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Deck removal isn’t necessarily difficult. But, it is very time-consuming and will take a few people to get it done. This is even more true if you plan to replace it with a new deck to continue to enjoy your outdoor living space. What’s also a significant challenge is composite deck disposal and there are a few reasons why this is so. Read on to learn about composite deck removal, disposal, and replacement in this handy overview.

Proper Deck Disposal

Now, you might think you’ll just rent a dumpster. Simple enough and problem solved. But, it’s what you don’t know you don’t know. In other words, renting a dumpster isn’t a straightforward solution to the remodeling waste. Because you are the one who must fill it up, meaning you have to do all the work. Also, you can’t throw anything in the container. Dumpster rental companies prohibit certain items.

Any wood used around the exterior of your home will deteriorate over time. It may become necessary to remove and replace lumber especially if it has ground contact. An exterior deck is a good example of this. The decking boards and the post can crack and split over time making the deck a safety hazard the needs to be taken care of. The do it yourself handyman can tear down and dismantle a deck with the help of a few friends. --HomeSteady.com

Then, there’s the matter of ordering the right size. Too small, and you’ll have to rent it all over again. Too large and it’s money wasted on wasted space. Whereas by hiring a junk removal company, all the work is done for you. And, you receive an upfront quote. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the required recycling and disposal procedures.

Bowie Deck Removal Guide

As for deck removal, this depends on how it’s installed. Fortunately, the installation and disassembly process is generally the same. Here’s how to go about an outdoor deck removal for disposal and/or replacement:

  • Clear the deck. It all begins with a blank slate. (Also, you need an empty space to work freely and without safety hazards.) Clear the deck of any furniture, cooking equipment, decor, and everything else. Leave nothing on it so you can work without stopping.
  • Unfasten the rails. The handrails along the outer portion of the deck must go first. (You’ll basically take it down in reverse order of how it was built.) Use a drill-driver and/or pry bar or claw hammer to remove the rails.
  • Pull up the boards. Next, you’ll remove the damaged boards or all the boards, one by one. Usually, these are fastened to the support frame by screws, so you’ll just need a drill-driver to remove them. Be sure to put them into a can or bag.
  • Pull the steps apart and cut the frame up. If so equipped, you’ll need to take apart the steps. Then, remove the support posts.

For help with deck disposal or remodeling debris disposal, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.

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