Repair or Replace: Is It Time for a New Deck?
If your decking has cracks, looks dirty, or suffers from mildew, it’s time to decide whether to refinish or replace it entirely.
Signs of an unsafe deck may not be obvious so safety checks are critical when deciding to repair or replace. Also, if your deck was built before 2004, it’s probably made of lumber treated with chromated copper arsenate. Regular refinishing helps to seal in the toxic arsenic that CCA decking contains. But if the finish is flaking or worn off in spots, we suggest hiring a pro who’s equipped to safely remove the old finish, dust, and debris and then refinish it.