Tips When Restoring or Replacing Your Deck with Composite Decking


November 25, 2016 3:48 am | Published by

A well-appointed deck gives you the opportunity for many outdoor activities, like family cookouts or after-party extravaganzas. If this area is lacking that special something, give it a makeover in the following ways.

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Update the Color

If your deck is made out of wood, an easy way to give it life again is to simply repaint it. There are many colors you have access to, but consider using bright colors. They turn the deck into a whimsical, captivating area. There are actually colors that invoke a specific emotion. Colors like yellow and orange, for example, tend to put people in a happy mood.

You can also use paints to create distinct patterns. Make the deck a fun area to be around by painting a checkered pattern. Adding paint to the deck also gives it a layer of protection. Paint fills inside the pores of wood, preventing moisture from building up. Subsequently, the structure of your deck is capable of holding up for a long time.

Renovate with New Materials

Areas of your wooden deck may be rotting, in which case you can’t really do much about this in terms of renovation. Consider stripping it completely and using a longer-lasting material. Composite decking is being used a lot by homeowners. Its plastic/wood composition allows it to last much longer than wood. You won’t have to worry about it rotting away or being victim to termite damage.

Timbertech decking is a form of composite decking that is completely splinter-free. You can walk around your deck, without a care in the world. This gives you a peace of mind as a parent as well. After installing these materials around your property, you won’t need to apply a protective coating or stain. Your job is done and you can enjoy the great outdoors on a stable structure. Cleaning is as easy as using a broom or mop.

In order to inject some life and character into your deck, you can renovate or replace the deck completely. The choice is entirely up to you, but consider consulting with a deck contractor. They can assess the condition of your existing deck, seeing what repairs, if any, need to be made.

Sources:
16 Ways to Customize Your Deck, thisoldhouse.com
Different Colors Describe Happiness vs. Depression, livescience.com

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This post was written by Mitica Leontescu

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