In most regions, temperatures are finally rising to where it's comfortable enough to work outdoors, but it's still not quite backyard hangout season. If your deck needs routine maintenance or repairs, do them now. Start by checking deck boards for deterioration. Soft, spongy, or cracked boards should be replaced with new pressure-treated wood. Make sure that handrails and deck posts are secure—if they feel wobbly or appear rotted, repair or replace them.