Sometimes a bit of destruction is required to create a stunning cedar decking area. That was certainly the case with today’s spotlight project, a cedar deck resurfacing project we recently completed in Oregon City. If your deck is looking dull, drab and just plain worn out, this renovation project may interest you.
One unique aspect of this renovation was that we were able to incorporate the existing multi-story frame, which was perfectly sturdy enough to sustain years of use. Engineer types will appreciate that the structural support for elevated decks like this one get better airflow than ground-level decks, thus minimizing the tendency for dry rot and allowing contractors like us to reuse the still viable frame. However, to give the tired-looking 480-square-foot deck a “facelift,” we tore off and replaced the cedar decking surface as well as the handrails. This approach saved the customer several thousands of dollars while still delivering the appearance of a brand-new deck.
Our approach allowed the customer to afford an upgrade for the deck’s handrails, which had been composed of simple wood slats. Our new handrail design pairs sturdy cedar supports and railings with stylish round metal crossbars. Not only will does this design protect users and meet building codes, but it also maximizes the homeowners’ beautiful view. We love finding small details like this that put the perfect touch on an outdoor living area.
To wrap up this Oregon City cedar deck makeover, we added 60 square feet of cedar steps, 16 feet of Grip Rail handrail and four gallons of natural deck stain with UV protection. Our crew took care of everything on this project, including recycling the old decking and acquiring the necessary permits.
If your deck could use a bit of new life, we can revive it as we did this deck in Oregon City. Call us today to learn about our deck refinishing options.