Does your existing deck look haggard from wear and tear, or has it become splintered or unsafe? If so, then redecking may be the answer to refresh your outdoor space from dull to dazzling. The first step in determining if your aging deck is a good candidate for redecking is to have it evaluated by a reputable deck builder such as Archadeck of Central SC. If the substructure (which is the base that the deck is built on) is in good shape, you may be able to save money and time by redecking instead of demolishing your old deck and starting from scratch. The key elements the builder will include the quality of the original substructure and how it has weathered over time. If any applicable building codes have changed since the deck was originally installed, we will make sure it complies with those as well.
Once your existing deck is deemed a good candidate for redecking, we will then work with you to help you choose the material that best fits your needs and budget. Archadeck of Central SC has many decking materials to choose from. We can help you decide on a wood or synthetic decking material. Many homeowners opt to redeck using pressure treated wood or even a hardwood such as Ipe, but, if you are tired of the endless maintenance required to preserve your wood deck, a composite material may be the best answer that is easier to maintain and lasts longer than wood.
Synthetic materials such as composites, capstock and solid PVC are composed of elements that stabilize and protect them from UV damage. These materials also have several advantages over most species of wood. The synthetic material is much less likely to crack or chip, and there is no evidence that termites will attack it. Another benefit is a synthetic will never have to be treated or stained. We use only the highest quality synthetics on the market, such as AZEK and Timbertech.
Instead of tearing out your old deck and starting from scratch, redecking will modify your existing structure. If it structurally sound, we can improve the existing footprint of your deck without the hassle of lengthy permitting processes. In most cases, the original structure or “bones” of your deck can be used if the underlying footings and joists are in good shape. If you have chosen to redeck using composites, the joists will require a closer configuration in order to reduce “bounce” and promote solid footing.
Benefits of choosing composites for your redeck include:
- Composites give the ultimate flexibility when designing your deck. Are you tired of the same old square deck? With composites, you can sculpt your re-deck to a rounded shape giving your space a softer appeal. With this type of malleability you can unleash your imagination and modify your deck to fit your needs and lifestyle.
- When building a deck around water such as a pool or spa, some composite materials offer better slip resistance to ensure sure-footing and increase safety around your backyard water feature, thereby making this a top choice to use in place of wood.
- Speaking of bare feet, with composite material there are no more splinters!
We can also do combination jobs where we expand a smaller deck by redecking the original space and building out from there. Then you don’t have to pay for a whole new foundation, just the incremental extension. From that point the world is your oyster and you can pick the colors, features and design options that best suit your needs. Many of our clients choose composites for their redecking jobs because they have grown tired of routine deck maintenance chores. Redecking with a composite/synthetic can change your Columbia deck from a chore, to a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
If you are interested in learning about how our quality built structures can transform the look of your home, contact Archadeck of Central SC. Call us today for a free consultation at (803) 603-2160 or email us at email@example.com.