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At Home Painters Toronto, we understand you may have questions about our wood deck replacement and repair servicesTo help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

A well-maintained deck is a beautiful and functional addition to any home, providing a perfect space for outdoor entertaining, relaxation, and family gatherings. However, over time, your deck may begin to show signs of wear and tear or even sustain damage due to weather or accidents.

And that’s where we come in! Home Painters Toronto offers various wood deck replacement and repair services. We’ve provided homeowners in Toronto and the GTA with quality deck repairs and replacement services since 1991.

With over 35 years of experience under our belts, we know precisely what it takes to get your decks looking beautiful again. Whether you need a full-deck replacement or minor repairs, we’ve got you covered!

Top Wood Deck Repair Tips


Tip 1: Regularly Inspect Your Deck for Damage

Prevention is always better than cure. Regularly inspecting your wood deck for signs of damage can help you catch issues early before they become more extensive and costly to repair. Keep an eye out for:

  • Warped, cracked, or rotting boards
  • Loose or missing fasteners
  • Wobbly, stairs, and floorboards
  • Structural damage, such as sagging or leaning railings or privacy walls

Addressing these issues promptly can help prolong the life of your wood deck and maintain its safety and appearance.


Cleaning Deck With Pressure Washer

Tip 2: Cleaning Wood Deck Thoroughly

Once you’ve assessed the damage, clean your deck thoroughly. So, how to clean wood decks?

There are numerous techniques on how to clean a deck:

• You can clean it using a pressure washer. If you have one, this is probably your best option. Simply fill the pressure washer with water and turn on the hose to clean the surface of your deck of dirt, debris, and stains.

• If you don’t have a pressure washer, a garden hose mounted with a spray nozzle will do the trick. You can also use the hose with a broom and mop. This isn’t as effective as a pressure washer, but it’s definitely better than nothing!

• You might want to consider using an acid-based wood deck cleaner if there’s been a lot of grime buildup on your deck. But only if it’s relatively new or hasn’t been exposed for too long.

• You can also just use regular soap and water. This will remove most stains from your deck but won’t leave any residual dirt behind as other methods do.


Tip 3: Apply Wood Fillers and Deck Stain

Applying wood fillers will help protect your deck from moisture while providing a smooth surface that is easy to clean. These products fill in cracks and gaps in your deck, making it look like it was never damaged in the first place.

Deck stainingon the other hand, will help protect the wood from further damage and give it a unique look so you can customize your space to match the rest of your home. Apply a high-quality wood sealant or stain every 2-3 years to protect your deck from moisture and UV damage, prolonging its lifespan.


Tip 4: Consult a Professional for Major Repairs

If your wood deck has extensive damage or requires structural repairs, it’s essential to consult a professional carpenter to assess the situation and provide expert guidance. Our skilled staff will evaluate the damage and make the required repairs to maintain the stability and safety of your deck if the support structure for it has been affected.


1. Why It’s Crucial to Repair and Replaced Damaged Wood Deck?

Regular maintenance is essential to keep your deck in top condition. However, sometimes more extensive work is needed to address issues that can compromise the safety and appearance of your outdoor space. Wood deck replacement and repairs are crucial for several reasons:

Safety: Damaged or rotting wood can pose a significant safety hazard, as it may lead to accidents or even collapse. Replacing damaged wood and repairing structural issues ensures your deck remains safe and stable for you and your guests.

Aesthetics: A well-maintained deck is an attractive feature that can enhance your home’s curb appeal. Wood Deck replacement and repairs can restore the beauty of your deck and make it a more inviting space for outdoor activities.

Longevity: Regular maintenance, including wood replacement and repairs, can extend the life of your deck, ensuring you can enjoy it for many years.

Home Value: A well-kept deck can increase the value of your property, making it a good investment if you intend to sell in the future.

2. How Much Do Exterior Wood Deck Replacement and Repairs Cost?

Deck maintenance and repair costs vary based on the size of your deck, the kind of wood used, and the extent of the damage. For example, pressure-treated wood can range between $0.75 and $1.50 per linear foot, while cedar and redwood can range between $1.25 and $2+ per linear foot.
If you are curious about learning how much it costs to hire professional deck staining and deck repair in Toronto, here are the breakdowns:
• Small to medium deck staining job: $1,600 to $2,200 + HST
• Medium to large deck staining job:   $2,200 to $3,000 + HST
• Large to XL deck staining job:  $3,000 to 5,000 + HST

To receive a precise cost for your unique needs, we advise getting in touch with us for a free, no-obligation quote.

3. Will You Include the Materials and Labour?

Yes, our quotes include both materials and labour costs. We only utilize premium materials to ensure durability and endurance, and our experienced professionals provide expert craftsmanship.


4. How Long Will My Project Take?

The scope and complexity of the work will determine how long the project takes. During our initial consultation, we will discuss a timeframe estimate and continue to keep you updated as the project progresses.

However, if you’re looking for a general idea of how long it might take, here are some average project timelines:

• Small to medium deck staining job: 1 to 2 business days
• Medium to large deck staining job:   2 to 4 business days
• Large deck staining job:  5 to 7 business days
XL deck staining job:  1 to 2 weeks

***Or if you are in a rush, inquire about our 1 or 2 day services.***

5. Who Will You Be Sending To Do My Deck Project?

At Home Painters Toronto, we have a team of skilled and experienced in-house carpenters, handymen, and painters (not subcontractors) who specialize in wood deck replacement and repairs. The team member who has been given responsibility for your project possesses the essential skills to finish it to the highest calibre.


Deck Repairs We Offer

We offer a variety of deck repair services for:

Wood Planks Flooring and Steps

• Splintering and cracking: We can sand down splintered or cracked areas and apply a wood filler to seal the gaps. Once the filler dries, we’ll sand the area smoothly and apply a protective sealant or stain.

• Rotting or Decaying: If you notice rotting or decaying in your wood planks, flooring, or steps, our team can replace the affected boards. We’ll remove the damaged planks and install new ones using corrosion-resistant screws or nails.

• Loose or uneven boards: We can fix and replace loose or uneven boards by tightening or replacing the fasteners holding them in place. We’ll also level the underlying joists if necessary to ensure a stable, even surface.

Wood Deck Railings and Pickets

• Loose or damaged railings: We can tighten loose fasteners or brackets holding the railings in place. If the railings are damaged or rotting, we’ll remove and replace them with new wood.

• Broken or missing pickets: Our team can replace broken or missing pickets by removing the damaged pieces and installing new ones or replacing the entire railing section if needed. We’ll ensure the new pickets and railings match the existing ones in size, style, and material.


Wood Privacy Walls

• Rot or decay: We’ll inspect the wood walls for signs of rot or decay. We’ll remove and replace the damaged wood if we find any affected areas.

• Cracks or gaps: Our team can fill any cracks or gaps in the wood walls with a suitable wood filler. Once the filler has dried, we’ll sand the area smoothly and apply a protective sealant or stain.

Wood Ceilings

• Sagging or damaged ceiling: If your wood ceiling is sagging or damaged, we’ll inspect the supporting beams and joists for damage. We’ll replace any damaged components to ensure the ceiling remains structurally sound.

• Peeling paint or stain: If the paint or stain on your wood ceiling is peeling or flaking, we’ll remove the old finish using a paint scraper or sander. We’ll then apply a new coat of deck paint or deck stain to protect the wood and improve its appearance.


Wood Posts

• Rotting or damaged posts: If you notice rot or damage in your wood posts, our team can replace them immediately to prevent further damage to your deck. We’ll use pressure-treated wood for new posts to resist rot and insect damage.

• Loose or unstable posts: If your wood posts are loose or unstable, we’ll ensure they’re properly secured to the deck framing and footing. We’ll tighten any loose fasteners or brackets and replace any damaged components.


Wood Lattice

  • Broken or missing lattice pieces: We can replace broken or missing ones with new ones that match the existing lattice in size, style, and material.
  • Loose or sagging lattice: If your wood lattice is loose or sagging, we’ll ensure it’s securely attached to the deck framing. We’ll tighten any loose fasteners or brackets and replace any damaged components.

Wood deck replacement and repairs are essential to maintaining a safe, beautiful, and functional outdoor living space. By addressing issues promptly and choosing the right professionals for the job, you can ensure your wood deck remains an enjoyable and valuable feature of your home for years. So don’t wait – invest in your deck’s health and revitalize your outdoor living space today!

Choosing the Right Deck Contractors in Toronto

Selecting a trustworthy and knowledgeable team to execute the replacement and repair of decks in Toronto is crucial. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a handyman deck repair company:

Experience: Look for a business with a proven track record of successful deck wood replacement and repair projects. Experienced professionals will have the necessary skills and knowledge to address any issues and deliver high-quality results.

Quality Materials: A reputable deck repair company will use premium materials that are made to withstand the elements and provide long-lasting performance.

Customer Reviews: Check online reviews and feedback to discover what former clients have to say about their experiences with the company. This can help you get a decent indication of the quality and level of customer service to expect.

Warranty: You can feel secure knowing that any problems will be handled quickly and competently if you hire a reputable deck repair business since they will stand by their work and provide a warranty on their services.

PROTIP: To find a reliable local business, just type exterior wood deck replacement and repairs near me” or deck repair near me” into your browser, and you’ll be able to find a company that’s close by, serving your area.


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