We had a restoration to our existing patio. The superstructure consisting of all-wood lattice, crossbeams and tall pillars was showing signs of rot. The bases of the pillars had become the home of ants many crossbeams had been visited by woodpeckers and were in bad shape. We were eager to have as much material as possible reused, and the company, though doubtful, took the structure apart, piece by piece and saved as much of the original wood as possible. All of this material was repainted and restained where necessary along with the preparation of new wood. There was a creative idea to avoid future rot and ant infestation and though there were small changes made to the pillars to accomodate the preservation, the overall appearance (which we liked) was not changed. Except for rain delays and the necessity to work sometimes on the weekends, our project was completed fairly well within the promised time. We continue to enjoy our "new" outdoor superstructure.