Deck replacement. Ugh. It’s a huge job, no question about it. However, it is something you can do. That is, if you have some carpentry skills and the right tools. (Plus, a few sets of helping hands.) With a bit of good advice, a couple of free weekends, and some can-do attitude, it’s worthwhile. So, read on to learn more about deck replacement. And, what you need to know.
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 that 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
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.
Deck Replacement in Westchase
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 start the deck replacement process:
- Remove the rails. To begin the actual dismantling process, you’ll need to start with the rails first. Take the rails off the deck and put them out of the way.
- Pull off the deck boards. Next, you’ll move on and pull up the individual wood planks. Remove these, starting from the outside of the deck and working your way toward the house.
- Cut the deck away from the house. Use a reciprocating saw to cut the deck frame or a ratchet to remove the bolts securing the frame to the outside of the house.
- 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.