Has your deck been looking a little worse for the wear, lately? Even the strongest wood deck won’t last more than 20 years or so. And, with summer fast approaching, now is the ideal time to take a good look at your deck and consider the possibility of a remodel.
We know that remodeling your deck isn’t an inexpensive endeavor, especially if you aren’t going the DIY route. However, there are a few good reasons why you should bite the bullet andupdate your outdoor decking below, we’ll outline some of the top reasons why you should consider a deck remodel.
1. Improves Safety
One of the most pressing reasons to remodel your deck is to increase its safety. Eventually, all decks fade and wear down. If your deck is older than 20 years, it could be unsafe for you, your kids, and your pets.
2. Deck/Patio Flooring to Suit Your Style
Unless you built your home from scratch, you probably didn’t have any say in the design of your current deck or patio flooring. While you might not be thrilled with spending money on a deck remodel, look on the bright side. You now have the ability to choose any deck or patio flooring you want from a wide variety of colors, styles, and patterns. Finally, you can build a deck that aligns with the outdoor living space of your dreams.
3. It’s a Hassle-Free Remodel
Unlike a kitchen or bathroom remodel, you won’t need to significantly disrupt your day-to-day life to remodel your deck. There is no mess because it’s all taking place outside.
If you hire a contractor to remodel your deck, the only downside is that you can’t relax in your favorite patio furniture for a week or so. That’s not a bad trade-off for a sparkling new deck. And, unlike bathroom remodels, there are no plumbing or electrical nightmares to worry about.
4. You Can DIY
Building your own deck probably sounds like a DIY nightmare. But this is only because you haven’t been introduced to deck tiles.
Deck tiles come in wood, composite, rubber, stone, and many other varieties. Not only are they super easy and quick to install by yourself, they’re also inexpensive and durable. No staining, no finishing, and, best of all, no hassle.
5. Bottom Line
Truthfully, you can’t go wrong with a deck remodel. As long as you choose the right material and install everything correctly, you’ll get years—if not decades—of enjoyment out your new deck or patio flooring. And if you ever decide to move, you can expect to recoup much of the construction cost. Sounds like a win-win to us!