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Why Fall is the Best Time for a Deck Repair

Why Fall is the Best Time for a Deck Repair

Fall isn’t over yet and, believe it or not, it’s actually the perfect time to think about deck repair services.

Here at Eastern Shore Porch and Patio, we do our work year-round. Whether it’s a warm summer day or during the ice-cold winter, we can make sure the job gets done. However, we often like to recommend some of the ideal times for some jobs in order to help our customers have the best experience possible. In this case, we’re talking deck repair. Fall isn’t over just yet and, believe it or not, it’s actually the perfect time to think about deck repair services.

Finish Before Winter

While some people choose to do their deck repair jobs in the winter, we find that the presence of snow can cause some issues. With the weather being as erratic as it is, it’s best to get the job done before the temperatures really start to drop. It can get pretty cold during the autumn but it’s nothing compared to winter, which also brings about enough snow and ice that could actually damage your deck, even leading to a collapse. Get it done before that’s even a possibility.

Staining Your Deck

During the summer, it’s humid enough out that staining gets a bit tricky. All that moisture buildup means that stains and sealants can’t fortify properly. Ideally, wood should be given time to dry out but summer—despite its heat—can actually be counterproductive due to humidity. Instead, autumn weather is cool and crisp, giving you a great opportunity to stain and seal your deck. If you go this route, you’ll also find all that staining work pays off come next spring.  

Inspections and Railings

If you’re thinking about deck repair at all, it’s likely been a year or more since you last had it done. Think about all the wear and tear it may have gone through since then. Getting your railings inspected and possibly tightened can lead to a much safer, durable deck.

Clean it Up

We love fall weather. Who doesn’t, after all? That said, it can also be a difficult time for homeowners. Keeping your property free of debris is a substantial task on its own. That said, some of the maintenance that comes with a deck can be a big ask for your typical homeowner. For example, we recommend power washing, giving your deck a fresh clean before winter rolls around. If this isn’t something you want to do yourself, it can be a key part of deck repair services that you seek this fall.

Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio

When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.

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