Vintage Orem Covered Porch Is Transformed Into a Low-Maintenance Outdoor Living Dream Come True

Do you recognize that reddish color paint on the before picture? A popular color for decks in the 70’s and 80’s, this covered deck replacement project in Orem, Utah took us back to the good old days. While vintage is great on cars and clothing, it might not be so great on an aging deck that has become unsightly and unsafe.

New Deck from The Ground Up

The family in Orem called us to replace their aging deck with a new and bigger deck. The existing cozy deck was not only becoming unsafe, but it was not sufficient to meet their everyday outdoor living needs.

While sometimes we can create a newly updated deck with the existing structure, this Orem deck had to be replaced from the ground up. While we were at it, we replaced the old 4×4 posts with new 6×6 posts for better stability and safety. Given the height of the porch roof, we wanted to support the entire structure better.

Orem Deck Replacement

Once the new posts were in, we were able to add a few feet onto the original size of the deck for a more functional outdoor living space. The resulting Orem covered porch now has enough space for a dining table and a grill. Perfect for hosting weekend barbecues.

Orem Deck Stairs Replacement

One of the main issues with the old deck in regards to safety was the staircase. Staircases are a common source of failure when decks begin to age. With the old staircase being rickety, at best, the new TimberTech staircase is a welcome upgrade. By adding a landing half way, we were able to create a more gradual climb for easier and safer access to the yard from the porch.

Low-Maintenance for Longevity

To make sure this new deck withstands the tests of time, we built it with the best in low-maintenance decking products. The deck itself features TimberTech Legacy in Pecan with a Mocha Border. The railings continue the low-maintenance theme with RDI Transform railings. Featuring satin white rails, posts, and post caps with black aluminum balusters, the look is classic with a modern twist. RDI railings resist rot, weather, discoloration and sagging. The vinyl railing is so durable they offer a limited lifetime warranty.

While we love to hold on to the nostalgia of a bygone era, this deck replacement was an easy piece of history to let go of. The new Orem deck will not only help the family make wonderful memories together now, but it will be there to provide them with those precious remember when moments long into the future. If your vintage deck is no longer a safe place to make new memories, call Archadeck of Salt Lake today for your design consultation. 801-683-2355

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