We recently won the undying appreciation of these Wesleyan Court homeowners by doing two things well: we saved them money AND we gave them newly-usable space under their second-level deck.
Redecking: A great look for less
You could say Archadeck of Central Georgia is THE Macon and Warner Robins area redecking contractor. And all of our redecking customers love us because we save them so much money. In this case, as with so many others, the clients’ original deck was worn out and needed to be replaced, but the substructure was still usable. When you have an older wood deck, the decking boards, stairs and railings usually need to be replaced long before the substructure does. That’s because the wood components under the deck — joists, beams and posts — are not exposed and therefore not affected by weather in the way the deck’s surface is.
Not every deck is a candidate for redecking, so before we can commit to that course of action, we need to thoroughly inspect the underside of your deck. If we determine that your deck’s substructure can be used again, we’ll help you decide what material to use for the new deck surface. You can choose wood decking boards again, or you can make the switch to one of the composite decking products on the market now. These low-maintenance products are more expensive than wood but last longer.
For this redecking project, the Wesleyan Woods homeowners selected TimberTech composite decking boards. Specifically, they chose TimberTech’s Terrain Decking in the silver grey color. For their new deck railings, they selected Baroque balusters by Fortress.
To finish out the deck, we added a gate as a safety measure to protect the children. While we were here, we also replaced the doors on the existing screened porch. The homeowners chose special-order aluminum doors to replace the original wood doors.
Dry deck space: Opening up potential under your deck
In addition to redecking at this Wesleyan Court home, Archadeck of Central GA gave the homeowners a usable space under their deck where the space was previously unusable. We accomplished this by installing a TUFTEX DeckDrain system to prevent rain from dripping down through the deck to the ground below. This is one of several ways we can create a dry space under a second-level deck, and it’s great if you want to be able to use that space. Some clients use the new-found space for storage while others use it as a covered porch. We can incorporate the dry deck space into the design for a new deck or we can retrofit an existing deck (or redeck) with the dry deck space as we did in this project.
If you are ready to breathe new life into your tired backyard deck and add years of outdoor living enjoyment, contact Archadeck of Central Georgia. You can reach us by phone at (478) 241-8406.
Stephen Denton, owner Archadeck of Central Georgia.