decking over existing composite stairs

You also have the choice of going with composite decking materials which look like wood but are made of much more weather resistant materials. These will cost you even more than cedar but will last way longer. Their down side, though, is that they really don't feel like wood (in my opinion). You don't get the same feeling 

Replace it with composite decking & enjoy long lasting, low maintenance beauty for decades to come. If the boards on your existing deck are looking a bit worn and the foundation and deck framing system are sound you can simply replace the walking Here are the steps you need to take to reface your deck.

But my company still brings an existing deck or porch up to code, by adding joist hangers, flashing, ledger connections, and upgraded railings. It's not just Wood on porches can be over 100 years old, and nine out of ten decks my company has worked on weren't flashed to the house (Figure 2). Both of 

This guide will provide you with the basic instructions for installing a capped composite deck over an existing concrete patio. For starters, any Mark the sleeper locations on the patio before you start drilling (remember to note the extra sleepers if you're adding stairs or railings to the deck area). Pre drill 

How To Build a Deck Over An Ugly Cement Stoop We chose a composite decking surround as we liked the low maintenance factor and wood look. Read on . You can either choose to paint treated lumber to match an existing element on your home, or continue with the composite decking for the riser.

I also had some difficulty positioning the tops of a few joists flush with the existing deck boards, and I needed to make sure the replacement boards would be going down on framing that's all in the same plane. My solution was to use a T Jak, which is a type of cabinet jack (or drywall tool … or decking tool,