When you want a beautiful, new custom deck of any size – large or small – call Archadeck of Akron. But, when you need repairs on your existing deck, we recommend you call a handyman.
When you have an older deck that needs redecking across the entire deck surface with new stairs and railings, too, call us. But, when your wood deck has a few warped or cracked boards, we suggest you call a carpenter.
When you decide to add a screened porch or open porch to your home – back porch, front porch or side porch – call us. But, when your current screened porch just needs new screens, your best option is to call a handyman who has experience doing that.
Archadeck of Akron custom designs and builds exquisite outdoor living spaces. Some homeowners hire us to build single structures like a deck or a patio. Some hire us to design and build a combination of structures like a porch and patio together. This is the work we are known for, and the quality of our work is exceptional. Plus, a huge benefit to working with Archadeck is that we are a single-source deck and patio builder. For example, you don’t need to call one contractor to build your deck and another for your patio. We are experienced and highly qualified in all facets of outdoor living construction. But we are simply not set up to take care of repair jobs.
We Do Not Do Deck Repairs
Archadeck of Akron does design and build decks – all kinds of decks. We build wood decks and low-maintenance composite decks, all according to the client’s preference. We’ve built many of Akron’s best decks! Whether it’s a simple deck you want, a multi-level deck, or an elevated deck over a patio, we are the Akron deck builder to call. On the other hand, if your deck needs repairs, we recommend you call a true handyman, someone more geared to handle that scope of work.
As part of the Outdoor Living Brands franchise system, Archadeck of Akron has a team of architectural draftsmen at our disposal. They produce 3-D renderings so we can help you visualize what your new outdoor living project is going to look like. They produce the technical drawings we need when we apply for building permits at your local building department. We also have engineers we can consult when necessary. Smaller, independent builders and those who specialize in repairs don’t have access to these kinds of resources. You could say we play in two different leagues.
We’ve had people call to ask if we can build new stairs for an existing deck. We can, but we don’t – unless we are designing and building the entire deck, too. There are plenty of carpenters available who would love to come out and build those new stairs for your deck. Jobs like that are their bread and butter. But not ours.
You may wonder why we do redecking if we don’t do repairs. The work involved in redecking is extensive enough that it’s not considered a repair, it is considered a deck makeover. Redecking is the process of replacing the deck surface along with the railing system and deck stairs. You can learn about the benefits of redecking here: Premium Deck Builder Archadeck of Akron Looks at Saving You Money with Redecking. Then give us a call to talk about your redecking project!
We Are Not A Handyman Service
We aren’t belittling Akron’s professional handymen – or the handywomen out there, either! They are skilled pros who provide a valuable service. They do great work on the smaller projects that often can be completed in a day or two. They have experience in a certain range of projects that don’t require the expertise and resources of a company like Archadeck.
It’s quite likely that all homeowners will need to call on a handyman service from time to time. When homeowners call us for repair jobs, we sometimes use analogies help to put the situation into perspective. For example, when you need to hire a pet sitter or dog walker, you wouldn’t expect your veterinarian to take the job. Although they would certainly be qualified and capable!
As you can tell, it’s a matter of scope. We don’t just build things. At Archadeck, we follow detailed processes specifically created to keep all of our projects on track from the design stage through to final clean-up. We’re known for our attention to detail as well as our expert craftsmanship. Yes, you want your handyman to repair your deck stairs expertly, too. But it’s like the difference between ordering a delicious, well-made sandwich and ordering a 5-course meal, each course paired with the perfect wine. You select your restaurant based on which of these meals you have in mind.
Read more about our process, our designs, and our warranties: With Archadeck Of Akron You Get Much More Than Just An Outdoor Living Space Builder.
We Do Not Rescreen Existing Porches
Once in a while, a screened porch will need new screens. If you know a handyman who is good with screens, hold on to him because his work has value. On the other hand, if you don’t have a screened porch, wouldn’t you enjoy the outdoors more if you had one? If so, give us a call! Archadeck of Akron is your Akron screened porch builder. Even better, a deck and screened porch combination will give you more options for relaxing and entertaining, so keep us in mind for that!
Read more about what you get when you work with Archadeck of Akron: Why "The Archadeck Difference" Is The Difference You're Looking For.
Are you ready to add a new deck, porch or patio to your home, or perhaps a combination of those structures? We can design and build the perfect outdoor living space for your home. Contact Archadeck of Akron to get started.
Patrick Sluss, owner Archadeck of Akron.