Get out and enjoy your professionally restored deck—courtesy of Chagrin Home Improvements

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A professional staining by Chagrin Home Improvements will increase the longevity of your deck and save you repair and even replacement costs down the road.

By Mary Malik

Summer is here and that means it’s deck season. If you haven’t already, you’re probably anxious to haul out the deck furniture and make plans for outdoor meals with the family and entertaining friends. Joe Jacobs, owner of Chagrin Home Improvements, recommends getting on the list now for a deck cleaning and staining to make sure your deck is in top shape and ready to withstand the heat of the summer and the traffic of your family and friends.

“Decks are like no other living space in the home,” says Joe. “They take a beating from furniture and foot traffic but also from the weather. Your deck can look fine at the end of the summer, but after the snow melts you often see a surface that’s peeling, cracking and even warping. We can take care of that before any more damage is done.”

“As a local business, it’s critical for us to be not just good, but exceptional at every aspect of this job,” says Joe. “We do that for every client, and people are talking. The schedule is filling up quickly but there’s still time to get on the list.”

Before restoration

A professional staining by Chagrin Home Improvements will increase the longevity of your deck and save you repair and even replacement costs down the road. And the process is simple. Give them a call and a member of the team comes out to your home for a deck inspection, takes some photos and gets back to you with a written quote. The job usually takes two days, depending on the weather, and you don’t have to worry about being home for any of it. Go about your day and come home to your beautiful, like-new deck.

During restoration

“It’s a very efficient process,” says Joe. “And I’m not frantically hiring strangers to put on a job. My employees are loyal friends and even family members that I’ve been working with for years. We learned this trade together—from the best in the business—as teenagers on summer jobs. This is what we do for a living. It’s not a part-time gig. My guys arrive on time and get to work.”

Joe says with Chagrin Home Improvements, your deck restoration should hold up for two or three years. And don’t worry about delays in staffing or services like other industries are experiencing these days.

After restoration

“We haven’t any shortages in productivity or quality labor,” says Joe. “And we’re all stocked up on our usual highest quality stains and equipment.”

Your crew will first clean the deck thoroughly, getting rid of dirt and mold buildup—an important step because you don’t want to be sealing over mildew and dirt. The wood has to be clean. They also make small repairs, like replacing rotten wood pieces and securing raised screws and nails. Once your deck is cleaned and sealed, Joe recommends rinsing it off regularly to help with dirt buildup.

“Only a professional cleaning and sealing will protect your deck from warping and rotting too soon,” says Joe. “And my crew will also protect your deck’s surroundings, like the siding of your home and landscaping while doing the job.”

Your deck is an extension of your home and can last decades if it’s maintained the right way. Get on the schedule and get the job done right with Chagrin Home Improvements.

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