Does your deck have significant and noticeable damage? Loose Railings? Wood Rot? Unsecure or bowing boards? If so it may be time to think about replacing your deck. Age will always remain a factor in the need for a deck replacement. When considering a new deck or replacing one, there are several factors to consider:
Depending on your lifestyle and taste, you may want materials that are low maintenance such as composite or the natural beauty of true wood.
Have an idea of what you are willing to spend. This will help make better decisions to determine the size of your deck and materials you choose.
Make sure your contractor is licensed that specializes in exterior improvements?
Discuss with your contractor how to extend the life of your deck. The better you upkeep your deck the longer it will last.