Deck maintenance is crucial for functional, safety, and aesthetic reasons. If your wooden deck needs renovation or repair, you have different options for restoration. Restoration also provides a great opportunity to make other changes you’ve been thinking about, such as upgrading materials, modernizing the look, adding square footage or a porch roof, or redesigning the layout to work better for your lifestyle. What will work best for you? Consider the options below.
Cleaning and Re-staining
One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to rejuvenate a natural wood deck is by cleaning and re-staining it. This process involves removing the dirt and grime that has built up over time, sanding any rough spots, and applying a fresh coat of stain. Cleaning and re-staining your deck will enhance its appearance and renew its protection from the elements. Staining a deck is recommended every 2 to 3 years, but the right frequency for your deck will depend on the weather conditions where you live and the type of stain you use.
Re-Decking and Up-grading to Composite Decking
Re-decking is another cost-effective option for deck restoration that goes beyond cleaning and staining. If your deck’s substructure is in good shape, re-decking allows you to replace the surface with new lumber or you may choose to upgrade to composite decking and new deck railings. The most significant advantage of composite decking is that it requires no sanding, staining, painting, or sealing. TimberTech by AZEK decking is made from wood fibers and plastic, making it low maintenance, durable, and resistant to weather and pests. Using TimberTech by Azek means you can enjoy a beautiful, low-maintenance deck for years to come without worrying as much about upkeep.
Redesign with Porch Roofs, a Deck Expansion, and More
Could your restoration needs be related to neglect because your deck doesn’t work well for your family? If your deck is too hot, not the right size, or just not a desirable space to spend time in, it can be easy to put it "out of sight, out of mind." When the time comes for restoration, consider adding features or space to your deck to enhance its functionality. Porch roofs are highly desirable in the Greater Triangle due to the hot summer sun. Expanding your deck, adding a paver patio landing, or installing a fire feature are all excellent ways to get closer to your dream outdoor living space.
Call Professional Deck Builders
Regardless of the type of deck you have, we recommend you seek professional help for repair or restoration. An experienced deck builder will help you assess the safety of your current structure, choose the right path for restoration, and ensure the work is done efficiently and to the highest standards. They will also provide valuable insights and advice on how to maintain your deck in the future.
At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we understand the importance of a safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing deck. Our team of experts will guide you through the process of restoring your deck, ensuring you get the best results. To request a design consultation, call us today at 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!