Are you feeling a little cooped up at home? Tempt yourself and your family to spend more time outside with a revamped deck!
Upgrading your deck is an easy and affordable way to get it looking brand new. Plus, compared to the rest of the house, it’s a low-maintenance, low-cost way to add another living area.
Quick and Easy Deck Upgrades:
Repairing Your Deck Versus Replacing It
Many people think that an old deck, with weathered and loose boards, must be replaced. However, that is not always the case! If you are thinking about upgrading your deck, have a professional look into whether your whole deck needs replaced, or if a few boards just need to be replaced. Often times, a few replaced boards will do the trick, saving you both time and money.
Upgrading Wood Decking to Composite
Homeowners often choose wood decking because it’s familiar, readily available, and affordable. At least, most homeowners in the past. Nowadays, it’s very common for wood deck owners to upgrade to composite decking because it’s extremely low maintenance.
Wood decking can pose problems such as splinters, rot, continuous maintenance like staining or sealing, and damage from pests like termites. Using composite removes all of those problems.
When changing from wood to composite, typically Houston Services will have to add more floor joists. However, the cost to replace the deck with treated lumber is often about the same as replacing the deck boards with composite decking. Even if composite is more expensive than wood initially, it usually ends up paying for itself within 2-3 years when including the cost of annual maintenance.
New Deck Railings
Adding a railing can make a deck feel like a complete, enclosed space, while still being open to the outside. Whether you’re adding a new railing or replacing an old one, they are quite a few material options to choose from.
Railings are often upgraded to vinyl, a combination of vinyl and aluminum, or just aluminum. In addition, we can also use glass balusters, so you get all the safety benefits, without compromising any of the view.
Under-Deck Roof Addition
Another common deck upgrade is adding a roof underneath a second-story deck. This creates a dry, spacious patio underneath your current deck, adding more useable outdoor space and giving you options for where to spend time outside. An under-deck roof can be made with vinyl or colored aluminum, whichever best matches your style.
Looking to Upgrade Your Deck?
In addition to the upgrades we mentioned above, we can also fix steps or stairs, build customer benches and seating, add lattice skirting, build a pergola, and create an outdoor kitchen. The options are endless!