Pressure treated wood decks in our climate and region tend to start really showing their age after 10+ years. On average, our customers start complaining about splinters, deep cracks and overall roughness at about the deck age of 15 years. They come to us and say HELP!
Remodeling vs Restoration
Deck restoration is a great option when it’s possible, but what about when there’s significant wood rot, cracking or splintering? Once a deck requires more than about 20% of deck board replacement, remodeling is usually more cost-effective, and adds more value. It’s like giving your deck a face-lift.
When remodeling a deck, we typically remove all the flat (horizontal) boards, including the floor, stair treads, and hand-rail caps and replace it with new top-quality ground-contact rated lumber or composite decking material. We also check the framing and make minor adjustments as needed, inspect connections between the deck and house, and replace trim, railings, and other components as needed. This option isn’t cheap in comparison to restoration, but the cost is usually about a third of replacing the deck entirely.
Resurface Your Deck
The We Restore Decks Approach
We Restore Decks takes a more scientific approach to this whole deck resurfacing option and instead of claiming that our product is going to do all the magic, we understand (and hopefully relay that information to you) that good surface preparation is more than half the battle in obtaining a quality deck resurfacing. Of course, we have done our research and only use top quality products that are proven AND that contain the proper ingredients for the project at hand but we go above and beyond that by making sure that we lay the foundation first before applying product to your wooden deck.
Sometimes the best option is to sand the deck smooth (if possible of course) and then start over with a nice staining that is maintainable and simple to do. We never know until we see your deck.
Is this option right for you?
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