Sorting out and making sense of the composite and synthetic options
Not long after composite decking entered the outdoor building market, leading
companies began researching how to improve the quality of low maintenance
decking, making it more durable and attractive. Composite deck boards
include a mixture of resin and wood fibers. A new synthetic board has
entered the market – PVC. This board is ultra-strong and even provides
protection from fading and staining. As you can imagine, it also comes
with a higher price for the additional performance. If you’ve ever
wished you could have the perfect combination of 2 great choices, now
you can. A great new product includes a composite core with a PVC cap/wrap
as the shell. This board, called capstock, is nicely priced as a mid-level option.
Which low maintenance decking product is right for you? There are a number
of factors that will help us determine the best recommendation for your
space. We will look at how often you plan on using your deck, how much
direct sunlight your deck receives, and other factors.
Unique deck design shapes for unique homeowners
Throughout the Chicagoland market, every deck is one-of-a-kind. We are
a custom design and build firm. We take deck design seriously. Every home
has a different configuration. Every yard accommodates different options
depending on the footprint, landscaping and any setback requirements.
After taking into account your village’s restrictions and requirements,
the real fun begins. Do you want an extended octagonal area tucked to
the side for a cozy eating space? Do you want a cooking and grilling area
utilizing a “bump out” to ensure no space is taken from the
general deck area? For aesthetic value, do you prefer angled edges? We
show each client pictures of hundreds of decks we’ve built in the
Chicago-area market so you can see different options before making your
Building and installing your favorite outdoor living accessories
At Archadeck of Chicagoland, we can build different elements into your
deck. Your deck can include benches around one or multiple sides. Built-in
benches increase your seating capacity and can help you maximize your
space usage. Some additional built-in accessories can include planters
or privacy fences. Another great option is a built-in bar.
Does the deck stand alone?
Many of our homeowners add a covered area to their deck. This can include
an open porch partially covering some of the deck area. This allows you
to enjoy some protection from hot sunny days and protection from some
other elements including rain. A pergola is another very popular structure
we can build in conjunction with your deck. Pergolas add tremendous aesthetic
appeal and also provide some measure of sun protection.
Composite deck with pergola in Mundelein, IL
Searching for a
deck company near me?
Archadeck of Chicagoland now has two design centers in the Chicago area.
For your convenience, you can now choose to schedule a free design consultation
with one of our experienced, award-winning deck designers at either of
our Palatine or Naperville showrooms. We are the most trusted local deck
contractors near you in Chicagoland!
Chicagoland deck design experts
A new deck isn’t just about how big, what materials, the footprint,
where, or maintenance levels. It’s about all of the above and more.
While it’s great to look at magazines and search online for inspiration,
your best bet is to work with an experience deck designer. At Archadeck
of Chicagoland, your design consultant will walk you through options you
may not have even known were available. They’ll help you work with
your budget and your preferences to design the deck of your dreams.
The deck above is designed for visual appeal and also for a degree of shade.
By adding a large pergola atop the whole deck, the outdoor living space
has a very upscale and custom flare. By adding a shade and curtains, the
homeowners can temper some of the sun and also bugs when needed but otherwise
have a space that’s filled with natural light and fresh air.
Do you need to maximize the functionality in a smaller space? Share your
goals with your Archadeck design consultant. They’ll provide recommendations
on using built-in seating and other techniques to accomplish your goal.
Do you have a tight or unusually sized space available for your new deck?
That’s no problem. Your deck design consultant will share options,
design ideas and provide images to help you walk through available options.
This low-to-ground deck has a zen feel. It turns this small space into
a private backyard paradise.
Want to eliminate maintenance on your new deck? While there is no option
for a “no-maintenance” deck, there are great options for a
low maintenance deck. Every deck still needs to be sprayed down or swept
off. Outside of that minimal maintenance, there are a number of low-maintenance
composite wood choices. Choose from AZEK or Timbertech, PVC or capped
composite. We’ll walk you through the options, benefits and cost
variations of the different materials.
Your local deck contractors
Archadeck of Chicagoland serves homeowners throughout Cook, Dupage, Grundy,
Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will County.
Give us a call for a free consultation about your new outdoor living area at
(847) 250-4100. We look forward to hearing from you.