Chances are when you were a kid, you had a wood deck. It may have opened from the kitchen, dining room, or family room, but it was probably a plain (Jane) rectangle with a couple deck chairs and the barbecue. Your dad held forth on Memorial Day, Father's Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day weekend as he cooked hot dogs and burgers. When finished, everything got put on a platter and hauled back into the house where you gathered around the dining room table. A lot has changed in the last 25 years.
Decks, once exclusively built of pine, fir, or redwood and occasionally upholstered in Astroturf, are now being built in multiple levels, of a variety of engineered materials in addition to wood. In fact, some of the new materials are a composite of wood and recycled plastics. They are highly durable, look like painted wood, and provide low maintenance for years because they aren't susceptible to problems common to wood such as termites, dry rot, or splitting. That old deck of yesteryear is transformed now into the new outdoor family room, entertainment space, or full-blown kitchen.
Custom Decks are being added as outdoor extensions of master suites, replete with sauna and shower. With arbors, pergolas and railings, exterior space is redefined for a wide variety of life's little pleasures. If you're thinking about building a new deck, spend some time looking at magazines and books to get a good idea of what type of deck will enhance your outdoor spaces. Take photos in your area of custom deck ideas that inspire you; don't limit your ideas to just decks either. Don't forget to plan for value too. Depending where you live and the housing market, deck additions can add to the overall value of your home; you could recoup as much as 40-50% of your investment when you sell. The style you choose should compliment your home's architecture and add to the neighborhood. Consider the types of activities you want to take outdoors. Are you keen on a cottage style garden with an Eastern exposure so you can luxuriate on weekend mornings over the paper and your coffee? Or are you a contemporary type with a flair for cutting edge parties?
We at EZ General Construction Inc have design/build experience. We understand decks can be expensive and nobody likes surprises like additional cost during the project. At our meetings with you we will discuss materials and our schedules and make sure that you know what you're paying for in terms of time and materials. We will see that you understand the coverage and duration of any warranties in construction and materials. Design for your lifestyle, plan to get the most for your budget, and you'll enjoy your patio for years to come. So please contact us and ask for a free in home estimate.
If you are looking for a Custom Deck Builder in Honey Brook, West Chester, PA, or any surrounding Southeastern PA areas, then give us a call at (717) 354-0332 or complete our online request form.