how to restore a weathered deck - Econodek

How To Restore A Weathered Deck | Econodek™

How To Restore A Weathered Deck

When your existing wood deck becomes weathered it’s time to look at options to spruce up your existing surface. Providing the structure is sound Econodek Waterproof Vinyl Decking will show you how to restore a weathered deck. There are many short-term solutions like sanding, staining, or painting your surface but you will eventually end up in the same place. Econodek is a long term walkable and waterproofing solution that will last a very long time.

Do It Yourself With Econodek

Econodek is sold as a DIY deck kit to both homeowners and contractors alike. When rejuvenating your outdoor space it will be a lot cheaper than replacing your deck and you will save money by taking on the job yourself. We will show you how to restore a weathered deck with our step by step videos and our customer support team that is always ready to help. If you have any questions about your Econodek waterproof vinyl decking install just let us know.

Inspect Your Deck

This is the first step and a very important one when looking into doing any type of deck renovation. You should inspect the entire deck paying close attention to posts or joists that are level with the ground. You are ensuring the structural integrity of your deck and checking for rot. Use an awl or screwdriver and probe around the posts that either sit on concrete blocks or that touch the ground. If the wood seems soft it needs to be addressed. If there are just small areas of soft or rotten wood you can remove it and treat the area with a wood preservative. Anything bigger than your thumbnail may need to be completely replaced.

Install A Plywood Surface

The recommended substrate for installing Econodek vinyl decking is standard plywood, 3/4″, Tongue and Groove. Depending on the height of your deck boards and how much room you have under your door sill you may be able to skim or sheet your deck with 5/8″ plywood, T & G. If your deck boards are in good shape and you have space this is a great option. If not the deck boards will have to be removed and 3/4″ plywood will need to be installed on the joists.

Install Econodek

Now it’s time to stop wondering how to restore a weathered deck and start installing Econodek. The whole process from start to completion can be done in a day or two depending on the size of your outdoor space. With our step by step installation videos, our detailed installation information, and our toll free customer support, our Econodek team is always here to help you along the way. Stop maintaining you deck and start enjoying it today with Econodek Waterproof Vinyl Decking!

Econodek Samples

If you are interested in learning more about Econodek contact us to receive a free sample pack of our colors. Simply email info@econodek.com with your name and mailing address and we will send you samples and brochures at no charge. We want you to see our products in person and choose the color that bests suits your home’s exterior from actual samples.