What to expect when getting your deck repaired

Spring is the best time of the year to get your deck repaired. Decks make a great outdoor area to relax or entertain guests. If your deck is in need of repair, here are some things you can expect from a professional to make your deck safe and ready for the warm weather.

A professional will check the deck flooring and railing for damage. You may need some pieces replaced or all pieces replaced. This will typically depend on the wear and tear of the boards and the age of the deck. A contractor should be able to tell you what areas need to be replaced and which places are in good condition. Keep in mind that there may be unforeseen damage in places that may not come up during the initial consultation.

Once you have decided what places may need repair, the professional will do his best to ensure that the other pieces can be salvaged. However, sometimes during the process of demolition, boards may split or become damaged. If this happens, the contractor will notify you and a new plan will be put into action.

Most deck professionals prefer to use screws instead of nails to support flooring and railings. Although screws cost a little more than nails, they are better at keeping the boards anchored over time. Your contractor will discuss this option with you during consultation.

Once your deck has been successfully repaired, you will need to have it painted or stained. A professional should be able to paint or stain it right away or you may schedule it at another time. Don’t wait too late to have it stained and sealed. You will want to have it stained and sealed within a month of repair to avoid weather damage.

A total deck renovation, including repair and staining, can take up to a week depending on the size of the deck and the amount of repair needed. Don’t wait until summer to get your deck repaired.  Jeremak Handyman Services can make sure that your deck is ready for spring weather with a free consultation. Contact us now to schedule.

Custom Shelving for your home, office, or business

Shelves add functionality and beauty to any home or business. However, finding the right style and size for a room can be tricky. We can make any size and any style shelf that fits your needs. 

Check out these shelves we made for a customer. We built and installed over 25 shelves of varying sizes and styles. This satisfied customer now has elegant-looking displays for books and products of all different sizes.

Besides, free-standing shelves we also build cubed shelving and built-in shelving. Not sure what you are looking for? We can help with that, too. We offer free consultations to determine the size and style that is just right for any area of your home or office.

If you decide to choose us to build your shelves, you control the type of wood, dimensions, style, and color. We will not limit your options. We only make what you want, the way that you want it.

Whether you need custom shelving for your home, office, or business, we can make it happen. Contact us today for a free quote.

Not Your Average Handyman

As a small domestic renovation team, we tackle a variety of home improvement projects. But the one factor that sets us apart from other small handyman services is the pride we take in our work. We do more than just throw together wood with a hammer and nails and we don’t cut corners. We transform spaces with precise craftsmanship and attention to detail. 

Here is what sets us apart from our competitors:

Family-Owned and Operated

We keep it all in the family which means that our quality and professionalism remain consistent.  Moreover, we only have one team, which means that your job gets the focus of the owner and the entire work crew.  Another benefit of our family operation is the relationship that we bond with our customers. We treat our client families with the same care that we would want others to treat our family. 

Our Work is Our Art

Quality means the most to us. Not only do we want your renovation to be long-lasting and functional, but we also want it to be beautiful. We take careful consideration of every measurement and cut so that the finishing result is seamless and aesthetically pleasing.

Flexibility

We work hard to ensure flexibility in our pricing and scheduling.  If we can find a way to save you money without sacrificing quality, we will offer you those options. Once we have agreed on the price and scope of work, we will work around your schedule which means you control the day and time most convenient to you.  

Honesty

We are always forthcoming when it comes to our services. We will never try to sell you on what doesn’t need to be done. Furthermore, we will never charge you for anything without your knowledge and approval. You can rest easy with our transparent procedures and service accountability.

We are confident that you will appreciate our dedication to getting the job done right. In fact, we guarantee our workmanship with a 3-month warranty which means that if anything goes wrong with the work that we have done, we will fix it for free. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Payment Updates

Jeremak Handyman Services offers a variety of convenient payment options. We accept cash, check and credit card. We can also process apple pay and google pay. Please, note that there is a 2.7% fee for credit card payments.

Our payment schedule for handyman services are simple and straight forward. For jobs totaling more than $1000, a 50% down payment may be required so that we can acquire the proper materials and supplies to begin your job. Final payment is due at the completion of the job.

If you would like more information on our payment options or payment schedules, please send us a message or call us at 706-424-5585.

How to Weather-Proofing your Deck

Long exposure to rain and sun can have a negative impact on your deck. Wood becomes cracked and warped under the sun’s intense heat rays; while rain can cause excess moisture to get trapped inside the deck boards which eventually leads to decay.  Fortunately, you may have many options to keep your deck safe from these natural elements.

Install Composite Boards

One option is to replace all your wooden deck boards with composite. Composite boards are made of a mixture of wood and plastic.  They hold up to moisture and UV rays due to their polymer coating.  Because composite boards are manufactured to withstand moisture and excessive heat, they can last up to 30 years without much needing repair.

Replace and Repair

If the composite board is not in your budget, another option is to replace your cracked and worn deck boards. Cracked wood can be especially troublesome because moisture can seep through the cracks and cause the deck board to rot. Warped boards can be dangerous because they can make boards uneven and difficult to walk on.

Stain Regularly

Once you decide to replace your bad deck boards it is very important to stain your deck regularly. Deck stain seals and protects the boards from heat and moisture and may make the wood last longer resulting in fewer repairs. Stains also come in a variety of transparencies: solid, semi-solid, and transparent.

Consider Adding a Roof or Awning

Finally, if you want to protect your deck from the elements, consider covering it with a roof or awning. Roofs are aesthetically pleasing and very durable but will require a professional who knows about load bearing and slopes to install. Awnings come in a variety of styles and qualities but are definitely more budget-friendly than roofs.

Keeping your deck safe and beautiful is a lifelong commitment. Decks are not structures that can be put up and neglected. Wooden decks must be stained and repaired regularly.  If you are not sure what kind of TLC your deck needs or what fits in your budget, please contact us today for a consultation.

Drainage System

Rotten siding, damaged foundation, and erosion along the side of your house are issues that can be avoided with a proper drainage system. A drainage system can help divert water away from your home and save you from more costly repairs down the road.

There are two types of drainage systems to consider. A surface drain contains an open area that takes in the water and PVC pipes that carry it away from your home. A french drain consists of a buried PVC pipe with holes that take in the water along a strip of land that may get a large span of water.

To determine which system to use, you must consider the extent of damage around your home that the water creates, the slope of the yard, and other factors. Please, contact us today for more information.

Why you should invest in our inexpensive underdecking system

Most people spend a lot of time and money on the appearance and function of their deck without much thought to what happens below.  But if you have ever tried to utilize the area underneath a deck you may notice that water and debris can fall through the crack making the experience less than pleasant. An underdecking system provides a barrier between you and that debris. 

Made of polished zinc, our underdecking covers the bottom portion of the deck like a ceiling. The system diverts water to a gutter system which directs it to a more convenient location. The underdeck system installs flawlessly to the bottom of the deck and gives it an elegant and polished look. Let’s take a look at the benefits to having an underdeck system.

Many people enjoy sitting on their patio under the deck. Unfortunately, the necessary spacing between the deck flooring allows water and debris to seep through. Underdecking provides a barrier between you and that water allowing you to sit under your deck with fewer annoyances and further protects your furniture underneath.

Even if you are not one of those people who have a patio under their deck, you may store belongings underneath. However, those things can still become wet from the water that falls through the cracks. If you want those things to stay safe underneath the deck, an underdecking system will provide a layer of protection and give you a piece of mind that your things really are safe below. 

Our underdecking systems are surprisingly very inexpensive to install compared to our competitors. We can install it in less than a day so that you can enjoy your patio in no time. You can also get the underdecking and gutter system in a variety of color schemes that work with your existing gutters or siding color. Contact us today for a free quote or for more information on our underdeck system.

Solutions to replacing fascia board

Fascia board can be found at the roof line of your home. It also provides support to the gutter system. Fascia can be vulnerable to rot and to pests, such as carpenter bees. Some homeowners don’t have issues with their fascia because it is made from vinyl. However, many homeowners with wooden fascia boards have issues over time. When it comes time to repair or replace that fascia board you may want to consider a more permanent fix than just replacing the fascia board with more wooden fascia boards.

Replacing fascia board with a plastic board can provide a viable option. Vinyl or PVC will not incur water damage and pests cannot boar through the material. However, vinyl can warp with time especially if that part of the home gets plenty of sunshine. Also, it can get pretty costly to replace all of your fascia board with vinyl or PVC boards.

A more permanent solution would be to wrap all fascia boards in white aluminum sheets. Not only will this protect the wooden fascia board from weather damage and pest but it can also save you money in the long run.

When preparing to replace your fascia board you should consider which option is best for you. Replacing damaged pieces of fascia board may save you money in the short term but the other pieces may need replacing in the future as well. Using a vinyl fascia board to replace all the fascia can get costly. We recommend wrapping the fascia board in white aluminum sheets for a less costly and more permanent solution. Contact us today for a free estimate.