If your current deck is looking old, tired and worn, you may not need to have it torn out to start a new deck from scratch. Archadeck of Akron professionals have the seasoned experience and knowledge to determine if your current deck substructure is strong enough to support a new outdoor living space transformation.
In today’s consciousness of sustainability and recycling, keeping that good deck foundation is a win/win, as you help save the environment and save money in the process.
HOW ARCHADECK KNOWS IF YOUR DECK SUBSTRUCTURE IS WORTH KEEPING
The key elements Archadeck Outdoor Living looks at during this re-decking evaluation is the quality of the original substructure and how it has weathered or degraded over time. We also determine if any applicable building codes have changed since the deck was originally built. Once given the approval to proceed with your re-deck, we will make sure to comply with these codes as well.
This comes as no surprise as Archadeck is renowned for hammering home the details throughout every step of your re-decking process.
THINK OF RE-DECKING AS COSMETIC SURGERY FOR YOUR BACKYARD
In laymen’s terms, re-decking is kind of like an outdoor living facelift. You keep the foundation but replace the top layer, if you will. As long as that foundation is good and solid, then re-decking is an excellent rebuilding option.
For example, years ago many people chose pressure treated lumber for their decking material. Despite its great qualities for strength, durability and natural beauty, Mother Nature may not be so kind in the “looks” department over long periods of time.
For this reason, we often recommend low-maintenance re-decking materials that are sustainable and are made from dependable composite materials, such as TimberTech Silver Maple, seen here in this Kent, Ohio, backyard.
And for that perfect final “cosmetic” finishing touch, we added a Westbury aluminum drink rail – the new “must have” outdoor living add on. With a drink rail, your outdoor living enjoyment time becomes even more comfortable as you now have a convenient place to rest your cool drink or mobile phone while enjoying summer breezes and conversation.
STARTING FROM SCRATCH, THEN YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE
Many of our Archadeck of Akron clients come to us for advice on what kind of outdoor living space to build, as they may only have a concrete slab in their backyard, or their backyard may be void of any pre-existing structure.
That’s where our no-obligation home visit design consultation is worth its weight in gold. We’ll help you determine what kind of utility and functionality you’re looking for in enjoying your leisure time outdoors. For example, if you love to cook and entertain, maybe an outdoor kitchen was the farthest thing from your mind until you start thinking about what living on your new deck could be.
We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you in person and explore what type of outdoor living space would work best for you and your family. We can start that conversation right here. Thank you.
Patrick Sluss, owner Archadeck of Akron.