Tomay-to or Tomah-to, any way you slice it, redecking your Columbus deck might be a fabulous choice!


Whether you call it redecking, refurbishing, renovating, or rejuvenating, pulling up the older or damaged parts of your deck and replacing those portions with new materials can mean big savings and a fabulous new deck for your Columbus home. Projects like this are also a terrific opportunity to make a few upgrades or stylistic changes while you are at it.

These Columbus homeowners had a deck that needed a face lift. The deck had aged quite a bit. When we first visited their Dublin home, we evaluated the flooring, railing and stairs of their existing deck. These are the parts of the deck that can possibly be replaced in a redecking. They are also usually the first victims of weather damage. During a renovation we will pull up splintering boards, replace any soft wood and address uneven areas underfoot. Then we looked at the framing to see if the underlying structure of the deck was still solid.

Take a look at this bump-out area that can be used for a grill or other uses
Take a look at this bump-out area that can be used for a grill or other uses

Our inspection showed that redecking was going to be a great option and solution for this Dublin deck. The customer decided to use composite decking and rails this time around to give the deck a longer lifespan and decrease the required maintenance. We replaced the sun-damaged pressure-treated wood boards with TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions from their Tropical Collection.

When we spoke with the homeowner, she told us that she felt like the layout of her deck was a little awkward and that she didn’t use it as much as she would like. We noticed that the grill was set on the ground next to the deck and there wasn’t any lighting installed, other than the single fixture attached to the house, just outside the door: problems easily fixed during redecking.

This TimberTech built in wrap bench provides more than visual interest
This TimberTech built in wrap bench provides more than visual interest

The rejuvenated deck is much more guest-friendly.  Our client’s friends and family now relax on built-in benches all along one side and the grillmaster doesn’t have to feel like he has been put into solitary confinement. There is a grill bumpout up on the deck itself and additional lighting for all thanks to LED lamps on selected rails. Even little details, like black aluminum pickets set into the white Radiance Rails, make the deck feel more like part of the yard.  It’s much easier for everyone to see through those slim, dark pickets to see the lovely landscaping beyond and they pick up the dark striations in the flooring beautifully.

This project has been like getting a whole new deck, but at a more economical price.  All the parts that the client sees were customized to her taste.  Now it is truly her deck, not the builder’s.  The stairs were relocated according to how she uses the space and she’s out there so much more now that it is well lit all the way around.  It’s going to be a beautiful fall season in this Dublin yard!

Michael Reeder, Archadeck of Columbus
Michael Reeder, Archadeck of Columbus

If you’re thinking about adding a new or updated outdoor living space to your Columbus backyard, give us a call to see how we can make creating your dream backyard an enjoyable experience, start to finish. The consultation is completely free. Call (740) 879 – 3730 or email us at We look forward to your call.

Author: archadeckofcolumbus

I began my association with Archadeck in 2001 when I was working for a subcontractor that Archadeck of Columbus was employing for patio installations. I had been working in the Landscape/Hardscape industry for quite a few years at the time and immediately noticed a difference in how Archadeck operated in comparison with other deck companies that we worked with. Over the years of working with Archadeck on numerous projects, large and small, I came to realize the importance of what they were selling; beautiful designs, top-notch craftsmanship and a world class customer experience. This is what drove me to start working for Archadeck in January of 2011 and eventually buying the company in 2016. My wife, Amber, and my son, Logan, could not be happier to be a part of such a wonderful organization. We look forward to the future as we build the outdoor living environments our customers dream of with the “world class” service they deserve!

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