Summer is the best time for hitting the pool, grilling out, and entertaining outside. What do you do, then, when your deck is showing its age? You renovate!
This East Cobb family’s 30-year-old home had been having some issues inside and out. The two-story deck was rotting and small. The house sits right on a small lake, so it has a beautiful view.
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Previously, the homeowners used Atlanta Curb Appeal for basement and bathroom remodels. Since they were already very pleased with those results, they hired us again for this fabulous deck and porch upgrade.
It took 3 months to complete the magnificent porch project. We removed the old decks, added deep new footings, and put a roof on the top deck. Atlanta Curb Appeal used pressure-treated lumber and cedar. This lumber is treated with a preservative at high pressure to preserve the life of the wood for decades.
A gorgeous cedar was used for inside the porch only for a better look and feel.
The family also chose a new screen technology called “Mesh Guard” for the upper deck. The material and frames are much stronger than traditional screen porch material, so it eliminates the need for railing and pickets. This allows for a more unobstructed view. This new product took a little bit longer to install, but the result is a beautiful, clear view of the backyard and pond behind the house.
Neighbors stopped by often to check out the results and were impressed with the consistently clean worksite.
The homeowners are in love with the result and are enjoying their new outdoor space every day!
Atlanta Curb Appeal pro tip: If you are considering deck remodels, consider the cost of materials before you begin! Also, consider the maintenance required. Each house is different, but Atlanta Curb Appeal recommends you keep an eye on how the wood is aging and fix what is needed. The longer you wait, the bigger and more expensive it is to fix. For PT lumber, Atlanta Curb Appeal recommends homeowners to pressure wash and re-stain every 2-3 years to extend the life of the wood.
Want to read another Deck Makeover story? We called this one a Million Dollar Deck with all the custom upgrades including built in outdoor kitchen.