Screen Room Addition for Deck in St. Louis, by Archadeck

Screen Room Addition Below Existing Deck, St. Louis, Mo by Archadeck

If your home’s deck is newer, structurally sound and code compliant, but you’d still like a style-savvy makeover while being a cost-conscious consumer, a re-deck or minor remodeling may be a perfect solution.

New and creative design ideas are always coming down the pipeline and a reputable contractor may be able to provide that perfect ‘deck facelift’ you’re craving.

If however, your deck was built many years ago when wooden decks originated and first gained popularity, it is undoubtedly showing aesthetic and structural wear and tear.

If your original deck falls into this age category, it’s also unlikely to meet current building code standards.  With any structure of this age, no matter how well it has been maintained, repair may impossible or simply not plausible.

Replacement may be necessary.

Re-deck and Railing Upgrade by Archadeck

Deck and Rail Upgrade by Archadeck

Nonetheless, if your existing deck does meet safety and building code requirements, remodeling could suffice.

A railing upgrade or floor board upgrade may ‘do the trick’, especially when switching from traditional woods to newer generation, low maintenance composite, capped composite or vinyl materials.

And when it comes to sensible deck design ideas, it’s imperative to choose the right construction materials to best suit your individual lifestyle and budget.

Wood Re-deck, Project by Archadeck

Wood Re-deck, Project by Archadeck

The ‘look’ of a wooden deck still remains a very popular product among St. Louis customers and is available in different price points depending on the type of wood chosen — pressure treated lumber, natural cedar, redwood, or premium tropical hardwoods.

Yet, an equal number of customers focus on low maintenance products and subsequently prefer decking and railing materials made of composite, capped composite, vinyl, PVC.

Synthetic Redeck Project by Archadeck

Synthetic Redeck Project by Archadeck

So if you’re a St. Louis homeowners and ready to ‘take the plunge’ and embark on your first deck renovation or renewal project, consider hiring Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County as your contractor.

Archadeck will help you understand today’s deck design options, material selection, safety codes, building requirements and more.

Best of all, we’ll handle the process for you and make the job of remodeling or replacing your deck, a snap so you can relax.

For more information, call 636.227.0800 or visit our website,

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Sources:  Archadeck Outdoor Living, Beautiful Backyard Blog, This Old House, Remodeling Magazine