The old deck was unsafe and had seen its day. To be honest, I am surprised that this deck had not fallen. The method used to connect this deck to the house is unsafe. Some bolts had a better connection than others, but overall it is not good. This de The old deck was unsafe and had seen its day. To be honest, I am surprised that this deck had not fallen. The method used to connect this deck to the house was unsafe. Some bolts had a better connection than others, but overall it just was not good. This new deck features metal rail balusters to open the view. More importantly the owners can now have a party on their new deck, with lots of people, without worrying about the deck.