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Consider This Before Remodeling Your Deck

Christine Lee
September 9, 2017

From time to time, you may start to consider whether or not to makeover your home. Sometimes you might want to change things up but are unsure of where to begin. If you have begun to think about remodeling your deck, here are just a few things to consider before you begin.

The first thing you’ll want to find out is whether or not your deck simply needs a remodel or a full on overhaul. Sometimes, changing a few things to your deck such as getting it waterproofed or tinting the deck with a colored sealant can go a long to way to remodel the deck. However, if there are underlying issues, a few simple changes to the deck will not be appropriate. Deeper underlying issues such as soft wood, wobbly stairs or separating planks can all point to serious damage that needs to be repaired. Oftentimes these are signs of water damage including dry rot. If this is the case, simply adding a sealant to your deck will not protect it and it may cause further damage down the line.

If your deck appears to be in good shape, it may be a good time to consider some remodeling. One thing you might want to consider is how your outdoor deck will look in comparison with your home. Will the colors be in contrast to one another or will they compliment each other? Does your current home have a particular style or theme? If so, do you want to continue this theme with your deck or go for something else? Will you consider outdoor furniture? These are all questions to keep in mind when thinking about ways that you might remodel your deck. It’s important to keep in mind that whatever designs you may decide on, remodeling your deck offers a perfect time to get your deck waterproofed. A deck should be waterproofed every couple of years. Getting your deck waterproofed now can help prevent costly repairs in the future.