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Deck Repair Services 101

Deck Repair Services 101

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Deck Repair Services | Albany, OR

Your deck is an essential part of your home. It provides a great outdoor space for your family and friends to congregate, eat, drink, and enjoy nature from your own backyard. The additional perks and square footage your deck provides makes it well worth the upkeep and effort you need to put into maintenance every year.

With the right contractor by your side, deck repair is easy. Instead of DIY repairs and maintenance, working with a contractor gives you the chance to relax while someone else does the heavy lifting.

At Top Form Contracting, we have over 25 years of experience with deck repair, replacements, upgrades, and maintenance. We take great pride in helping our clients in Albany, Corvallis, and elsewhere in the area receive the superior deck repair and upgrade services they deserve.

If you are looking for deck repair in Albany, you’ve stumbled across the right contractor. In this article, we’re giving an overview of our deck repair services and the most common requests we receive from local homeowners.

Keep reading to learn about:

  • Deck repair for both appearance and safety purposes
  • How we help with dry rot and mold removal
  • Why it is so important to stay on top of deck maintenance in the PNW
  • How to get in touch with our team to schedule your deck repair in Albany

Rollerskates on grey deck

Deck Repair for Safety

One of the most important reasons why homeowners require deck repairs and maintenance is for safety. A chipped portion of wood, a loose board, or the presence of dry rot can become hazardous to your household.

Safety, as always, should be the top priority of any home repair or replacement. Depending on the age, brand, and material your deck is made of, it may be more vulnerable to water damage, mold growth, and other problems. It is important to pay attention to these factors that may make your deck more susceptible to wear and tear. If you keep up with regular deck repair and maintenance, you can mitigate damages and structural problems that can lead to injury.

Deck Repair for Vanity

Aside from safety, another popular reason why clients request deck repair is appearance. Sometimes, chips or dents can be non-hazardous but are simply an eyesore. If your deck is starting to wear, a repair or replacement can restore your deck back to its original look and feel.

In addition to deck repair, we also perform deck replacements and installations. When deck repair costs exceed the price or value of a new deck, it is usually best to invest in a brand new deck altogether.

Grey deck

Dry Rot Repair

One of the most common problems that homeowners may encounter with their decks is dry rot. Especially in the Pacific Northwest, wood and other finishes are prone to mold growth due to the excess moisture year-round.

You may have dry rot if you notice the following signs:

  • Dry or brittle timber
  • Fine, grey strands coating the timber
  • A damp or musty smell
  • Mushroom-like or soft, fleshy, pancake-shaped patches
  • Red dust covering the area around the fruiting body

If you notice any of the following signs, you need to take it seriously. Dry rot can potentially lead to structural damage of both your deck and home. It can spread to surfaces other than wood and at its worst, its presence can make you and your family sick.

If you request deck repair for dry rot from our team, we will confirm the presence of dry rot, diagnose the severity of the issue, and provide the most effective solution. The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to dry rot is that if it is not treated properly, it can quickly return or even spread and worsen.
We use industry-standard treatments and techniques to safely and effectively remove dry rot. Experience counts when it comes to dry rot removal and we have the solutions needed to take care of the problem once and for all.

Learn more on our dry rot repair page.

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Request Deck Repair Services in Albany

Top Form Contracting is your go-to contractor for deck repair in Albany, Oregon and other surrounding cities. We have all the tools and skills necessary to repair, replace, and maintain your deck through every season. Rain or shine, we show up and get the job done — so you can enjoy your outdoor space to the fullest!

Our team treats our clients like family. We know when it comes to your home, your deck repair is more than just another task on your to-do list. It is imperative to work with a skilled contractor that can ensure your deck repair will withstand the elements and serve your family well for years to come.

If you are ready to get started with deck repair in Albany for your home, business, or multi-family complex, get in touch with Top Form Contracting today!

To request deck repair in Albany, fill out our contact form on our Contact Page . Or, give us a call at (541) 926-4597.

Learn more about our other great home maintenance and remodeling services on the following pages:

Siding Installation
Dry Rot Repair
Commercial Services
Handyman Services

Schedule your Deck Repair in Albany today: (541) 926-4597

Composite Deck Installations

Composite Deck Installations

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Home decking is one of our specialties at Top Form Contracting. We’ve noticed a considerable uptick in the number of clients requesting deck updates this year. It is no surprise, especially if you and your family are social distancing and spending more time at home than usual. Now is the perfect time to educate yourself on one of the most common backyard upgrades for homeowners in Albany and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

Composite decks installs are some of the most popular decking installations we perform. While summer is still in full swing, a renovated deck is the perfect way to expand your living space to the great outdoors.

In this article, we’re breaking down the most frequently asked questions we receive about composite deck installations. If you are considering an installation now or in the future, read on!

Autumn leaves on composite deck

What is a Composite Deck?

Composite decking is made from man-made materials such as recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic. Composite decks are often compared to traditional wood decks. They look and feel the same as real wood, but require less upkeep and maintenance overall.

Wood Vs. Composite Decks

While wood decks may be a good option for some households, it is important to consider why a composite deck may be more sustainable in the long run. Here is a quick comparison of the two options:


  • Requires frequent maintenance
  • Tendency to chip, warp, or twist
  • Requires frequent staining & sealing
  • Prices vary considerably, depending on wood type


  • Requires less maintenance than wood
  • High durable & weather resistant
  • Maintains look & feel better than wood
  • May cost more upfront than wood but costs less over time

Why Should I Choose a Composite Deck?

You might consider a composite deck installation for the following reasons:

1. Low Maintenance
These decks require no sanding, staining, or painting. A simple power wash or rinse will take care of any stains or dirt that appear.

2. Durability
These decks perform well for decades. Homeowners benefit from composite materials due to their resistance to weathering, mold, cracks, and dry rot. These decks are also splinter-free, making them safe for children and pets.

3. Value
Although composite decks are more of an investment initially, homeowners end up paying less in the long run. Due to their durability, you save on staining materials, cleaning, and other maintenance costs over time.

4. Environmentally-Friendly
‘Going green’ has never been easier. Composite decking is made from recyclable materials, and is less harmful to the environment than building a deck with traditional wood.

5. Style & Color Options
Composite decks mimic the look and feel of just about any type of wood. Whatever your preferences are in terms of color, style, and overall appearance, composite decks come in various options. You can also pair composite decks with matching materials for railings, stairs, gates, and pergolas for a truly sustainable and customizable outdoor living space.

Beautiful backyard deck with built-in lighting and fully decorated with vibrant and colorful furniture and decor

How Much Does a Composite Deck Cost?

The cost of your composite deck installation will depend on your deck’s size, whether you are replacing certain parts of a pre-existing deck, or you are starting from scratch.

Typically, composite deck installations range from about $45-$55 per square foot. However, the maintenance costs over 5-years are roughly 80% less than wood, according to For example, a wood deck will cost you around $25-$35 per square foot but an additional $5,000 over 5 years. A composite deck, on the other hand, will only set you back about $1,000 in maintenance in 5 years.

For an estimate on your decking project, reach out to our team. We can offer you a better idea of how much your new deck will cost once we know more about your goals and expectations. Get in touch with our team over on our Contact Page or reach out to us via phone at (541) 926-4597

What is Trex® Composite Decking?

Trex® is a composite decking brand that is highly popular — and for good reasons. Trex® decking is warp-resistant, rot-resistant, insect-proof, and made from 95% recyclable materials. Trex® decking also comes with a 25-year fade and stain warranty, giving you full peace of mind for decades.

As an authorized TrexPro® Contractor, our contractors at Top Form are specially trained to install Trex® products. From full deck renovations to railings and framing, our team installs beautiful and custom decking that lasts. With Trex® decking, you can have the durability you need without sacrificing aesthetics. Trex® decking comes in all styles and colors. No matter what your preference, you can always count on a beautiful deck with minimal maintenance requirements.

To learn more about Trex® decking, contact our team today. An authorized TrexPro® Contractor will go over your options, explore what colors and styles suit your home best, and install your new deck with precision, professionalism, and care. Our TrexPro® contractors are waiting to hear from you today!

wpc terrace construction - worker installing wood plastic composite decking boards

Composite Deck Installations in Albany, OR

Now that you know just about everything there is to know about composite decking, professional installation is your next step. You will love your new composite deck, thanks to its durability, environmentally-friendly material, and stunning appearance.

Top Form Contracting has experienced contractors that are ready to install the deck of your dreams. Give us a call today to schedule your composite decking installation or to discuss other decking options that may be better suited to your preferences. We are eager to help you build the backyard you deserve, complete with a beautiful deck you will enjoy for years to come.

Have other construction projects in mind? Check out these helpful links below to learn more about our other home contracting services:

Siding Installation
Dry Rot Repair
Window Installation
Handyman Services

Get in touch with our team in Albany to start your composite decking project today: (541) 926-4597

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