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When Your Backyard Deck Can No Longer Hold Up

Posted by Junk King on Oct 8, 2021 5:00:00 AM



No matter where you live in North America, having a beautiful deck behind your home is often a desired amenity. However, maintaining a deck can be a chore.

And you may have had your deck for a number of years now, so the maintenance becomes more expensive and labor intensive every year. 

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When You Are Finally All "Decked" Out

Almost everyone would agree that having a nice deck in the backyard can be a great addition for most any home. Even if you have a somewhat "suburban" view in your backyard, sitting above the yard, perched on a deck, makes the whole experience feel a bit more grand a little richer.

But decks need work to stay in good condition and to keep looking nice.  And they aren't forever.

While it is true that, with advent of composite deck building materials, many residential and even commercial deck structures are expected to last far longer than the traditional redwood, cedar, or treated pine or fir decking will. 

In fact, according to one timber source, the lifespans of decking material stack up this way:

Traditional wood deck: Typically 10 to 15 years. Capped composite: Industry experts agree these boards can last 25 to 30+ years. Capped polymer (the best of the best): Because of its superior material composition, capped polymer boards can last much longer, potentially 50 years or more.

And these lifespans assume constant cleaning and any needed sealing and coating. The truth is many decks go years and years without the proper cleaning and care required to last a decade or more.

So, while wood decks, which have been around forever, routinely come to the end of their safe and useful lives every year, we are now at the beginning of the end of composite deck lifespans.

For example, one of the best known composite deck materials, Trex®, was first being marketed 25 years ago. Which means there are some Trex® decks that either have already or will soon begin to fail. 

All of which simply means that when your deck give out - whether it's made of wood or some form of composite material - it's time to build a new (and maybe bigger) one!

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So, Whatcha You Gonna Do With All that Wood?

There are few things more visually distressing and unsightly than an otherwise welcoming and pleasant outdoor space than a jumbled stack of rotting and decaying deck timbers and lumber.

But without a suitable vehicle like a pickup truck it's difficult to impossible to transport all those ugly, rotting boards. And you can't just stick them into your residential recycling bin - the crews on the waste management trucks won't take them. 

You might try to cut them all up into small pieces to dump into your trash bins, but that would take a ridiculous amount of time and work, and probably fill your bins multiple times. In other words, it would take weeks, if not months, to get rid of your waste debris and material that way. 

And that's assuming the waste management company will empty your bins with all that in them.

The problem is that, before you can replace your old deck with newer and better one you have to tear the old one down and, hopefully, dispose of all the old lumber (or other decking materials.)

Which is why Junk King Specializes in wood debris removal.


When It's Time to Clear the Decks

Bad deck puns aside, it's a great thing to know that you have far better options for getting rid of all the old lumber, pilings, nails, screws, brackets, and other sundry debris and waste. Tearing down and dismantling an old deck is hard enough - wood debris removal shouldn't be added to your DIY chores.

The good news is that a simple call to Junk King means that your decking debris dilemma can be easily resolved. 

In fact, working with old decking materials can actually be quite hazardous. There is always the real possibility of cuts, scrapes, and gashes from jagged edges on old metal brackets and from the variety of old screws or nails protruding everywhere.  

In addition, as we mentioned already, having a truck is pretty necessary for the job and, if you do have one, just hauling and loading all that material can be dangerous. 

The bottom line is simply this: why bother?

Junk King is expert at all types of remodeling, renovation, and construction debris removal. And not only will we remove all your decking and other wood debris quickly and safely, we will be sure to reuse or recycle as much of it as possible. 

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Junk King: The Best Bulk Debris Removal Service Near You

We know you can probably find some guy with a truck to do the job for you. But choosing that option can cost you more than you hoped to save if the job doesn't go well. Not to mention that you don't really know where your junk and debris will end up.

Calling Junk King, however, means you get efficient, safe, affordable, and eco-friendly junk removal and hauling service - so you don’t need to worry about how to dispose of your old deck materials or other extra-large trash items.

And, if you need junk removal services several times during a demolition or clean-up project - or just once - highly trained junk removal professionals will  make sure that all your junk and debris is out of your way.

So you can get on with enjoying your new deck or patio!

We can be at your house or property in mere minutes, so call us today! Our team is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of all your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.

And one of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service.  If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).


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Topics: hauling debris, demolition, deconstruction, wood debris removal, old deck removal

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