Rita E
Rita E
  • Hometalker
  • Marietta, GA
Asked on Dec 2, 2011

We have been living in our home for approximately 20 years, and this year the deck fell apart.

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It was the original with the house, which we have done regular maintenance on by keeping it clean and restrained. Well the time has come to tear down the old deck and build a new one in its place. We don't know if we want the same type of one or something different. We're not even sure which is the best time of year to replace it or how to go about finding someone that is qualified to do deck work. I was hoping someone out there would be able to guide us.
3 answers
  • There are several great contractors here on Home Talk. Do a contractor search on top of page to get a listing of several of them. Have you looked into any deck design software? There are tons of these design programs that are pretty cheep. This provides you with all sorts of ideas that you can look at before you decide on how you want it to look. As far as time of year to do this. As long as the ground is not frozen because of need to put footings in perhaps. This type of project can be done year round.

  • 3po3
    on Dec 3, 2011

    Here's some information about decking materials that might help: http://www.networx.com/article/ideas-for-alternative-deck-materials

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Dec 3, 2011

    When is does come time to build...you should consider Ipe or one of the other hardwoods like Brazilian Redwood. I have built a good number of decks with these dense, rot and a bug resistant materials. My own deck in will be 15 next year and still looks brand new. http://www.hometalk.com/activity/28313 http://www.hometalk.com/Kevin/project/2602 They are a renewable resource and not made for oil like most of the cheesy looking "plastic" decks.

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