You’ve built the deck of your dreams and every barbecue, dinner and romantic evening has made it worth every cent. But to keep the good times rolling, your deck needs regular care and maintenance. Let’s explore the different repairs that may come up in the future and what they might cost. This can help you be prepared for any future expenses and even give you the chance to set up a deck repair contract with a local deck contractor or company. The factors on which the total cost of repair is based are:
- Labor Costs
- Decking Material
- Age of the Deck
Depending on your area and location, labor can cost anywhere betwere $100 – $500. But kind in mind that there might be damage that isn’t apparent to an untrained eye. So while it is prudent to read and get an idea of what you might be spending yourself, it is best to call local, trusted contractors and deck maintenance companies to get a quote for the job.
The type of material determines how often and what kind of repairs might be needed. This inturn affects the total cost of getting the repairs done. Composite decks cost more to install but require very little maintenance in the future. With wooden decks however, there’s a high chance of mold or rot. If you are repairing/replacing rotten wood, expect to pay anywhere between $200 to $500 dollars.
Age of the Deck
For a deck that has been in the family for long, the years of use can lead to instability in the decking, rotting wood and mildew. If a few boards of decking are unstable or dangerous for everyone use the deck, you’ll have to get them replaced. The cost of replacing these will generally cost anywhere from $500 to $2000. The real trouble is when the wood is rotten.
If rotten to the extent that it cannot be repaired, you could be looking at spending $500 to $1000 to replace the wood. Lastly, mildew build-up is something to watch out for. Years of improper maintenance can lead to this. An easy way to get rid of the mildew is with a professional powerwashing. The average cost for which ranges from $0.25 to $1.50 per square foot.
The idea of spending on the various repairs can be daunting. Especially if you are yet to build the deck of your dreams. To get the best advice on repairs, materials to use, and building a deck that will last for years, call our certified local contractors. Our experts at Hynes Roofing & Siding will happily help you with any questions you may have and give you a free estimate!
Call us on (610)-890-5620 or fill out our contact form, and we’ll get in touch with you.