Give your deck a new life by rebuilding it. This deck overlooks a beautiful lake. However, the deck held no appeal for one to sit out and enjoy the summer breezes. The boards were rotting and the width of the deck was not conducive for entertaining.
We essentially built a new deck by removing the old boards, railings, and stairs. Another important part of the job was to enlarge the deck for a sitting area in front of the livingroom windows. We used a composite decking so it will wear nicely and added lighting to give the home a welcoming ambiance on the summer nights.
Here are a couple photos of 2 cedar decks we built on a house. The deck is framed with pressure treated lumber and decked in cedar. These decks were rebuilds from the original treated decks built when the house was new. We manufactured the handrails in our shop and pre-finished all the wood as well. This made for a low impact on site installation and no finish was required once the deck was built. The other advantage to building the handrails in the shop was being able to set up a system for assembly which saved time (money) and increased the ability to deliver a higher quality product. These decks are stained with Sikkens oil stain with a cedar pigment. With proper care and maintenance these deck should last for many years to come.