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Wood is one of the most common deck building materials. The variety of woods available are so numerous that there is a look to satisfy nearly everyone. Wood is also strong and lasts longer than many other materials. It is not indestructible, however, and you may find your beautiful wood deck is beginning to succumb to rot. It is time to take care of the problem before you find yourself with a major problem, like a broken leg if your step creates a hole or the entire structure collapsing during a storm.
Even if you take all the proper steps of keeping your deck clean, including cleaning between the boards, you may find yourself facing deterioration. Some types of wood last longer, and pressure-treated wood holds off rot longer, but rot tends to slowly creep up on you. Some of the most common reasons include:
It is much easier to prevent rot than it is to repair the damage once rot has set in. When it is caught early, it may be possible to repair the damage without having to replace your whole deck.
The secret to being able to successfully treat rot damage is catching it early. That is where the biggest problem occurs. By the time you see signs of rot, it has been silently working away at the wood. Professionals like APCO are trained to know the signs of an invisible rot problem. They are also trained to know what works best on the type of wood you have to make it stronger and less resistant to rot.
Give APCO a call today and have one of our professionals come out to perform an inspection of your wood deck. If we find you have an issue, we can repair your deck to prevent further damage. If you have no rot, we can help you put in place measures that will prevent needing rot repair in the near future.
To learn more about our deck rot treatment, simply call us at the number at the top of this page, or contact us online, to get the conversation started.