It is easy for all of us to think of our decks as an ongoing cost, maybe even a money pit. It seems like every few years there is a cost to maintain the deck then there is the hassle of doing the work too.
Unless your creative and are willing to explore different ideas like this home owner did. They fixed their deck and made a profit doing it.
In the market for a new home, they find a house that has everything they were looking for. It was only missing the home theater room but the house is in great shape with the exception of the wood deck on the back of the house. During the closing period waiting for the big move in they begin to explore the deck repair and what the cost will be. During the process they share their wild idea with a local contractor (Steve Nordfors) and he too begins the search for solutions. The contractor comes across Duradek and gets in touch with us, explaining the need for a true walkable waterproof roofing product. We talk for a while and he is given a local installer that specializes in residential decks MBL Construction. Steve has worked with Shane of MBL before so they get to work quickly.
The home owner is thrilled to hear there is actually a solution that will allow them to fix the deck with no ongoing cost and lasts for decades while serving as a roof over their new home theater room!
So what really happened here?
They repaired an old water damaged wood deck
And turned the deck into the roof of a room addition
And framed in the slab patio under the deck
And made a home theater room
Adding significant value to the home
Sure they spent some money to make these improvements. The significant difference is they also added real value to the home. The market for their neighborhood is $80 SF for interior space, they added 384 SF or $30,720 to the value of their new home.
That was a dream come true.