The owner brought in Whitmer Decks to take a look at a 38 year old deck and see what could be done. After a thorough inspection it was decided that the entire deck would need to be removed and replaced. The view to the woods in the rear of the property The owner brought in Whitmer Decks to take a look at a 38 year old deck and see what could be done. After a thorough inspection it was decided that the entire deck would need to be removed and replaced. The view to the woods in the rear of the property is breathtaking, and was very important to the owner’s. This was obvious based on all of the large glass doors and windows on the rear of the house. To get the maximum view it was decided to use glass balusters. One of the first items discussed was what would happen with the Solarium. It was supported by the current deck joists and it needed to be separated and made independent of the deck structure. This was no small feat, and proved to be a little more difficult when we discovered a good deal of damaged wood in the structure. We ended up having to put a beam under the solarium, remove all the glass, rebuild it while supporting the roof and then install the glass again. Another aspect of this deck that is unusual was the large span between support posts. This helped open up the underside and was made possible by the use of manufactured structural beams. The owners were great to work with and in the end everything turned out great.