Things To Note When Upgrading The Solid Composite Decking
Many outdoor solid decking manufacturers, including ourselves, are promoting and advising our clients on modern decks from old wood floors and railings to new solid composite decking and railings. We call this process “garden restoration.” You can save some money by reusing the existing deck frames, struts and footers. However, this can present some challenges, as your deck may have been built before many of the deck’s building codes.
When you really should have a new deck, some solid composite decking manufacturers may try to make some quick money by selling you deck upgrades. Deck upgrades are easy for most deck manufacturers, especially in winter. We don’t have to dig holes for the new footer, which makes the worksite cleaner. Deck upgrades usually don’t require the town’s permission, so we don’t have to wait for inspectors or pesky paperwork to slow us down.
Here are some tips to make sure you don’t have the worst situation for you.
First, check the hardware on the deck to make sure it doesn’t rust.
Make sure that solid composite decking products are bolted to the building every 16 inches or so, not just nailed down.
Find out whether the deck between home and installed the flash. You may not be able to tell until the cover is removed, so you may need to be careful when doing this step to avoid electric shocks.
Make sure the joist is connected to the floor deck not by a nail but by a joist hanger.
If you are not sure of any of these things, when asking the deck manufacturer during your consultation for detailed product build information. Be sure to include any of these items in your offer to add/replace. If you’re spending money on vinyl decking boards and railings with a warranty of 25 years or more, it only makes sense to make sure your frame can withstand that amount of time, otherwise, no good product can withstand the damage caused by installation problems.
If you are sure that you need a decking product, then please consult the quotation now, I believe you will have a pleasant experience, you will get the product quotation and other information.