A rotting, warped, or discolored deck is not only an eyesore, but it can also be dangerous. If your deck is showing serious signs of wear and tear, it’s possible that the boards are no longer structurally sound, even if the base of the deck is still in good shape. However, you may not have the time or money to do a full deck replacement. In that case, have you considered a deck resurfacing project?
Throughout this guide, you’ll learn more about whether your deck could benefit from resurfacing, what the process includes, and why Trex could be the right resurfacing option for your deck. Let’s get into it!
What Is Deck Resurfacing?
The deck resurfacing process involves replacing the boards, railings, and steps on your existing deck foundation and frame. This is a great option if your deck isn’t very old, but the boards are worn to the point of being beyond repair.
It’s also a popular option for homeowners that buy a house with an existing deck that they want to revamp.
How Do I Know if My Deck Should Be Resurfaced or Replaced?
Before you make a final decision on whether to resurface or completely replace your deck, it’s important to have it inspected by a professional, like our team here at DeckGuru. We’ll be able to look at the specifics of your deck to help you make the best possible decision for your home.
However, generally speaking, here’s how to tell if you should consider resurfacing your deck:
- The foundation and framing of your deck are still structurally sound
- Your original deck was built with treated wood framing that shows no signs of warping or rotting
- Your deck is in good shape, but you want to change the finish, style, or color of the boards and railings
- You want a budget-friendly way to revamp your deck
- You want to update your deck in a matter of just a few days
During your deck inspection, your contractor will be able to determine the “health” of your deck’s foundation and make recommendations on the best way to move forward.
What Happens During the Deck Resurfacing Process?
Once you’re ready to move forward with the deck resurfacing process, here’s what you can expect to happen:
- We’ll secure any necessary building permits based on local requirements
- We’ll remove and discard the old railing and decking, leaving the existing substructure in place
- We’ll perform any necessary repairs on the substructure and inspect it to make sure it meets current building codes
- We’ll install the new decking materials over the existing substructure, making sure our work is up to local building requirements
- We’ll clean up after ourselves and leave you to enjoy your new deck
Here at DeckGuru, we always make sure to leave your home in immaculate condition so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your updated backyard without a care in the world!
Why Consider Trex Decking for Your Resurfacing Project
Many of the homeowners we work with choose to resurface their deck with Trex composite decking. Why is it such a popular choice? Well, for starters, it has the appearance of wood, but it’s much more durable. In fact, composite decking is specifically made to withstand the weather extremes that can damage natural wood.
Because of that, you can expect it to last much longer than a wood deck, making it a great investment for your home. Additionally, it doesn’t require the amount of maintenance that wood decks need. Since Trex composite decking never needs to be painted or stained in the future, you’ll save time and money on maintenance and repairs over the lifespan of your deck.
Perhaps best of all, it won’t splinter like wood does, giving you peace of mind that your kids and pets will be safe when they’re out enjoying the sunshine on your new deck.
Trust the DeckGuru Team for Your Resurfacing Project
Now that you know more about whether your deck is a good candidate for resurfacing and what the process involves, you can make an informed decision for your home. If you’re ready to schedule your deck resurfacing project, the DeckGuru team is here to make the process as easy as possible for you.
Contact us today to request a free estimate for your project so you can begin planning your backyard transformation!