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Find a deck and porch repairer near Fairfax, VA

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to repair a deck?

The average cost to repair a deck is $2,075, but keep in mind the prices professionals in your area charge could differ. For example, prices often depend on the material (cedar, composite, PVC, pressure-treated, hardwood deck materials, etc.) that is used. The extent of damage also affects the price, with severe mildew damage requiring pressure washing and restaining. Other factors include the need for site grading or elevation, stair or railing repair, and termite damage repair or replacement.

Always get cost estimates from several deck repair services to find out exactly how much your repairs should cost.

To learn more about deck repair prices, read “How much does it cost to repair a deck?

What is the life expectancy of a wood deck?

A wood deck is likely to last between 10 and 15 years. However, some decking companies say a wooden deck’s lifespan may last several decades. This life expectancy assumes that there will be regular maintenance and sealing. It also assumes that the deck has been built with high-quality and appropriate woods, such as cedar, pressure-treated or rugged hardwoods. Proper design and drainage combined with regular cleaning and maintenance can make a deck last longer.

Should I repair or replace my deck?

The signs that your deck needs repair may include warped or soft decking boards, wobbly or loose railings, or rot. However, it’s worth considering your deck’s age before deciding between repair and replacement. Decks older than 10 years are candidates for replacement, particularly if they’re made of wood instead of composite or PVC. If the foundation is affected, or if the deck seems to have an overall need for extensive repair rather than just an isolated area, consider replacing it.

Of course, you can always consult with deck professionals if you need help determining if you should repair or replace your deck. Ask to receive cost estimates for both the needed repairs and replacement before making a decision.

Does a deck increase home value?

A back deck may (or may not) increase your home’s value or attract potential buyers if you’re looking to sell. According to the Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features, a new wood deck with an estimated construction cost of $10,000 recovered $8,000 for the overall recovery of 80%. Still, 9% of realtors suggested that home sellers should add a new wood deck before putting their home on the market, and 4% said this project has helped closed deals. 

The impact of adding a new deck will likely depend on its material (wood, composite, etc.) and where you live. For example, if you live in an area where people rarely spend time outside because of the weather, it’s reasonable to predict that prospective home buyers might not rate a deck highly on their list of must-haves when looking for a new home.  

When in doubt, consult with your realtor or a real estate expert to figure out if adding a new deck to your home is the right move to increase your home’s value. If it is, contact the best deck contractors near you to get free estimates and start planning your project.  

Reviews for Fairfax deck and porch repairers
Jesse C.
I'm so glad I chose Glory Remodeling to work on my deck project. They did a great job and their price was very reasonable. My deck repair is the featured one on their so you can see how they were able to stabilize and fix my very old wooden deck. I had just bought my home and the deck posts were in bad shape. My budget didn't include a tear down and redo of a deck so I looked for ways to repair it. I had some other contractors come out and look at it but I didn't get the sense that they were willing to go above and beyond in fixing my deck. Glory Remodeling (Joseph and Gayret) listened to my concerns and were willing to fix the deck the proper way as well as improve the design and layout of the posts. Now I have much more space under the deck and know that my deck is secure and held up well. Thanks Joseph and Gayret! I will definitely recommend them to my friends.
Glory remodelingGlory remodeling
Madhu M.
Curtiss and Apollo at Odd Jobs did fantastic work on my deck! I reached out to Curtiss for deck repair/removal work. After meeting with me and discussing the project, Curtiss gave me a fair quote. I subsequently hired him for the job. We were able to schedule a time within two weeks. They showed up right on time, did the repair and removal. The end state is fantastic and turned out better than my expectations. I will definitely be reaching out to Curtiss on future projects.
The Curtis Group Design Build Inc.The Curtis Group Design Build Inc.
Summer K.
Curtis is knowledgeable and professional. His team repaired our deck and drywall quickly and efficiently. He has fair pricing - you know exactly what you’re paying for with no upcharge on materials. We’ll definitely use Odd Jobs Pro in the future!
The Curtis Group Design Build Inc.The Curtis Group Design Build Inc.
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