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How Can I Know If I Am Choosing The Right Deck Builder? Ask These Top 5 Questions To Be Sure

Adding a new deck to your home to enhance your outdoor living space is an important investment, and obviously not one you make every day. That is why it is important that you know the top 5 questions to ask to make sure you’re selecting the best deck builder in Birmingham for the job.

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Here are the top 5 questions to ask your potential deck builder in addition to verifying that they offer financing should you require it:

1. How long have you been building decks? What’s your experience and your company’s history?

When Archadeck was founded back in 1980, it was expressly to design and build decks. Forty-three (43) years ago, home builders wanted to primarily focus on constructing the home you were promised with no outdoor bells and whistles. If you were lucky, they may have included a small concrete slab outside your kitchen door. Back then, outdoor living was not as important to builders as the house itself. But boy oh boy, have times changed. Fast forward 43 years to today; and it’s a different story. Very different.

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When the COVID 19 pandemic hit the world in December 2019, our lives changed forever. Many of us were quarantined to stay in our own homes for our protection, as not much was known about the virus at that time.

Staying in selective “bubbles” was the most frequent recommendation from health experts to avoid contracting the virus. When the weather would allow, it was recommended to meet others outside of your core family group for limited social interaction – with the proviso to stay at least 6 feet away to avoid getting COVID.

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As a result, the demand for quality outdoor living spaces blossomed, and Archadeck rose to the top echelon of Birmingham deck builders. Decks are many things to many people. And, they’re a convenient place to visit with others while maintaining the distance recommended by the CDC. Decks also became a convenient alternative to an interior home office using Internet Wi-Fi as the gateway to staying connected to your job.

Originally designed and built out of practical necessity back then in great part, decks in Birmingham are now the cornerstone of outdoor living.

2. What deck materials do you build with? Do you use Earth-friendly and sustainable materials for low maintenance outdoor living?

Archadeck of Birmingham offers our clients the best of all possible worlds when it comes to deck building materials choices and selections.

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For some families, nothing beats the look and aroma of real wood, and they frequently choose pressure-treated pine lumber. On the downside, wood decks require regular upkeep to ensure their good looks. The main reason is that they are very reactive to the sun. If you are not diligent about the care and maintenance of pressure-treated pine, it will change color, crack, and warp. And then there is the possibility of splinters over time as the deck ages. Depending on the weather and environment, pressure-treated lumber decks may also be susceptible to mold, rot, and insect damage.

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Thankfully, today homeowners have alternative deck material options that truly celebrate the essence of outdoor living as maintenance is virtually minimal. In most cases, a quick sweep of a broom or spray from a garden house is all that is needed to keep the deck surface neat and clean.

Our most commonly used low maintenance decking materials are sustainable TimberTech decking and synthetic AZEK decking. Both look like real wood with beautiful grain and striations, but they are impervious to the problems that wood presents.

TimberTech is a composite decking material made of wood particles and high-density polyethylene with added compounds to resist rot, mold, and scratching.

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It’s sister brand, AZEK, is totally synthetic, and consists of PVC only – no wood particles at all. But by looking at it, you’d never know it. Super durable, AZEK low maintenance decking is made from high-performance and recycled polymers and is highly resistant to moisture damage like mold and mildew, and it won’t splinter, crack, cup, peel, or rot.

3. Are your deck designs formula and boilerplate? Or are they original designs?

Archadeck deck designs are totally unique to each house and homeowner. The inspiration and guidance of your one-of-a-kind deck design will be the result of your complimentary deck design consultation – in person at your home, or done virtually using a computer, tablet, or phone with Internet access.

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We want you to have the space, footprint and functionality you’ve been looking for to provide you with years of enjoyment.

In addition to your desired choice of deck building materials, we’ll discuss special features that you may require, something even as fundamental as a place for your pets when outdoors, or access for folks with special needs. At Archadeck, we cover all the bases so you won’t have to worry about it.

4. What are your professional qualifications and accreditations?

Know what you’re getting into before you make a commitment. At Archadeck, we’re already vetted.

√ Nationally renowned

√ Properly licensed

√ Insured

√ Current on Birmingham area building codes

√ Extensive experience with project management skills

√ Professional deck installer certification

√ A minimum of $1 million in liability coverage and full workers compensation for your peace of mind

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Simply put, no other company in the Birmingham remodeling industry provides this level of client assurance and protection. Meaning that when you elect to work with Archadeck Outdoor Living, you can rest assured that you’ll enjoy quality construction levels and unmatched protections not available from any other deck builder.

5. What do your clients say about your work? Do you have any online reviews for verification?

At Archadeck the majority of our new deck building business comes from referrals from our clients. We encourage our deck clients to leave a review on Facebook for all to see or on Google. Here is just a sampling of what our deck customers have shared about us and our work.

Let’s Connect And Discuss How We Can Build You The Deck Of Your Dreams

You’re invited to call our office during business hours at 205-576-5780; or for your convenience, you can click here to schedule your complimentary design consultation. Our team looks forward to hearing from you.

Derek and Carissa Crews

Derek and Carissa Crews, owners Archadeck of Birmingham.