Converting Old Floor Decking into New Decking
Old floor decking that’s withstood the elements for far too long can become unpleasant to look at. Even though they were made with the highest quality materials and with skilled craftsmanship, over time weather takes its toll and these constructions succumb to wear and tear. When this happens it’s time to install new wood decking.
Out With the Old and in With the New
A lot of decks are old. Decades old. Not only do they wear down and look faded, they can also become unsafe. So it’s simply best practice to have them re-faced or re-decked.
Better get deck wood from your local lumber supplier, then. A LOT of decks are in need of renovation or repair.
But first off, the process begins with inspecting the deck to see what has to be repaired or replaced. Rails and stairs have to be tightened, fastener conditions checked, etc. This check up is to determine whether the structure is sound.
If it still has some life left, re-decking will entail replacing deck boards and rails. New materials can include composite or PVC materials or aluminum for the railings.
Needless to say, for decking that’s in worse condition, the replacement process will be more thorough. Bad wood will have to be replaced with new deck wood. The proper kind of deck wood will have to be selected, too. What’s the budget? What are the conditions the wood is supposed to endure? Woodworkers will have a lot of work cut out for them.
A Satisfying Project
At the end of the day, there’s nothing like restoring something that’s dilapidated into mint-condition. The satisfaction of a job well done is priceless. Moreover, a potential hazard has been averted. In its place, fresh floor decking that’s safe and presentable.
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