It was shortly before the end of 2020 when we started to take Warren’s old worn deck apart. The family had out grown the deck and wanted to makes some changes. The combination of long lasting plastic composite deck boards on the roof and beautiful looking cedar deck tiles below give the best of both worlds.
The deck below was starting to fall apart and was quite the eye sore. The railings on the stairs didn’t match the deck and the whole thing didn’t serve its purpose as well as it could’ve. We torn down the entire deck and started from scratch.
Once the deck was planned out and designed to be the best suit for the family, it was only a few short days and the memory of the old deck was long gone. Instead, a much larger and comfortable looking deck stood in place. We used Cedar Deck Tiles on the floor and painted white cedar railing systems surrounds the deck area.
The stairs leading to the back deck are plastic decking boards, made to last forever and look sturdy and blend well with the cedar deck.
Once the lower deck was finished, it was time to start on the upper. Since there was no deck already up there and only roofing membrane, the job started off easy. First up was leveling the roof with sleepers, and securing the frame together.
With the upper deck framed and level, next step was to secure the plastic deck boards to the frame. Using special clips that give an equal space between every board, shooting in the deck boards is a breeze.
Once the composite decking boards were attached, the fascia was given an upgrade and a coat of paint to match the railings. Cedar railings are installed on the roof deck with the same railing style as the deck below. Matching accent colours is a great way to connect everything together.
The final product looks great and Warren could not have been happier with the outcome. Seeing how happy his young children were with the new play area is really makes it worth it. Happy to set this family up for a new deck experience in 2021.