Chagrin Home Improvements can prepare your deck for the warm weather to come

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While many people think their deck is beyond repair, Joe Jacobs (right), of Chagrin Home Improvements, says only about 5% of the time is replacement necessary. By cleaning and staining your deck now, you can extend its life. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Mary Malik

Everyone is looking forward to getting back outside, even if it’s just to the back of the house. Winter is on its way out, but it may have left behind some damage to your deck. Now is the time to get on the schedule at Chagrin Home Improvements for deck repairs, cleaning and staining.

“We’re filling up fast for spring and summer deck restorations,” says owner Joe Jacobs. “Maintaining your deck is protecting your investment, but it also allows you to enjoy outdoor living in a space that’s not only attractive but adds value to your home.”

Joe says neglect is enemy number one of your deck. And the Northeast Ohio weather isn’t doing us any favors. With proper maintenance, you can enjoy your deck for years—and it’s never too early to start. Chagrin Home Improvements will assess your deck’s condition, make any necessary repairs and clean and prepare it for staining and sealing.

“Scheduling your deck maintenance now will ensure that your deck is ready for those warm days that are coming soon,” says Joe. “And when they do arrive, you’ll want to be ready to get the furniture out and enjoy it with family and friends.”

Chagrin Home Improvements will assess your deck’s condition, make any necessary repairs and clean and prepare it for staining and sealing.

The Chagrin Home Improvements crew makes repairs and prepares the surface for staining before the real heat sets in. Joe says it’s those freeze and thaw cycles of the winter then the heat of the summer months that damage the wood. Protect it from the elements now and you’ll enjoy it all season long.

Joe will come out to look at your deck, take photos and measurements, then get back to you with a written quote and you’re on your way to a like-new outdoor living space.

“It’s usually a two-day job unless the weather doesn’t cooperate,” says Joe. “Often people think they should just replace their deck, but it’s important to get a professional opinion first. You’d be amazed at how many decks we have revived after years of neglect, at only a fraction of the cost of replacement.”

Chagrin Home Improvements is a local business with full-time, professional and dedicated employees who are experts at preserving decks.

“We’re not a company that does some deck staining on the side,” says Joe. “This is what we do in the spring and summer months. We won’t keep you waiting. We get in right away and get the job done. And you’ll see the same crew until the job is finished.”

The job begins on day one with any minor repairs and a thorough power wash. The deck is then allowed to dry before staining is done on the second trip.

“It’s a very efficient process,” says Joe. “It’s just me and two expert crews doing the work. And I’ve known these guys my whole life. Don’t worry about being home when the work is being done. My guys arrive on time and get to work. Our customers appreciate our efficiency and the clean and thorough job we do for them.”

And Joe says with Chagrin Home Improvements, your deck restoration should hold up for two or three years.

“You don’t need to be on a yearly schedule if you have it done right. Every two or three years should be fine,” says Joe. “We’ll take care of the hard work so you can relax and enjoy.”

For more information and to get on the spring schedule, call Joe Jacobs of Chagrin Home Improvements at 440-247-6700, or check the website