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The difference between annual deck maintenance and deck replacement can be a tough call. Here are some pointers on how to start answering that question this season.

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As the spring season progresses and weather becomes more fair (ideally!), the thought of times outdoors in our living spaces out in the fresh air is often top of mind. That’s one of the most important things about having an outdoor space; making the most of good weather. A lot of the time this means time on the deck.

But, as with every area of the home, the health and maintenance of our spaces has a direct impact on how well we’re able to enjoy our time there. The deck is no exception. After all, in some regions it’s spent a winter buried under snow. So, some annual deck maintenance is often in order. But, how do we know it’s time to retire the deck entirely?

Here is an infographic based on a piece we published earlier that should help answer the question.

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Your outdoor living space

What’s your deck like? What’s it made from, how old is it, and what are some of the challenges you’ve encountered with it?

What did the last inspection reveal, either done on your own or one you paid a professional to perform?

Have you ever had to completely replace a deck? What were some of the steps involved for you?

Tell us all about it in the comments section of this post.

Cheers,

Rob.

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Rob Jones

Rob served as Editor-In-Chief of BuildDirect Blog: Life At Home from 2007-2016. He is a writer, Dad, content strategist, and music fan.