Frequently Asked Questions

  1. “How much will it cost?”
  2. “How long will it last?”

These are questions that are most important to our customers. Like so many other buying decisions — you get what you pay for — provided you choose the right contractor. Good materials, sound structural design and professional installation are the three components of a quality job. Using the best materials is a waste if the structural design is inadequate or the installation is done poorly.

It is important that you understand that the quality of a project does not always show up immediately. Before you make a decision based on price alone, you should realize that your choice of materials, style and contractor will affect the appearance of your home for the next 10 to 25 years. We stand behind our commitment to give you the best product for your money.

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SPECIFICATIONS
Supports – Treated landscape timbers cemented in the ground for pier support

Framing – 2’x6′ treated pine for framing on a 24″ center

Top Decking – 2’x6′ treated pine or redwood

Fasteners – A 3″ ring shank galvanized nail is used

Leveling – All leveling done with power automatic levels to ensure complete accuracy Every effort is made in design to avoid as many joints to the deck as possible.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Redwood Decks – these decks last an average of 12 to 15 years

Treated Pine Decks – these decks last an average of 18 to 20 years

APPEARANCE

Treated Pine Decks are pressure treated to avoid any type of deterioration. However, warping, twisting and splits can be characteristics of treated pine without proper care. You can minimize these by sealing your deck on a yearly basis. Redwood Decks, being a more natural outdoor wood, hold their shape better. However, they will discolor more quickly. Redwood decks require more care in yearly maintenance.

SUMMARY

Treated pine is by far the most affordable wood and reasonable option. It has a longer life expectancy, and only requires annual treatment to maintain.