to replace a bad deck board you will need rustproof deck screws, a power screwdriver, a power drill and a pilot drill bit. if your deck boards are screwed down, simply unscrew the damaged board, cut a replacement to the same length, and screw it down with rustproof deck screws.
repairing a small area of your deck can save you time & money. if a cosmetic issue, remove the plank, flip and refasten. if repairing a damaged joist, support the deck on one side of the deck or it could crash, and match the wood replacement with similar type pressure-treated lumber.
whether you have one bad deck board to replace or many, the process is the same. we'll show you how on an old, weathered deck, because you can save hundreds of dollars in lumber by splicing in boards instead of replacing the entire decking.
composite decks can fade and stain over time, as well. in many cases, the life of a deck frame will outlast the life of the decking because the floor is exposed to the direct effects of the sun and weather. before you begin replacing your decking, you must inspect the existing frame. old decks may not have been built to code or may be damaged.
i just had my deck boards replaced on a 12x16 deck with 4ft wide pair of steps. cost ended up being $1140. my late husband built the deck in 2003 using 1x6 pressure treated deck boards with screws. i had to replace a few boards over the years. finally had more bad boards so decided to replace all.
align the first deck board perpendicular to the floor joists and overhanging the outside edge of the deck. screw the board in place using 3” long, rust resistant deck screws. ... one comment on “how to remove and replace wood decking” ...
a wood porch floor can rot and deteriorate over time due to exposure to the elements. when replacing a porch floor, be sure to use pressure treated pine or other rot resistant wood for both the joists and flooring.
the deck floor was no longer in the same plane, nails were popping like a pan of orville redenbacher, and the cap rail had bowed into the shape of a miniature ski slope. it was time to get out with the old deck boards and in with the new—the “new” being low-maintenance composite decking.
"i'm sometimes asked to replace pressure-treated decks that are less than eight years old." he adds, "most of these decks are victims of neglect. with regular maintenance, a deck will easily last for twice as long." the good news is that most decks, like this one, can be rejuvenated for a lot less than the cost of replacement.
resurface your current deck resurfacing your deck with ? is easy to do, and the results are easy to love. 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 surfaces and deck railings with decking and railing.