Decks continue to be a huge seller. Whether they are being built for new construction, as a replacement for a wood deck, or to compliment a new pool, it seems like everyone can use a new deck! Composite decks (which some people call Trex deck, which is a brand name not a deck type) are the hottest seller. The are a low to no maintenance options and are available in several different styles and colors. They also come with accessories such as solar lighting, composite gates, built in benches, and unique railing systems. Wood decks are sometimes requested as well and are more cost efficient then a composite deck. However they do require maintenance ever 1 to 2 years, which includes re-staining of the deck. You will also need to wait a certain period of time for the wood to dry out before you can apply the first layer of stain.
Covers are a hot seller right now! It seems like now a days everyone wants a cover included with their patio or deck project. Some chose to have a full cover while others chose to have a partial cover so that they can still enjoy the direct sunlight at times. A cover also allows for the option to have a ceiling fan to circulate the air on a hot day, along with the option for electric and lighting so that you can enjoy your outside space in the evening as well. The covers can be as simple or as fancy as you would like.
Should I build the cover with my deck or can I do them at separate times?
We receive this question quite often. Our recommendation is that you build the cover at the same time as your deck or patio. This allows for a seamless finish. If you notice in some of our pictures the support poles for the covers are on the outside of the deck instead of on it. This is often times due to the fact that the original deck was not built strong enough to accommodate the extra weight. In most cases it is cheaper to build both the deck and cover together then separately, however we do understand that each homeowner has budget constraints and will gladly complete which ever project you chose.