Makeover Monday: TimberTech Dark Roast Deck in Howard County, MD

Pressure treated wood decks were once the staple of an elevated backyard space. Not only are they economical, but they can last up to 15 years or so with the proper maintenance. While that sounds like a solid option, the key is keeping up with that maintenance. Unlike composite decking, pressure treated wood can mold, rot, and warp, and must be cleaned and power-washed regularly. Plus, if you want a stained look, stains and a sealant must be reapplied as the sun bleaches the wood over time.

Homeowners in Columbia, Maryland reached out to Fence & Deck Connection looking to upgrade their old wood decking to composite material that will last decades with far less required maintenance. Project Consultant Kevin Bullion helped design a beautiful, modern space that has the appearance of wood without all the upkeep!


We first removed and hauled away the existing deck and steps, and installed a larger deck (15′ x 20′) that supports 300 sq. ft. of TimberTech Reserve Dark Roast decking, including a Dark Roast feature board. With a duo-tone matte finish, Dark Roast boards provide a beautiful blend of natural, traditional beauty with an elegant modern twist. Unlike other deck board in the TimberTech collection, EasyClean Reserve Dark Roast composite decking has been produced with an antique brushed finish bringing out a deeper, more visible grain — ideal for homeowners searching for a deck board that offers an organic appearance. 

White vinyl Lincoln-style railing safely and round black aluminum balusters enclose the new space, topped with a matching Dark Roast drink rail. White vinyl textured fascia wraps the deck for a pristine finish, and white privacy lattice skirts the under deck with one 4′ wide access gate. 5 new steps lead down to the backyard to complete this beautiful new backyard deck in Howard County, Maryland!