Makeover Monday: Composite Deck in Odenton, Maryland

Homeowners in Odenton, Maryland reached out to Fence & Deck Connection with the vision of an outdoor living space made simple. While their current deck’s framing was in good condition, the wood decking and railing was starting to show its age. In particular, the decking boards were starting to warp and splinter, making the surface not very barefoot friendly. Homeowners were looking to replace it with low-maintenance decking which will not need to be sanded, stained, or painted ever again!

Project Consultant Jeff Gottleib worked with our Anne Arundel clients to design an exact replica of their wood deck using beautiful, more maintenance-friendly TimberTech composite materials.


We first demoed and hauled away the existing deck boards, railing, and steps, leaving the existing framing with an additional joist. We then were able to install TimberTech Reserve decking using hidden fasteners in the Dark Roast color. Like the previous deck layout, we installed a double seam board that runs down the center of the deck. 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 boards in the TimberTech collection, 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. 

We also installed white vinyl Washington-style railings with black round aluminum balusters. Two sets of 4′ wide steps were installed on either side of the deck, and the fascia of the deck and sides of steps were trimmed with white PVC. To keep critters and pests from entering the space under the deck, we enclosed the bottom of the deck with white lattice — a clean, traditional look.


Are you interested in replacing your wood deck with composite material? As we enter the fall and winter seasons, down, customers can expect quicker turnaround times for new decks! Fill out our short contact form to book an appointment for a free onsite estimate, and maybe your deck will be featured on one of our upcoming blogs.