The average wood deck in Frederick, Marin Frederick, Maryland lasts just 10-15 years with regular maintenance. We cannot stress that last part enough: “with regular maintenance.” This means annual cleaning, staining, inspections, and repairs. Without such maintenance, rain, sleet, and the occasional winter snow storm can wreak havoc on your deck, significantly shortening its life. Of course, even with regular maintenance, your wood deck will not last forever. As they say, all good things must come to an end. But before you start cursing about the cost of deck replacement, you should know there is a cost-effective alternative: Re-Decking.
What is Re-Decking?
Re-decking is like a new siding for your home. While the underlying structure remains the same, the outward appearance changes. In re-decking, the structure of the deck is left intact and only the deck boards are replaced. The end result is a deck that looks brand new without the high price tag. In fact, re-decking can save a homeowner as much as 20% over a total replacement. Of course, not every deck is a candidate for re-decking.
Is Re-Decking an Option?
Re-decking is only an option if your current deck is structurally sound:
- Are the footings sound? If not, deck replacement may be your best option.
- What condition is the wood in? If the wood is not in good shape, re-decking is not an option. So look out for rot and termite damage. These are sure signs that deck replacement may be in your future.
- Is the deck structurally sound? Is your deck still standing firm after all these years?
If all three of these criteria check out, you r deck may be a candidate for re-decking. Of course, the only way to know for sure is to have your deck inspected by a professional like the ones at Albaugh & Sons.
Re-Decking Services in Frederick, Maryland
The deck division of Albaugh & Sons has more than 10 years of experience in the deck-building field. We can easily build whatever deck you can dream up, using whatever materials you prefer. We specialize in the following types of custom decking: low maintenance, Timber Tech, Azek, Evergrain, composite, Trex, and, of course, natural hardwoods. Whatever material you choose, your new deck will be reliable, safe, and beautiful.
Contact Albaugh & Sons today for a FREE estimate.
If you are looking for a Re-Decking Contractor in Frederick, you’ve come to the right place! Please contact Albaugh & Sons at 301-964-9379 or fill out the contact form found on our website. We are based in Frederick, Maryland and service all of Frederick County and parts of Washington and Carroll counties.