Deck Design and Installation
Do you imagine yourself enjoying the beautiful evenings of summer with your friends, smelling the fresh fallen leaves in the autumn, and cooking a meal on your new custom wood deck? Fantastic, isn’t it? Would you let it remain in your imagination or would you like it to become reality? Surely, you can make it real. But how? Contact Deck Builders College Station!
College Station Deck Builders want to help you create the dream backyard you have always wanted. It is an extra living area to use when entertaining guests or relaxing outside the home. The ideal deck should have an aesthetic style and structure that match the home’s style and structure as well as the owner’s tastes and needs. Materials that are easy to maintain should be used, and they should be constructed to be in use year-round whenever possible. It must be built to the most stringent standards, with zero worries about its reliability for the years of service it provides.
How to Get Started?
Decks are complex, and building one from scratch can be stressful, but we’re here to help. Normally, we meet with our deck designers to understand your needs before proceeding. When you’re telling us about the kind of projects or opportunities you’re interested in, it’s typically important to talk about your expectations, budgetary concerns, or previous experiences that are significant to you. Of course, it is as important to us as it is to you.
Once we’ve obtained a full understanding of your custom deck project’s size and scope and have established which materials and options are required, we will help you through the entire process to ensure that there are no unanticipated complications.
Below is some additional information about decks and other remodeling projects to help you determine what options are available. We offer information regarding our capabilities and processes and research on building products and techniques through email or phone.
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Deck Design Features
A diverse selection of outdoor living features can be included in your outdoor area. These are only a few suggestions.
You can enhance your outdoor living space by choosing from a variety of deck accessories we recommend.
- Add screened walls or windows around a covered deck protects from insects and pests while allowing you to enjoy the outdoors.
- Enhance your fireplace’s functionality by adding a real wood or remote-controlled gas fireplace to help you stay warm on chilly days and evenings.
- Enjoy a patio with a hardscape deck on the best of both worlds by extending your “outdoor room” with an open sun deck.
- Increase the entertainment value of your new place by installing a ceiling fan, LED lighting setup, and even a flatscreen TV.
Full Covered Decks
You can have protection from inclement weather, as well as an added personal touch, by incorporating a pergola or finished roof, which allows you to use the area more often.
In-ground or Above-ground Spa
Excellent addition to your outdoor living space is a hot tub, swim spa, or a full-sized pool.
Built-in Bases and Counters
Perfect for enjoying time with family and friends, benches built into the design save you the extra effort of providing additional seating. Deck-height makes this item effective for decks with limited views of the outside, such as small backyards. It is a great place to set your drink, and it reduces the number of additional tables you would need.
Stacked decks to a patio
We can design a deck with several tiers that lead down to your yard. You’ll be able to design a beautifully appointed patio, which includes many landscaping and hardscaping options. For challenging properties, this is the best approach to combine various spaces that are creatively linked into one unified design.
Pressure-treated Wood Decks
Pressure-treated decking is a low-cost favorite because it is made of fir permeated with anti-rot and insecticide agents. During its early years, the anti-rot treatment formerly used arsenic, but as of 2004 uses less toxic chemicals, such as copper, which presents only a health risk if the copper is heated. Pressure-treated decking can be further colored using stain. Pressure-treated lumber can last for decades, but it requires annual refinishing to maintain its clear coat or stain.
Nothing compares to the natural beauty of real wood. Cedar is a favorite for decking and also is also economical and straightforward to work with, making it an excellent DIY project. To make the most of your hardwood budget, look for dark-colored heartwood—anything else is softwood and will rot in a few years. Consider heartwood common (which has more heartwood than construction common), which is less expensive. This expectation includes periodic refinishing and a lifespan of 15 to 20 years.
Redwood has long been a mainstay of decking due to its affordability and availability only on the West Coast. It is lightweight, strong, and works well with other materials. Only select the best lumber, which has little of the cream-colored sapwood. Sapwood is vulnerable to the elements, so only select lumber that has low sapwood content. The heartwood of darker colors is naturally resistant to decay. Regular maintenance will ensure that redwood lasts for between 15 and 20 years.
One of the new decking materials hitting the market is PVC decking, which promises to be maintenance-free. There is no wood in PVC. Solid PVC includes premium varieties with a cellular core wrapped in an exterior layer and has color options of white, gray, brown, and tan.
Composite decking is a low-maintenance material made of wood fiber combined with recycled polyethylene. Composite materials closely duplicate real wood’s colors and textures. As well as providing design versatility, there are options for bending the planks for decorative in-laid designs.
Often warranties are available with premium varieties. While maintenance is minimal, the wood content is vulnerable to mold formation if it is not thoroughly cleaned with a deck wash every three to four years.
Call today to have College Station Deck Builders install your new deck and transform your backyard into a more lively place.