Most wood decks only last 10-15 years. And that is in ideal conditions with preventive maintenance performed regularly. If your deck is not properly maintained and constantly exposed to excessive moisture, like at maybe a waterfront Annapolis home, this timeline could be shortened significantly. But before you throw in the towel and opt for total deck replacement, consider Redecking as an option.
What is Redecking?
If your existing deck is old and shabby, you don’t have to tear it all down and start over. As they say, beauty is only skin deep. While your deck may look worse for wear, the structure beneath may be solid as a rock. If this is the case, redecking is an option.
Redecking is sort of like a facelift for your deck. The boards and all of the exterior components of a deck are stripped and replaced, while the structure is left intact. The finished product looks like a brand new deck, but for a fraction of the cost of a total replacement.
In fact, redecking can save homeowners as much as 20% over the cost of a new deck.
Is My Deck a Candidate for Redecking?
An old deck with a sound structure doesn’t have to be torn down. It is the perfect candidate for redecking. But the only way to know for sure is to call your local, Annapolis decking contractor, like Freedom Fence and Home. The contractor will come out to your home and inspect your existing deck, looking for several factors:
- Are the footings sound?
- What condition is the wood currently in? If the wooden structure – posts and frame work – is rotted or showing warning signs of rot redecking is not an option.
- What about structural integrity?
If everything seems in order, you may be a candidate for redecking.
Redecking in Annapolis
With 40 years of experience, Freedom Fence and Home has provided the highest quality fence and decking services to its many residential and commercial clients throughout Maryland. Our crews are highly trained and ready to help. Freedom Fence and home has successfully completed hundreds of redecking and deck replacements projects throughout Annapolis and the surrounding area.
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