Here at Maintenance Free Garden Glasgow, we commonly receive questions like these.
Scratches And Marks
Read our blog post on “How to Repair Scratch Marks on Composite Decking” if you have scratched or damaged your composite deck. It gives advice on how to get rid of marks and restore your deck to its great condition.
Recycling An Old Frame
Saving money and time can be achieved by recycling an old frame for a new deck. However, before you begin your decking job, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
Is the frame a strong one? You must provide an answer to this question first and foremost. If there is no obvious decay or damage, it might be okay to use. Look for any cracks or holes that would allow water or other debris to enter, as there may be damage below the surface that is not visible. If there are, there’s a chance that the frame’s interior is decaying. If so, it might be best to completely replace the frame.
It’s crucial to keep in mind that composite decking is stronger than wooden decks if you are satisfied with your old deck and convinced that it will last. Therefore, make sure your new composite decking can handle the added weight before installing it.
The composite decking will mould itself to the frame in the sun, so keep that in mind as well. This won’t be visible if your frame is completely flat. Any flaws or unevenness, though, will be very obvious if you’re using an old frame.
We don’t want to restrict you from using your current frame for your new composite decking, but it’s important to get the foundation perfect as well if you want your new decking to look its best right away.
Changing The Boards
A damaged deck board can be changed, but it’s important to keep in mind that the replacement board will appear different from the damaged one. Your composite deck has probably been used and exposed to the weather, which has changed the colour of the deck. Even if you replace an old board with one of the same brands, you will be able to recognise the difference. One option is to move the current boards to this spot and install the new board in a less noticeable location, especially if the new board is in a prominent spot.
The manufacturing process and design of wood polymer composite decking have been improved for durability. Nevertheless, we are aware that accidents might occur and that repairs occasionally become necessary. Contact our skilled and experienced team for assistance if you’re unsure of the best way to fix your composite decking.