4 Reasons to Get a Deck Inspection – Part 4

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Why You Should Have a Deck Inspection

A deck inspection is a thorough examination of the deck of your home. It is important to have your deck inspected regularly to ensure that it is in good condition and safe to use.

Here are some of the reasons why you should have a deck inspection:

      1. To identify potential hazards. A deck inspection can help to identify any potential hazards, such as loose boards, missing railings, or damaged hardware. These hazards can pose a safety risk to your family and guests, and they should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
      2. To extend the life of your deck. By identifying and repairing any damage to your deck, you can help to extend its lifespan. A well-maintained deck will be more durable and less likely to need major repairs in the future.
      3. To increase the value of your home. A well-maintained deck can add value to your home. When you are ready to sell your home, a clean and well-maintained deck will make it more appealing to potential buyers.
      4. To comply with regulations. In some jurisdictions, it is required by law to have your deck inspected on a regular basis. By having your deck inspected, you can help to ensure that your home is in compliance with all applicable regulations.

How Often Should You Have Your Deck Inspected?

The frequency with which you should have your deck inspected will depend on a number of factors, including the type of deck you have, and how often you use your deck. In general, it is a good idea to have your deck inspected at least once a year.

What Should You Look for During a Deck Inspection?

During a deck inspection, 1st Choice Inspection will look for a number of things, including:

  • Loose or missing boards
  • Damaged railings
  • Rusted or corroded hardware
  • Signs of rot or decay
  • Any other potential hazards

If I find any problems, they will recommend repairs or replacements. It is important to then repair your deck to keep it safe and in good condition.

How Much Does a Deck Inspection Cost?

The cost of a deck inspection will vary depending on the size of your deck, and where it is located. In general, deck inspections cost between $200 and $500.


A deck inspection is an important part of home maintenance. By having your deck inspected regularly, you can help to ensure that it is safe and in good condition.

Here are some additional tips for having a deck inspection:

      1. Be present during the inspection so that you can ask questions and learn about the condition of your deck.
      2. Follow the inspector's recommendations for repairs or replacements.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your deck is safe and in good condition for years to come.


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