Deck Builders Austin

Deck Replacement

Austin Deck Builders – Design & Installation specializes in replacing old, worn-out decks with new, modern, and durable ones. Our experienced team understands that a deck replacement is not just about building a new deck; it’s about recreating and enhancing your outdoor living space.

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Creaking, wobbling, and rotting floors are all indications that your wood decking needs to be replaced. It is not only unsightly, but it is also a safety hazard. It would be beneficial if you could replace your old wooden deck as soon as possible.

Because wooden decks have a limited lifespan, you may want to consider using something more durable. In that case, composite decking is ideal for the task. The question is, can composite decking be installed over existing wood decking?

It’s a big step to add, reconstruct, or substitute your deck. Even if you are still in the research stage, it’s important to get the entire image from the design of your deck to the choice of material. However, it is important to find the right person to do the job.

Why Opt for Our Deck Replacement Services

  • Expertise in Deck Replacement: Our team has extensive experience replacing decks of all types and sizes.
  • Quality Materials: We use high-quality materials that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Customized Designs: We offer customized solutions to ensure your new deck meets your needs and preferences.

Our Deck Replacement Process:

  1. Initial Consultation: Discuss your needs and inspect the condition of your existing deck.
  2. Design Planning: Based on your requirements, we plan a new deck design that complements your home and lifestyle.
  3. Removal of Old Deck: Safely dismantle and remove your old deck.
  4. Installation of New Deck: Construct your new deck with precision and attention to detail.
  5. Final Inspection: Conduct a thorough inspection to ensure the highest quality and your complete satisfaction.

Additional Deck Services:

  • Permit and Regulations: We handle all necessary permits and ensure the replacement complies with local building codes.
  • Custom Features: Add lighting, railings, or built-in seating to enhance your deck.
  • Maintenance Tips: Provide maintenance tips and aftercare services to prolong the life of your new deck.

What To Consider When Replacing Your Old Deck?

The existing wood cover should be replaced to prevent composites from being damaged by moisture and rotting. This means that all of the wooden boards must be removed and composites substituted. The existing framework will also have to be taken into account.

Replacing deck boards on a solid frame is a relatively simple project, but you must plan ahead of time. Because the deck boards are cantilevered beyond the joists, it is critical to remember where the original edges were if you want to return to the same deck dimensions. In our case, we marked the original deck board ends by stretching a string line over them and driving stakes so that the string would be on the same line when the new deck boards were installed.

Should Composite Decking Be Installed Over Wood Decking?

If your wooden deck is old or in need of replacement, you may have considered installing composite decking over it. You may have reasoned that putting composites over an existing deck would save you time and effort. But the real question is, are you capable of doing so?

If the existing wood deck is strong and sound, a composite deck can be used to cover it; one important factor to consider is drainage and how water will drain off the two decks. Those who have built a deck before will understand how difficult it is to complete this task due to the numerous complications that can arise.

Any deck, even composites, can be set over an existing wood deck. But this is something you ought to do? No, it wasn’t. While it seems logical for composites to be placed above existing decks, there are many downsides. You should first consider the quality of the existing wooden deck before doing anything. How old are you? How old? Is it new? Is it new? Or does it rot and need substitution? Why are these matters so important? The latter may directly affect the former when materials are placed over the existing deck.

What are the signs that you need a deck replacement?

  1. Obvious damage to the wood
  2. Rot in the wood
  3. Fixtures and fittings that have rusted
  4. Railings that are too loose
  5. Unsecure or Bowing Boards

Every type of building material suffers from wear and tear. Some deck issues, such as cracks or missing screws, will require a simple repair, whereas others will necessitate a complete replacement. If you notice significant damage, such as large holes, split boards, termite damage, or a variety of other problems, you know you need a new deck.

Lifted or unsecured boards can become safety hazards, causing people to trip, and you, as the homeowner, may be held liable. If you walk across your deck and notice wobbly boards, you may need to replace them. As time passes, joists can become unsecure and detach from the ledger board. As a result, boards may become loose and move around.

One of the major causes for deck failure is due to loose nails, screws, and bolts. However, this alone is not a cause for replacement.

Loose railings are not always an indication that your deck needs to be replaced entirely. They are, however, a serious safety risk that must be addressed. If the loose railings are combined with other problems, it may be time to replace the deck. If your railings are loose, you should secure them as soon as possible.

The majority of the hardware and fittings will be located on the underside of your deck. Take the time to inspect the deck’s base to ensure that none of the fittings are loose, completely missing, or covered in rust and deterioration.

To schedule your deck replacement, please get in touch with us today!