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How To Upgrade Your Existing Deck And Structure From Aged Pressure-Treated Wood To New Low Maintenance Decking

Before you know if, that flashing crystal ball will be descending in Times Square in New York City and 2023 will make its grand entrance.

Birmingham AL Deck

Speaking of grand entrances, if your backyard deck is past its prime and needs to be upgraded with redecking, now is the perfect time to do it so it can be completed and ready for outdoor living come spring in a few short months.

Out With The Old And In With The New Using Carefree Composite TimberTech Decking

This is your chance to avoid mistakes of the past and replace your outdated deck with a new one. And this time, be sure to specify a low maintenance decking upgrade to replace the wood deck you previously had.

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Whereas decks with traditional woods include pressure-treated lumber, other softwoods like cedar and redwood, as well as hardwoods like Ipe and mahogany have typically been used in the past.

Performance and appearance vary between wood species, but one thing is consistent: sooner or later, all wood requires rigorous maintenance.

With TimberTech, maintenance means a quick whisk of a broom or rinse with a garden hose. Unlike conventional wood choices, TimberTech capped composite decking is made of recycled wood and plastic fibers, protected with a fully engineered cap.

Redecking in Brook Highlands

With its protective cap, capped composite decking boasts superior durability compared to traditional wood and requires minimal maintenance.

What Are The Benefits Of Redecking With Low-Maintenance Decking Materials Compared To Wood?

By using wood for your redecking upgrade, here is the downside:

1. Wood racks up time and maintenance costs for sanding, staining, and sealing nearly every year.

2. There is a higher chance of costly repairs due to wood’s vulnerability to moisture and the elements, especially considering Birmingham’s weather.

3. Another full replacement is likely 10 to 15 years after installation.

On the contrary, by using composite decking, here is the upside:

1. Low long-term costs thanks to minimal deck maintenance needs.

2. Little risk of repair or replacement costs thanks to premium durability and its optimal lifespan.

3. Composite decking can increase the resale value of your home.

About This New Deck In The Brook Highland Neighborhood In Birmingham, AL

This outdoor living transformation encompasses upgrades to both the existing deck and the deck structure. The original structure was pressure-treated wood.

Timbertech Redecking in Brook Highlands

For all the reasons discussed here, we used TimberTech Terrain in the color Brown Oak, and we also added a new railing and new steps.

The railing features aluminum balusters topped off with a cap using the TimberTech Terrain in Brown Oak.

Discover The Better Ways To Upgrade And Redeck What You Already Have With Archadeck

The smartest course of action is to meet with us for a complimentary design consultation at your convenience. To get it on the calendar, just click here.

Derek and Carissa Crews, owners at Archadeck of Birmingham.

Derek and Carissa Crews, owners at Archadeck of Birmingham.