Deck Builder - Installation & Repairs
We have successfully built, repaired and stained hundreds of decks over the years.
The most common decks that customers are looking for is pressure-treated decks. Pressure-treated decks look great, last up to 20 years and are the most affordable. The downside to them is that you can expect some war-page from the lumber over time. It does not take transparent and some semi-transparent stains as well as cedar, but they still look great once finished.
Cedar decks are requested about 5% of the time. The cost of cedar materials drives the price up about $3-$4 per sq foot over pressure-treated decks. Cedar decks lasts about the same time period as pressure-treated decks. The framing for cedar decks uses pressure-treated lumber, but uses cedar deck boards and cedar railing. Cedar lumber takes wood stains very well.
Composite decks are very durable, are virtually maintenance free and have the appearance of wood. There is a multitude of brands and styles to chose from. The cost is significantly more than pressure -treated decks, but not greatly more than cedar. The framing again is made of pressure treated lumber. The frame for composites has to be much more rigid than wood decks, 12" on center due to the flexibility of the composite deck boards.
Ipe decking is used most often within the commercial space due to the cost and high aesthetic appeal. Uses a pressure treated lumber frame.
There are multiple options for the deck handrail on the market. These options are pressure treated, cedar, composite, wrought iron , glass and cable systems.
When it comes to selecting where and what your deck will look like it helps to select a spot where you feel you will get the most use. Often people put a deck in to cover an unusable location in their yard to hide a bad patch of grass, up against the rear entry of the house overlooking the back yard or and entry from their bedroom. The rear entry of the house is the most common as people enjoy relaxing while grilling or entertaining family and friends.
After selecting the best location, determine the size you would like the deck to be. You can get that measurement by using a tape measure to get the length x the width. Dont forget to measure the skirting. Price can vary on the skirt depending upon what you fill it in with, either deck boards or lattice. Lattice being the less expensive of the two.
Once you have your location marked out, the size of the deck youd like and the materials to be used give us a call and we will be happy to come out and give you a free quote.