Linda Roscioli
Linda Roscioli
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  • Collegeville, PA
Asked on May 1, 2017

Should we replace our Cedar deck?

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Our cedar deck is over 20 years old. Should we replace or just clean and stain every year?
4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 1, 2017

    Besides it needing a cleaning ,is the deck structurally safe?
  • Bontaijoe
    on May 2, 2017

    Is it just the floor part you are talking about? One way to freshen up a wood deck floor with minimal cost (new fasteners required) is to remove each floor board and flip it over to the side that was not exposed to the weather.
  • Lee fox
    on May 2, 2017

    If it's still sturdy just power wash and restrain/seal yearly. Otherwise you're looking at $7000 plus for composite decking .
  • Eroque022810
    on May 2, 2017

    I agree if it's sound and safe and hasn't settled away from home where it may be attached why spend, the money on a new one. You can hire someone to maintain it yearly. On the other hand if you have grown tired of dealing with this yearly procedure then go ahead and have a carefree deck installed. It depends on how high your deck is as well. Is this a high deck a walkout underneath or closer to the ground because you may wish to go with pavers.
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