the life of the wood and makes it unattractive and possibly unsafe. Oregonians love the outdoors and the more time we can spend outdoors the happier we are. Having an outdoor sanctuary is important—for some of us, year-round.