Let’s face it. As time evolves, so does our needs, wants and tastes.
A good example of this phenomenon is this Columbus redecking project.
As I look back at the before photos of what it was before we took on this project, I joked with my crew that, “This chocolate brown monster is in need of a facelift.”
The good news is that this Westerville, OH outdoor living structure was structurally strong enough that it didn’t need a total tear down. And that saved our clients both time and money.
The homeowners had this elevated deck that was built from pressure treated pine. Over the years it was sanded, stained, and repeated over again and again in an attempt to revitalize its appearance. Think “Wash. Rinse. Repeat.”
So when the family contacted us for their free design consultation, we gave them the good news. Just because the decking boards had disintegrated over time, all we really needed to do was replace them for a complete outdoor living refresh.
An unfortunate truth of a pressure treated deck is that over the years, it can fall prey to the elements of Mother Nature and become neglected, aka taken for granted.
THE FINEST COLUMBUS DECK BUILDER TO THE RESCUE
After a thorough inspection of the deck and its underlying structure, Archadeck of Columbus took this existing elevated deck and was able to safely use many of the support components under the deck and give it a fabulous new deck through redecking.
Our years as the premier Columbus TimberTech deck builder has taught us that when dealing with existing decks that are higher off the ground like this one, as they have had plenty of ventilation, 9 times out of 10 they are able to use the deck’s substructure to facilitate the redecking.
In this case, we were able to reuse the posts and beams under the deck, and coincidentally the color of those original underlying materials blended perfectly with the new redeck, too. A stoke of great luck for all concerned.
THE SCIENCE OF REDECKING REFINED BY ARCHADECK
Back in the day, some may have thought that refacing an old deck meant a total teardown and rebuild.
Come to find out that is not necessarily the case. It would be like the axiom “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” Totally senseless. Our professionals know much better.
The reason why elevated decks are a better fit for redecking is that lower decks are more prone to hold moisture which leads to rot. Hence good air circulation is crucial to longer deck life.
And speaking of longer deck life, we are so very proud to have TimberTech composite sustainable decking as part of our rebuilding arsenal.
To really “refresh” the look of the deck, we recommended TimberTech low-maintenance deck in the Pecan color with black aluminum railings.
You can tell for yourself how beautifully transformative the result is.
For added safety and extended nighttime usability, we also added highly dependable TimberTech riser lights to the newly decked stairway and also added cap lights to the deck posts, creating a soft, glowing effect as the sun sets.
WHEN YOUR OLD DECK HAS DEFINITELY SEEN BETTER DAYS, ARCHADECK IS HERE TO HELP
As many of us are now starting to spend more and more time outdoors at home, it only makes good sense to love the outdoor space you’re in.
If this is ringing true for you, give us a ring. In fact, you don’t even need to pick up the phone. Just click right here and you can set up your free, no-obligation deck redesign consultation. We are confident that you will be glad you did.
The Archadeck of Columbus team.