Decks don’t last forever no matter how well they are built and maintained. Over time, the sun and moisture will damage exposed wood. However, most of the time, the structural parts (which are the most expensive) will stay in tact and the deck doesn’t have to be torn down. We check the deck frame to see whether the deck footings, posts and joists are structurally sound. If so, you have the choice of restoring it with new pressure-treated wood or low-maintenance decking, rails and stairs (composite or vinyl), and save a lot of money over the cost of a new deck.