Q: Can you build a TimberTech deck over a wood deck?

TimberTech decks cannot be installed directly on existing wood planks, but we do have other options for you, Steve.

If your deck is in desperate need of a makeover, but you don’t want to start from scratch – you can replank your deck with TimberTech composite or PVC decking. Replanking is when you remove the old deck surface planks, and install TimberTech over the substructure. First, there are a few key factors you need to look into. Make sure that the substructure is code-compliant and can hold the extra weight of a TimberTech composite or PVC deck. You will also want to verify that water is draining correctly. We recommend talking with a contractor before beginning a replanking project.

Check out our video for a how-to on replanking your deck. Before starting any project, read through our decking installation and maintenance guide.