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Over the last few years, more and more people have started to appreciate the outdoors as they found themselves isolated in their home offices and living rooms. Lockdowns may have become a thing of the past, but appreciation for the outdoors has not dwindled yet. In fact, many homeowners are continuing to maximize the use of their home’s exterior living spaces and yards.

What’s a great backyard if not an excuse to build up the ultimate deck living space? If your deck is looking worn or you are considering an upgrade, you may not have to replace the entire structure. Instead, you can consider deck resurfacing, where a professional replaces the surface decking if the support structure is sound.

When to Resurface Your Deck

If you’ve recently bought a new home that came with an existing deck, but the finish or materials are not your style, resurfacing the deck may be the solution. Replacing the deck’s surface can be done along with adding features such as a seating area, pergola, and other accessories.

If your deck is not very old, but the materials have worn faster due to infrequent maintenance, it’s time to consider deck resurfacing. Surface boards can be quickly degraded due to exposure to sun and weather, and leaving this unattended can lead to more expensive repairs down the road.

Sometimes, due to age, your deck’s railings or stairs fall into disrepair and become unsafe. Responsible deck ownership includes regular inspections and repairs to keep it safe and extend its life. Replacing the railings or steps is not only necessary for maintaining a safe outdoor living space, but also can lengthen the life of your deck with upgraded materials.

When considering resurfacing options, you may want to upgrade the material of your deck. With modern composite materials available in many colors and textures, you can improve the look of your deck and add benefits such as cool deck technology, which makes walking barefoot more comfortable.

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Materials for Resurfacing Decks

Advance Inc. offers a variety of products that have been carefully selected to ensure quality decking options. These decking materials are backed by a warranty and will last for years to come. Some of the options are composite, vinyl, and capped wood composite decking.

Composite decking is also known as wood plastic composite decking. It is produced by combining wood fiber and plastic. Composite decking is often at least partially recycled, comes in a variety of realistic looking wood grains, and needs minimal maintenance. Composite decking also won’t rot and is impervious to insects.

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Capped core composite decking is a product that is similar to composite decking. Its core is produced from combining recycled plastic and wood products, but it is surrounded or “capped” by a PVC coating to improve its protection from weather and wear.

Vinyl decking also comes in a wide range of finishes and colors and typically comes at a lower price point. Because of these benefits, vinyl decking is a great resurfacing option for larger projects that need to be done on a budget. In addition, vinyl offers some of the same resistance to weather and wear as other durable materials, making it a good choice for many homes.

Trust Advance Inc. for Deck Resurfacing

Don’t wait a second longer to bring a second life to your deck. Deck resurfacing will ensure your outdoor living space is primed for many more exciting and relaxing summers to come.

Here at Advance Inc., we have decades of experience in helping homeowners upgrade and beautify their homes. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation to help you decide what is best for your deck and home.

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