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To deck or redeck: That is the question

Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad ponders the question to deck or redeck…

Now is the time of year we imagine readying ourselves to get outdoors for springtime weather. For many homeowners spring is the time we begin to think about improving upon our outdoor spaces. After all, the coming season is the time when areas like patios, porches and decks will be put to the test. Not only do homeowners want an outdoor space that is structurally sound and safe, they also want an outdoor space that is packed with function and beauty.

Deck seating area
Archadeck AZEK composite deck project

With this focus in mind, to deck or re-deck becomes a valid question. Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad takes all your existing deck circumstances into consideration when evaluating your deck. We consider the age and structural integrity of your deck before concluding that either a new deck or re-decking is your best course of action. Many other builders will meet with a client and automatically suggest new deck construction without considering your existing deck may just need a makeover to bring it up to snuff. Our deck safety inspection is a no obligation chance for homeowner’s to have their existing deck evaluated by a professional. During our deck inspection, we check all existing decking boards. We check to ensure all the proper hardware and connectors were used and inspect what condition they are in. We evaluate the structural framework of your deck including posts and joists. We also evaluate the deck’s attachment to the home as well as the foundation, footings, railing and deck exits.

Multi-tier deck
Re-decking may an option for you if your decking framework is structurally sound

We discuss what your deck really needs during your consultation and deck inspection. In many cases your deck may just need a proper cleaning and seal applied to have it looking in tip-top shape again. We also listen to your desires about how you want your deck to look and function based on your budget and anticipated time frame. If your deck is in good structural condition you may consider switching out or upgrading your existing railing. A railing change can make a huge difference in the look of your deck and the view from your deck. If the configuration of your existing deck is the issue, we can often move stairs around and change the location to make your deck space more functional. We can even upgrade your existing stair to bench steps to add extra seating space to your deck’s design. Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad may suggest adding built-ins including bump out seating, bench seating, or planters to turn your deck from basic to beautiful with a minimal time-frame for completion. Finishing touches such as deck lighting will also improve the safety of your deck space and create ambiance.

TimberTech deck
TimberTech deck by Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad

If a low-maintenance deck is what you have in mind we can demolish your existing deck and replace it with a new composite or PVC deck. If your deck is structurally sound, simply replacing the decking boards using the existing footprint and framework that you have may be a viable and more affordable option. There are many low maintenance decking brands to choose from such as AZEK and TimberTech. We’ve had great success with these composite brands over the years. There are also many grades of low maintenance decking to choose from including solid PVC, synthetic, composite and capstock. Each of these types include many color and finish choices and are made to suit any budget and any taste. Having a low maintenance deck, whether we build it from scratch or just replace your decking boards, will deliver a deck that will stay looking and functioning like new with very little effort on your part.

Whatever you envision as the deck of your dreams Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad can bring those dreams to life. Many times, the deck you always imagined is closer at hand and more affordable to achieve than you may have thought.

Archadeck teamIf you are considering a new deck design for your home, Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad would like to be your building partner. Give us a call for a free consultation at (336) 568-8230, drop us an email or fill out a contact form on this website. We look forward to your call.

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