When the time came to replace their backyard deck, these Mountain Brook, AL, homeowners didn’t want many changes, but they did switch to low-maintenance decking. No need for any more labor-intensive deck maintenance chores around here! There was a time when owners of an elegant Tudor-style home like this one might have felt that only natural wood decking would do. The design and manufacturing of composite decking boards has come a long way, though. Today’s composites look more like wood ever. And with decking boards capped with polymer on four sides like these are, protection against moisture and insect damage is a sound investment.
Archadeck of Birmingham is Your Mountain Brook Low-Maintenance Deck Builder
These Mountain Brook homeowners enjoy a beautiful view of hilly terrain from the elevated deck along the back of their home. They liked the previous deck’s footprint and saw no need to change it. For their new low-maintenance deck they selected TimberTech PRO Legacy decking in the Mocha color. We built their new railing with pressure-treated wood and black aluminum balusters. The clients selected a TimberTech rail cap matching the decking boards.
TimberTech offers several lines of composite and synthetic decking, each having specific characteristics and different price points. Characteristics of TimberTech PRO Legacy decking include natural wood colors, and every board is unique. Just as important as the natural wood look is the product’s 30-year Fade & Stain Warranty. Many of our clients who select composite decking choose it for its longevity.
We designed the new deck railing for high visibility. These thin, black aluminum balusters will give the family a clear, unobstructed view of their surroundings. Compare these to the chunky wood balusters commonly used in deck designs of days gone by!
The TimberTech composite rail cap contributes more than simply matching the decking boards —although that’s important from a design standpoint. A composite rail cap ensures our clients and their guests will never encounter a splinter as their hands slide along the top of the deck railing. Protection against fading is also important for the rail cap, since that board is fully exposed to the sun’s rays.
We Are Your Mountain Brook Screened Porch Specialists, Too!
As you probably know, Archadeck of Birmingham specializes in screened porches as well as decks. That particular expertise was called for here, not to build the screened porch but to refurbish it. We replaced the “wall” of the screened porch on the side facing the deck. The scope of this project included replacing the posts, railing and screens on this side of porch. No need for the screened porch to look dowdy next to the all-new deck construction. The design of the porch railing now matches the deck railing, a visual cue that ties the porch and deck designs together.
These Mountain Brook, AL, homeowners are thrilled with the results of their deck replacement and porch refurbishing project. We predict many peaceful hours on this deck over the next 30+ years.
Is your deck nearing replacement age? Whether you are interested in a new wood deck or a low-maintenance composite deck, contact Archadeck of Birmingham soon to ensure a 2021 build date. Contact us now to get started. We look forward to speaking with you.
Derek and Carissa Crews, owners at Archadeck of Birmingham.