Canyon Lake homeowners revamp old deck

Canyon Lake homeowners revamp old deck

When Angie’s List members Raymond and Mary Kresha purchased their home in Canyon Lake, Texas, they knew the 20-year-old deck was in poor shape. “I had tried to use (a hardware store’s) restore coating,” Raymond writes in his Pages of Happiness-nominated review. “But it just wasn’t making it.”

Six months after purchasing the home, Kresha began looking for a company to revamp the 650-square-foot deck. He found highly rated Decksteriors in Canyon Lake on Angie’s List and hired them to do the job right. “Decksteriors removed the old decking and replaced it with a composite. It was referred to as a ‘re-skin,’” he says. “They also rebuilt a set of stairs that were woefully inadequate because they were too narrow and flimsy.”

Kresha says the $9,600 job was difficult because the screws were so old that the heads stripped out whenever workers tried to remove them. The workers sawed lines between the joists, then pried off the old deck boards.

Although the deck boards needed to be replaced, the framing needed only a few improvements, Kresha says. “Since the substructure was in reasonably good shape, they were able to lay in the new composite boards after laying down some new wood where the joints come together,” he says.

According to Kresha, the original framing was not completely square, so Decksteriors made some trim pieces to fit against the house to hide the imperfection.

Kresha says he couldn’t be happier with the results. “The work crew was experienced and professional, did a great job,” he says. “Now we can enjoy the new surface for a long time.”

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