Since wood sun decks receive constant abuse from the elements, they require periodic cleaning and refinishing to protect them and keep them looking their best. Start by applying deck cleaner to all the surfaces of the deck and railing using a pump up sprayer. Cleaners often contain strong chemicals, so be sure to read the warning on the container and protect your eyes and skin from contact. after allowing the cleaner to work for the recommended period of time, a pressure washer is
Since we live in the humid south, where dampness and mildew cloy to everything like a second skin, I was interested in finding out if composite decking would have been a better option than the wood deck our previous owner built. I'm pleased to report our wooden deck should continue to stand for years. “Open answer?” asked Tom Edger, general manager of Great Day Improvements in Bensalem, Pa, when I asked him this question. “(Which material you use) depends on the budget
19 Dec 2012 Then the best thing to do is let it dry and put on a Thompson's water seal I use the one with honey gold, its beautiful and gives a natural look. Our deck on the back side was so weathered from the hot sun , it was literally dry and gray and the Thompsons made it look brand new and and sealed it and it feels smooth. If you paint it I do not care what brand you use it will peel then you are stuck scrapping that paint off before repainting and more then likely will rot your wood
4 Sep 2016 Learn how you can build a over a wood deck. Get tips for replanking your deck and much more. Build a deck.
6 aug 2015 Of all the structures in the world, the traditional wooden deck may well be my favorite. I love the feel of solid-wood deck boards under my feet. I love the look of the planks spaced evenly apart and dotted with nails or screws in row after row after row. I even love the way a real wooden deck weathers over time. Nothing else can match the character and patina of a wooden deck worn down in just the right places from years of wonderful outdoor living. But with all that
The obvious solution, to us, was to replace it with a wooden one. wood is by far warmer and better looking than concrete, and if you maintain it properly it can easily last a couple of decades before you need to start replacing a piece here or there. On the downside, obviously, is the commitment to maintain it regularly. and by regularly, I mean a thorough cleaning and restaining (or repainting) once every two or three years. Replacing the concrete deck with wood could have been done
wood, either treated or naturally weather- and insect-resistant, is what is traditionally thought of for deck materials. However, composite decking is making inroads into deck building. The initial cost is higher, but over time you can actually save money when compared to cleaning, refinishing and ultimately replacing wood deck boards. Some warranties are up to 20 years or more. Get tips for estimating deck materials >>
To begin your deck makeover, remove the old worn wooden boards. as they come up, be sure to check the structure underneath to ensure that it's sturdy before you continue. Then, install new Seventrust Enhance composite deck boards. Try using hidden fasteners like the Seventrust Hideaway system for a smooth surface. These clips tuck into the groove on the side of each board and are screwed down to the joists—holding that board, and the next one, securely in place. This Seventrust railing system,
Prescriptive Residential wood. deck Construction Guide. Based on the 2012 International Residential Code. Where applicable, provisions and details contained in this document are based on the International Residential. Code (IRC) [bracketed text references applicable sections of the IRC]. Prescriptive construction methods recommended meet or exceed minimum requirements of the IRC. Provisions that are not found in the IRC are recommended as good industry practice. Where
Watch this video to find out how to add a wood deck to your home from setting the posts to attaching the deck boards by home improvement expert Danny Lipford.
Watch this video to find out how to build a pressure treated wood deck on your home which includes a built-in sandbox and child-friendly step railings.
wooden decking that has rotted or deteriorated over time will need to be replaced. Start by using a hammer and pry bar to remove the old deck boards. You can also insert a long board between the decking and joists to pry the old deck boards loose. after all the old decking and nails have been removed, pull a string or extend a straight board on edge across the floor joists to make sure the joists haven't sagged. Replace or shim up any sagging joists before installing the new decking.