Deck Repair

Deck Storm Damage Repairs

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Do You Need to Replace or Repair Your Deck?

When those Northland storms hit, your home and deck are vulnerable to what ever the weather throws at them.  If you’re unsure of the condition of your deck after a large storm rolls through, you should have it evaluated and inspected for repairs or replacement. Perrault Construction is Duluth’s Go-To deck professionals  and have the experience to quickly identify, repair or replace your deck. Contact them today for a free evaluation of your deck’s condition. Don’t take chances with one of your home’s most important outdoor features. Rely on the professionals at Perrault Construction. They will make sure that your deck is safe and secure for years to come!

Duluth Deck Repair

Your Local Duluth Deck Repair Specialists

Perrault Construction is here to help homeowners in the Duluth MN area navigate the deck repair process after major storms blow through the Northland. Whether your deck needs a full replacement, or just replacement of damaged wood, we are the top choice for deck repair near you.  We can handle any size deck project and will take the time to inspect your existing structure for potential problems. Our experienced team has years of experience in general construction, so you can feel confident that your repair is being handled by a professional who knows what they’re doing. 

We understand how important it is to keep your family safe while enjoying outdoor living spaces, so we take the time to inspect and repair your deck to ensure it’s structurally sound. We also use only high-quality materials, so you can trust that your deck will be maintained safely. 


Get a Free Storm Damage Analysis

Perrault Construction offers a free damage analysis to help you better understand the damage done and how best to repair it. They have comprehensive knowledge in residential roofing, siding, window replacement, and more. 

Schedule Your Free Storm Damage Analysis Today

Is it worth repairing a deck?

As the homeowner, that answer depends on the age of your deck and the extent of damage from the storm. If the damage is minor, such as a few broken deck boards or deck railings, simple home improvement carpentry and refinishing with a new coat of stain may be all you need. However, if the structure itself (posts, joists and beams) has been significantly impacted by rot or fallen trees, then replacing it with a new deck could be the better option. You will also want to consider the overall cost of repairs versus replacement and the value that a new deck would add to your home’s property value. With all these considerations in mind, it is best to consult a professional contractor. They can assess your deck’s condition and advise you on the best way forward. 

Deck Lifespan

What is the average life of a deck?

The average life of a deck depends on the type of material and how well it is cared for. Generally speaking, wood decks last 8-12 years, composite decks last 15-20 years, and vinyl or aluminum decks last 20-30 years. With proper care and maintenance, these lifespans can be extended even further. 

Ultimately, you should take into account the age of your deck, the amount of use it gets, and any potential environmental factors that could cause additional wear-and-tear. Additionally, make sure to inspect your deck every year to check for signs of damage or wear and tear. This will help you catch any issues early before they become larger problems.

Is it cheaper to repair or replace a deck?

Repair and replacement costs are our customers’ top concern. The costs depends on the condition of your current deck and the estimated cost to repair it. If your deck is in good condition, repairing may be more cost-effective than replacing it altogether. However, if there are significant issues to the structure of your deck that need addressing or large amounts of rot, then it may be cheaper to replace the entire deck. Additionally, consider any potential upgrades you could  make to improve the deck’s durability, such as switching to a more durable type of wood or installing an all-weather composite material like Trex.

The cost to replace and the cost of deck repair aren’t the only values to consider. You should also consider the value you would be adding to your house is your deck is on the older side. Doing repairs could be cheaper, but if the functional lifespan of you deck is getting shorter, the equity and intrinsic value replacing your damaged deck could be a larger net positive. Ultimately, we recommend to weigh the cost of repairing versus replacing and the value that a new deck would add to your home’s property value.

DIY Deck Repair vs. Hiring a Professional

If you decide to fix small issues with your deck yourself, make sure that you understand all of the proper safety protocols and local codes. For bigger repairs or for larger projects, you may want to consider hiring a professional who is familiar with deck construction and local building codes. They can help you save time and money in the long run by making sure that the job is done right the first time. 

Regardless of whether you choose to make repairs yourself or hire a professional, it’s important to keep in mind that regular maintenance is the best way to prevent significant damage and prolong your deck’s lifespan. By taking the time for both preventive maintenance as well as regular inspections, you can extend the life of your deck while also reducing potential risks to your family and visitors.