Resurface or Replace?
Your old existing deck could be a safety hazard, or the framing could be in great shape and all it needs is a new surface. Do you scrap the whole deck and start again, or is there another option?
The option to resurface a deck is a great way to have the total make-over deck experience, but without the stress and expense of a major renovation. A Deck Resurface still gives you a whole new deck, but it uses the existing deck framing. Before going this route, have a professional check out the existing framing and compare to how it was built and verify with today’s codes. Also check out the condition of the physical wood framing, fasteners, and how it’s currently connected to the house. If the framing passes inspection and you like the layout of the existing deck – a Deck Resurface may be a great option for your Deck Project!!
Restore your Existing Deck with Upgraded and New Products
Resurfacing your existing deck is a great way to update the exterior of your home, even if you don’t have the budget for an intense renovation. If you like the layout of your existing deck and the framing passes the structural inspection – you could possibly save thousands of dollars in deck framing costs by just resurfacing. This time could give you the opportunity to replace the decking and railing with the same material you originally had, or even upgrade to a Cedar or a low-maintenance free decking such as Timbertech or Trex PVC Composite decking.
Maybe the floor is still in great condition, but the railing is having issues. Now would also be a great time to upgrade your deck railing. You can even add deck lighting and other custom accessories that you would now want on the deck.
Possibilities are endless and sometimes our imaginations just keep running with outdoor deck ideas!!