Repairing a Wood Balcony | Best Rate
Southern California has one of the most temperate climates in the world…but while we enjoy more sunny days than most, the sun can also do a number on the outside of our home – especially when it comes to our decks and balconies . For safety reasons, it is necessary to have an annual assessment carried out on your outdoor structures. But in addition to weather-related wear and tear, balconies can also break down for other reasons. Whether it’s termite damage, wood rot, old age or just poor construction, an expert patio and balcony repair company can properly assess your outdoor structures and work with you to develop a design plan.
Unfortunately, decks and balconies break down over time and become increasingly unsafe for a number of reasons, including:
- Wood rot
- Age or
- Bad construction
Best rate repair process
Best Rate offers a wide range of materials, design options and expertise to bring your vision to life. So even if you currently have a wooden balcony that needs repair, our team can help you completely refurbish your balcony using different materials and approaches. Our team can ensure repairs or redesigns match your vision and also within your budget and time frame.
Usually our wooden balcony repair process goes like this:
Step 1: Assessment
Whether your property is a new build or an older site, our repair estimators know exactly what to look for. We’ve worked on historic buildings, modern apartments, multi-family homes, mid-century properties, offices, suburban homes, and more. Our team will assess your property and look for telltale signs of rot, termite damage or other problems.
Here are a few examples of things we look for:
- Wood fascia that is warped, split, or damaged
- Small, pointy holes Repair wooden balcony Repair wooden balcony
- Maze-like patterns
- Crumbling, damaged wood
- Structures that pull away from supports
Step 2: Repair and redesign plan
If our team finds issues, we’ll create a repair proposal that includes all available repair and redesign options. Sometimes we can isolate and repair the damaged piece of wood, which saves on the cost of additional material. If the damage is too great, we can recommend a rebuild. In that case, we work closely with you to develop a repair plan, using creative solutions to meet the specific repair needs of your home.
Structural repairs to balconies and other load-bearing structures should be considered critical never to expand. The good news is that we repair a wide variety of balcony types, including:
- Stacked balconies. This is the most common balcony construction and is not connected to the building itself. As a result, they have a minimum load on the building or structure.
- Cantilevered or cantilevered balconies. The weight of cantilevered balconies is supported by a technical system called cantilever. These types of balconies usually extend from the front of the building without a clear support system.
- Hanging balconies. Often seen in cities and densely populated urban areas, these balcones hang from stainless steel cables attached to the edges of the balcony and a large slab is connected to the building at a 45-degree angle.
- Balcony decking. We also repair balcony decking, which forms the floor of the balcony. The integrity of the decking is just as important to consider as the structure itself. We can use a wide variety of materials for decking, including wood, laminate, metal or other types of materials.
Depending on your current balcony design and repair/design needs, we set a budget, schedule and expectations so that we can come up with a game plan that best suits you.
Step 3: design
In this phase we discuss your choice of materials. Because the sun can be so damaging when it comes to wood rot, we’ll take a look at both composite and wood options. Both have their pros and cons. For example, composite meets Southern California fire rating standards and helps prevent damage from termites and other pests. No sanding, painting or staining is required and it resists fading and degradation. But composite is also often more expensive and doesn’t really have the warmth that real wood has. On the other hand, wood is beautiful and often more budget-friendly, but requires a lot more maintenance. Piece? Fine! Our team can help you decide what is best for your home and create a design that you will enjoy all year round.
About our team
We have been serving San Diego since 2002 and have over 1,000 satisfied customers. At Best Rate Repair, we pride ourselves on getting the job done right and on time. Our team of contractors and estimators is Deck Evaluation Certified by the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). We are proud to say that more than half of our revenue comes from customer referrals. Get started on your composite decking project today by calling our team.
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