Reface your deck rather than rebuild

People usually build decks as extensions to their homes; some people even use decks as part of gardening landscapes.  Regardless of the use that a family decides to give to […]

People usually build decks as extensions to their homes; some people even use decks as part of gardening landscapes.  Regardless of the use that a family decides to give to a deck, their ultimate objective is to add extra space to the house and to help enhance its appearance.  Due to this, it is important to try and keep decks in the best possible conditions.  Decks are usually made of wood or composite synthetic material; the former is usually cheaper and more aesthetically pleasing, but the latter is more economical in the long run and they also look good.  In the end, most households decant in favor of composites, and they prove to be excellent decks on all fronts; they are strong, they can withstand adverse weather and trying temperatures, and they can go for up to 25 years without having to be replaced.

However, given that time does take its toll on decks, including composites, there may be a time when the deck’s appearance becomes compromised.  Maybe stains start to appear, or maybe the boards’ color starts to fade. In other words, the deck’s structure is still in perfect condition, but its appearance is less than perfect.  What can be done in this case? In such a case, you need not worry because you will not have to replace the deck altogether.  When a deck’s appearance is compromised, all that is required is a deck reface.

A deck reface is simply a remodeling, or renovation, of the deck’s façade.  In other words, all that is required is that the deck boards (and maybe the railing) be replaced so that the deck once again looks new and beautiful.  If you have a deck installed in your house and you notice that it does not look as it did some time ago, you should probably consider the possibility of a deck reface.  Deck manufacturers have started offering this service, including the leading deck manufacturer, TREX.  It is a simple procedure that can be done in a fraction of the time and with a fraction of the costs that rebuilding a deck would take.  Decks are quality structures that can last for many years without having to rebuild.  The outside of the deck is exposed to the hardships of the environment, and so it is only natural that after some time certain renovations are in order.

This, however, is not a problem as long as you are smart about it.  If you must rebuild, then rebuild, but if your deck is still fit for continued use then you should reface.

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