Three Things to Consider When Building a New Deck

Elevated composite deck with aluminum railing built by TrueSon Exteriors | Interiors

Decks are a great addition to any home. They add value, provide extra living space, and are a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. But with so many options, it can be difficult to decide which material to use, who to hire, and what added features are worth the investment.

If you’re ready to build a deck to enjoy this summer, here are a few things we recommend considering before you begin your project.

1. Find an Expert in Decking

Choosing a contractor who is experienced in building decks with no shortcuts is important.

When we start working on a new deck project, we always pull the right permits and complete proper inspections. It’s surprising how often we are called out to look at new or old poorly built decks that do not follow basic building codes and are not permitted. We understand the importance of doing things the right way and ensure that all of our work meets or exceeds building code standards.

Because we are a Timbertech Platinum Contractor that uses their composite decking components, you will be provided a 5 year labor warranty from Timbertech directly. This warranty coincides with our 5-year labor warranty, providing homeowners with peace of mind knowing their investment is protected. We take great pride in the quality of our work and stand behind our craftsmanship.

2. Weigh Your Options: Composite vs. Wood Decks

Over the years, the amount of composite decks we have built has dramatically increased compared to wood decks. This is partly due to the large fluctuation in wood prices, specifically over the past few years. This price fluctuation has made the difference between wood vs. composite much closer together, making composite a more cost-effective option in some scenarios.

Treated lumber does not last as long as composite, requires a lot of maintenance (such as stain/paint) to prolong its life, and is prone to warping, twisting, and shrinking. If you’re looking for a material that prioritizes longevity, composite decks are a great alternative to treated lumber.

They require very little maintenance and no staining/painting. Additionally, composite decks have a Limited Lifetime warranty with a minimum 25-year fade and stain warranty, providing homeowners with long-term protection for their investment.

Whether your style is rustic or practical, our team of deck contractors will work with you to build the perfect deck for your mid-Missouri home.

3. Prioritize Deck Features

When you think about your deck being functional for years to come, the railing you choose is an important detail. It seems like an afterthought, but we would argue that small details like this help make your deck your own. We use an all-aluminum railing system custom-made for every deck we build.

Aluminum is strong and will not rust. In addition, the powder-coated paint finish ensures that your railing will look great for years to come. We believe in using only the best materials to ensure that your investment has longevity.

Our lead times for deck installations have decreased over the past few years. If you’re ready to enjoy a safe and functional deck in the coming months, contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you build the deck of your dreams.

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