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Is your deck reaching the end of its lifespan? Aging decks don’t necessarily need to be demolished. Many times, the columns, joists, and other support structures are perfectly solid, and re-decking is a preferable option. A wonderful client in Durham was pleasantly surprised when we were able to use the existing support structures to renew and expand her deck with new low-maintenance decking and railings.

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Lower Level Deck Addition

This Durham homeowner enjoyed her shaded backyard view so much that she wanted more deck space to enjoy it. To give her an adjoining but distinct new outdoor living space, we added a second, lower level to the existing deck. We designed the lower-level deck in an octagonal shape and ran deck boards perpendicular to the existing decking for a visual cue to the step-down. We also created a matching, built-in bench to offer additional seating in this space.

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Placing the deck expansion at a lower level offers several benefits. In addition to easing the physical transition from the higher deck to the ground level, it also adds visual dimension to the overall outdoor structure. Our Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham design team positioned the lower-level deck addition specifically so that the railing would sit below the sight line of people sitting on the upper level or in the kitchen. This keeps their view of the yard open and unobstructed, supporting the homeowner’s goal of having more space in which to enjoy the view.

Low-Maintenance Decking

Our homeowner wanted to spend as much time relaxing on her new deck as possible and less time maintaining it. She also wanted to make sure the new addition complimented the color of her home’s siding and trim. To achieve both goals, she chose to use TimberTech Silver Maple decking and Timbertech Radiance Slate Grey railing. TimberTech is one of the leading brands of low-maintenance composite decking. The Silver Maple board is in the Terrain collection of Timbertech decking and is a PVC-coated composite board. The subtle variegation in the boards’ coloring helps to give it a more natural look and is complemented by the black aluminum baluster infill in the rails.

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For both the re-decking and the deck extension, we used CONCEALoc hidden fasteners to keep unsightly deck screws from showing, continuing the seamless, elegant finish. Further accomplishing the homeowner’s goals of a low-maintenance outdoor lifestyle, we used TimberTech’s Radiance rail, which will never need staining or sealing. The black aluminum balusters also complement rather than compete with the beautiful view of her woods..

This updated and expanded Durham deck is a lovely outdoor retreat, perfect for everyday relaxation or weekend entertaining. The multi-level deck design makes the transition from the deck to the yard more fluid, enticing guests to enjoy the yard and the deck more freely.

Upgrading with Low-Maintenance Decking Offers a Cost-Effective Solution for Aging Decks

When it comes to re-decking, homeowners have a cost-effective option to breathe new life into their existing decks. Re-decking involves removing the old decking boards and replacing them with new ones while keeping the existing support structure intact. This process not only saves time and money compared to a complete deck replacement but also allows homeowners to upgrade to low-maintenance decking materials.

Low-maintenance decking materials, such as TimberTech, offer several advantages over traditional wood decking. They are durable, resistant to rot, mold, and insects, and require minimal maintenance. Unlike wood decking, which needs regular staining, sealing, and painting, low-maintenance decking can be easily cleaned with soap and water, saving homeowners time and effort in maintenance. Additionally, low-maintenance decking is available in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing homeowners to customize the look of their deck to match their style and preferences.

Revitalize Your Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill Deck with Re-Decking

If your Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill deck could use a renewal, extension, or is past its functional lifespan, call today. 919-973-1523 Your structure might be a candidate for re-decking. We look forward to working with you!

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