At Archadeck of Central Georgia, our repeat customers tell two kinds of stories. The first story goes like this: We love the deck you built for us so much, we want you to build our new screened porch, too! Of course, it could be a patio or a front porch or an outdoor kitchen. The project type isn’t as important as the simple fact that they liked our work enough to invite us back for another project. In the second story, our client calls us to come back and replace a deck we built for them 20 years ago. We love that!
The project featured here falls into the second category. We built a deck of pressure-treated pine for these Warner Robins homeowners 20 years ago. They loved it! They loved it for 20 years! Even better, they kept up with routine wood deck maintenance over the years, so their deck always looked good. While regular maintenance does extend the life of your wood deck, these decks typically need to be replaced after about 15 or 20 years. Nothing can completely protect a pressure-treated wood deck from the effects of Mother Nature over time.
Archadeck is Warner Robins’ Redecking Specialist
The good news for our Warner Robins clients was that we were able to “redeck” instead of having to replace their deck completely. Redecking is a cost-saver for homeowners, because it means the deck’s substructure is still sound and can be used again. With redecking, we replace the deck’s surface boards, and often we replace the railing and steps as well. Redecking saves money on materials and on the labor it would take to build a new support structure from scratch.
Because building codes can change over the years, we always examine a deck’s substructure to make sure it meets the current building code before redecking. If we need to add joists to bring it up to code, that’s not a problem.
New Decade, New Decking Materials!
Redecking and deck replacement both offer our clients the opportunity to select new materials for their deck surface. Replacing wood decking boards with pressure-treated wood again is one of your options if you especially love the look and feel of natural wood. Our Warner Robins clients, like many homeowners these days, opted for low-maintenance decking this time around. Specifically, they selected Fiberon Paramount PVC decking in the Brownstone color.
As you can see in these photos, our clients have a swimming pool, and their deck extends almost to the pool’s edge. Fiberon Paramount decking is great in this setting because of its slip resistance. Also, these PVC decking boards are wood free, so they are not susceptible to mold growth or damage from moisture.
We designed the new deck surface to include a stunning border. For the border, the clients chose decking from AZEK’s Arbor Collection in Brazilian Walnut. Like Fiberon Paramount, AZEK boards are made from PVC and won’t fall prey to water damage. The Brazilian Walnut color of the border draws out some of the darker streaks in the deck’s surface. It’s the perfect accent color for this deck.
We also used the same AZEK boards for a new rail cap added to the existing wood railing and for the deck’s fascia, at the homeowner’s request. Just one of the many details you’ll find on the decks and other outdoor structures Archadeck of Central Georgia custom designs and builds with care.
Is your older deck ready for a refreshing redeck or deck replacement? Whether you’re looking to resurface with wood or low-maintenance composite or synthetic decking, Archadeck of Central GA is ready to help! Get in touch with us by calling 478-745-2000 or via email at [email protected].
Stephen Denton, owner Archadeck of Central Georgia.