How do you know if your porch needs help? If there is evidence of water damage; loose, missing or rusting hardware; and excessive movement of the porch, these are sure indicators that you should get your porch checked out.
The question is should you repair or rebuild? If your porch is just looking a little tired, simply sanding it and applying a fresh coat of paint or stain is a relatively painless weekend project that drastically improves your home's curb appeal. However if the porch is leaning or wobbly, a call to a contractor at Boyd Construction Co Inc, who do porch repair and rebuilds in the Washington DC area, can set you on the right path to getting a free inspection and the right porch rebuild for your needs.
How much time would it take to complete a rebuild or repair? Even complete rebuilds only take a few days -- which means you shouldn't lose much more than a week of quality porch-sitting time.
Attention to small construction details adds longevity to a porch restoration.
Drenched by the rain, covered in snow, and beaten by the sun, porches are vulnerable to every whim of the weather, and consequently require more maintenance than the rest of the house. Piecemeal repairs often make do for decades, but eventually porches must be replaced. When this happens, homeowners are often shocked to learn that the original building elements they’ve taken for granted for years are expensive and quite difficult to replicate.
Don't cut corners. It is important to invest in a professional licensed contractor to ensure that there are no future unforeseen costs that may occur from a quick patch job. Get it done and done right the first time to avoid a problem in the future.
Boyd Construction Co
Family owned and operated in the greater Washington DC area since 1932.