Hello Chatsworth!

Edward's Enterprises' committed team of employees is ready to help you with repair & remodel services around your Shoup Avenue home, a Lassen Street commercial location, a Devonshire Street office, or the Mason Avenue stores.

 

Looking for local deck repair near Chatsworth? Deck additions can be a great investment for your home, creating a great outdoor living space & adding value to a property.
 
The least expensive deck is maintaining the one you already have! Rust-oleum has a great product, Rust-oleum Restore, that we can use to coat your wood deck with a slip resistant colored coat, helping to seal in your deck & keep off termites, water, & the sun.

 
Our crew receives calls on decking handrail, finding colors & brands for your composite installation or sun exposure repair for home or business projects. We have ready solutions for replacing your wood deck, sealing services, water damage, or replacing stair lighting.

We can begin answering your questions about us below!

Edward's Enterprises performs many wood & composite deck repairs in Chatsworth such as:

 
  • New decks installed

  • Dry rot deck repairs

  • Refinishing decking

  • Painting decking

  • Replacing bad deck posts

  • Repairing deck railings

  • Adding deck stair lighting

  • Replacing deck shade covers

  • Deck cloth sails installed

  • Moving deck receptacles

  • Re-supporting sagging decks

  • Fixing sun damaged decks

  • Pressure washing decks

  • Coating old deck planking

  • Adding deck privacy lattice

  • Swapping wood with composite decking

For more space to live or work, a deck addition is a solid solution. It provides (literal) breathing room in a natural, familiar setting. Handrails & wall guards can provide safety, convenience, & comfort when properly maintained for everyday life outside when you need it.
 
Wondering if we can assist you with your wood deck replacement? Call our team to explain your deck repair project goals!

There are many different ways to clean a deck, some of these depend on the type of wood.
 
The first cleaning option is to use a weakened solution of TSP (trisodium phosphate) which you can purchase from any paint shop. Add a little bit of household washing-up liquid & then first try it on a sample area, once you see how it reacts then use it on the rest of the deck.
 
The next option is to use a weak solution of citric acid to help brighten up old grayed timbers. However, do not use chlorine-based bleaches because even though they will rid your deck of algae & mildew, they will also break down the lignin in the deck timber.
 
Another option is to use Hydrogen Peroxide, which will lighten old timbers & evaporates away leaving no residue.
 
After you have cleaned your deck & brightened it up if wanted, then it is time for the sealing. Use a waterproof deck sealer because it will repel water & make the desk last longer. To apply the sealer, use a pad with a little reservoir & brush the sealer on. Make sure to evenly coat it all over the deck surface & then let it dry. After about an hour or so of drying time, buff the surface to remove wet excess.

Ipe (pronounced E-pay), a popular wood for outdoor decking & fencing for it's durability (300% harder than Teak on the Janka Scale) comes from several species of trees in South America, especially Brazil.
 
Ipe can grow quite large (100-150 feet) in it's natural environment of the rain forest of Brazil, & is covered with flowers when in bloom.
 
IPE wood decking has a class A fire rating, similar to concrete, because of it's dense fibers.
 
How does IPE stack up to composite decking materials? Check out this handy Real Wood vs. Composite Decking page.
 
Ipe over logging concerns have been raised in Brazil due to the increasing demand for this hard, durable wood for outdoor fence, gate & deck building in homes & office buildings. Check out www.ift.org.br for more information on what can be done in Brazil to help stem over logging, & consider your lumber source when choosing decking materials to protect our natural resources.
 
Composite decking such as Trex, Evergreen, & VEKAdeck does not require high maintenance & is a great substitute for wood & is sustainable.

How many years should a wood deck last?
 
The lifespan of decks
The primary determinant of how long your decks will last is the kind of material that you'll use. However, this will depend entirely on your taste & preference & the budget that you're working with.
The different deck material options
You can expect any deck to last you a couple of years, but the quality that you'll go with will determine the lifespan & the maintenance costs. So we've lined up the different deck materials for you & how they'd last you, from the average to the best.
– Pressure-treated wood
– Composite decking
– Plastic lumber
– Steel/aluminum
Pressure-treated wood
Pressure-treated wood is reliable & the most economical. Many folks go for pressure-treated lumber since it's the most common. The option will last you for about 15 years though you'd need frequent maintenance to ensure the deck is in good shape.
Composite decking
Composite decking materials are a blend of wood shavings & plastics, which makes it entirely eco-friendly. The decks will last for about 25 years, & once in a while, cleaning will do as the only maintenance needed.
Plastic lumber
What a better option than getting a 50-year warranty for the decks that you opt for? Although it might be costly, the 30 – 35 years guarantee is something to consider with very little care.
Aluminum or steel
It's the best choice that you have. Sixty years is how long these decks can last you, although you'd need to do a couple of touches to maintain the quality.
 
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How long should a treated wood deck last?
 
The material to use for an extended-lasting deck
Looking for an excellent place to relax as you sip your favorite bottle of wine & having the view of the sky? You have to opt for the best materials if you want your deck to last you long enough & keep your 'chilling spot' neat. So what are the best materials for a layer?
Pressure-treated lumber
As the most commonly used material, pressure-treated lumber is affordable & also can serve you for a long as 15 years. Nonetheless, this material will force you to frequently repair & replace some parts as maintenance is the only key to ensure that the color & quality is the same.
3-sided capped composite
Capped composites are unique for their perfect blend of 80% recycled materials plus 100% recycled wood, which gives the user the traditional wood vibe, though without the weaknesses of weathering, fading, & warping. These moisture & UV rays resistors are made to last to up to 25 years, & the quality keeps away molds & any discoloring.
4-sided capped composite
Similar to the 3-sided capped composite, the quality is admirable. With a 30-year warranty, these materials will assure you of excellent service since the high-performance polymers used will save you the stress of water & sun rays.
Capped polymer
With no organic materials involved in manufacturing these decks, capped polymers give you the best quality decks to last you for up to 50 years. They are free from fading, weathering, & staining.
 
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Edward's Enterprises' rates for Chatsworth wood deck repair projects start at:

 

$95* an hour Per Employee, 3 Hour Minimum

Rates listed above are the usual check or cash rates per hour for labor charged to our customers for repairing & installing new wood or composite decking & railing (not including dump disposal fees or materials).
 
Larger deck projects may need an onsite consultation before starting any work. This way we can take measurements, photographs, & prepare a material & scope of work plan.

Carpentry Deck Patio Remodel - CarpentryWe charge for all time included in a customer's project, including purchasing or delivering materials, & offsite work like painting lumber prior to an installation, or for the time to haul away debris. This allows us to take on smaller projects for our railing & decking clients, rather than only lump sum projects with much higher minimums to show up.
 
Thanks to our processing partner PayPal, we do accept most major credit & debit cards now! Rates are slightly higher, please call our office for all of the details.
 
Thanks to our processing partner Paypal, we do accept most major credit & debit cards now!
 
*Hourly charge is from $95 to $115 or more PER EMPLOYEE depending on the work site zip code. Some exclusions apply such as ongoing facility maintenance clients, or for same-day, after hours or weekend service.
 
Communities outside of our area of operations will be charged additional travel costs. We would be happy to answer any of your pricing questions, please call for details!

Reasons to select Edward's Enterprises for your next carpentry repair project include:

 

EE Check Licensed: We are a licensed General & Plumbing Contractor with the Contractor's State License Board (B857752) since 2005.

 

EE CheckCommunication: We communicate appointment scheduling, invoicing, estimates, & more by phone & email to keep our rough carpentry customers “in the loop”.

 

EE Check Established Company: Edward's Enterprises has been a locally owned & operated small business since 1896.

 

EE Check Insured: Insured to protect our residential & commercial customers as well as our employees.

 

EE CheckResponsive: Available by phone & email, our team is responsive to our customers & will communicate with you before, during, & after your finish carpentry project.

 

EE CheckClear Information: We explain our hourly rates on our website & by phone before we schedule any work so that you know what we charge.

 
Review your EE Check list to see how Edward's Enterprises can provide you with top notch service.

You can contact Edward's Enterprises about our finish & rough carpentry services by filling out our handy form below:

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    Our office is open from 8am to 5pm Pacific Standard Time Monday to Friday.
    We are available after hours & on weekends by phone for emergencies.

    I would recommend Edward's Enterprises for Facilities Maintenance. I have worked with Edward on various projects for over a year & know that when I have work order that Edward & his employees will take care of it the first time, without a hassle!

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    - Patrick | Ojai

    I'm very happy with how careful & timely my bathroom mirror was taken down & replaced. This was a small project, but I now know to consider Edward's Enterprises for bigger projects in the future!

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    - Liam | Moorpark

    Edward's Enterprises carpentry repair services is usually available:

     

    Office: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm by phone in our office to schedule carpentry projects & ask questions about service.

     
    Field: As far as scheduling work, for our typical rates listed above (I know we didn't skip that section) we normally schedule work Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm (holidays, meetings, kids with flus may affect availability).

    Carpentry Deck Patio Remodel - CarpentryMost projects get a 3 hour window of arrival, so expect something like 7am to 10am, or 10am to 1pm, or even 12pm to 3pm window.
     
    We are available for emergency carpentry work based on a first come first serve system & whether or not we have a crew available. Expect to pay more for these types of calls (we have employees & overtime is what it is).
     
    If you need us to come outside of those times, expect to pay a bit more, or experience different restrictions like job minimums, etc.

    Edward's Enterprises' service region covers Chatsworth, CA 91311 & surrounding communities.

     

    To see if we can handle a carpentry improvement project at your office, store or home, you can check a few places:

     
    There is a helpful site menu drop down called “Cities”. Select that & you can see if your city is in our “service area”.

    You can call us at 818-639-2441 & give us your “exact” coordinates.
     
    If you don't reside in Chatsworth but you're close by give us a call. We may be able to service your carpentry repair request or schedule an onsite consultation for an additional minimum hour charge and/or travel charge.

    Chatsworth Community Center
     
    Chatsworth Recreation Center
    22360 Devonshire St
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818) 756-8189
     
    For more information about your local Community Center, check out Chatsworth Community Center Online.


    Local Chatsworth Farmers Market
     
    Chatsworth Farmers Market
    10347 Mason Avenue
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818) 447-5191
     
    For more information about your nearest Farmer's Market, check out Chatsworth Farmers Market Online.


    Local Chatsworth Trash Service
     
    WM GI Industries
    195 W Los Angeles Ave
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
    (805) 522-9400
     
    For more information about city trash service, check out Chatsworth Trash Service Online.


    Chatsworth Electronic Recycling
     
    Coastal E-Waste
    10023 Canoga Avenue
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (866) 410-9600
     
    For more information about local electronic recycling, check out Chatsworth Electronic Recycling Online.


    Local Chatsworth Paint Recycling
     
    Sherwin-Williams
    10230 Mason Avenue
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818) 995-1651
     
    For more information about neighborhood paint recycling, check out Chatsworth Paint Recycling Online.

    Should I repair or replace my deck?
     
    How to know when to replace your decks
    There are things that you can notice to determine when to replace your decks. The red flags for deck replacement are:
    Visible damage
    Whether it's a long crack, split boards, or even big holes, there is a sign that you need to replace that particular part of your board.
    Loose railings
    Although loose railings are more of a security alarm, if it's beyond repair or paired with other aligning issues, then it's about time for you to replace those decks.
    Deteriorating ledger boards
    Ledger is crucial to your decks' firmness, for they connect the decks to your house. If rotten or termites infested, then you should call a professional immediately.
    Missing or rusted hardware
    Rusts & missing pieces will compromise your decks' firmness, & it's necessary to replace them.
    Bowing or unsecured boards
    If you don't want to be liable for accidents, you better replace any lifted board on your decks.
    Rotten wood
    Rotten wood is an indication that your deck is no longer of quality & needs to be replaced.
    Questionable posts
    If the posts holding your decks seem unbalanced or weak, then you should replace them.
    Age of the decks
    If the decks are way past the warranty stage, then you should opt to replace them.
    What to check when getting new decks
    When replacing your decks, you should consider the material that you choose, the contractor to hire, your budget, & maintenance costs to get the best quality available.
     
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    Can wood rot be stopped?
     
    If the wood is treated with a fungicide, and, in the case of wet rot, if any source of water exposure is stopped, then it is possible to stop wood rot.
     
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