Leave it to the area’s expert deck builder, Craig Whitman, local owner, operator and chief design consultant at Archadeck of Fort Wayne.
This is a testament to less is more, in a practical manner of speaking. The deck that was attached to this Decatur home was – how do you say it – in bad shape. Originally built with wood, it simply didn’t wear well; and time and use became its enemy.
After their complimentary deck redesign and rebuild consultation, the family wanted to avoid the pitfalls of going with another wood deck and chose AZEK PVC synthetic decking from the TimberTech Advanced PVC Harvest Collection – a true lifesaver when it comes to avoiding regular wood deck care and maintenance.
Knowing full well how the family planned on using the new deck going forward, they decided to keep the same footprint as the previous deck and just have it built better. It turns out that was smart – very smart.
“We know exactly how we are going to continue to use this outdoor living space, so there’s no need for a larger expanse – but we would like a few bells and whistles (if you know what we mean).”
A Total Deck Tear Down Gives This Backyard A New Lease On Outdoor Living Life
First things first, the old deck had to go. Dismantling it and removing it was easy for our talented deck construction team. When the crew was done, the yard was so immaculate that the only way you would have known that there was a deck there previously was from the structural footprint embedded in the soil by its predecessor.
Knowing that a better deck doesn’t mean you have to spend more money, the physical dimensions of the new deck were the same as the one that we removed.
Replacing the age wooden deck, the family took Craig’s advice and went with this low maintenance decking product in the color choice Brownstone, to accent the mellow sunny tone of the house’s exterior siding.
Manufactured with a social conscience, this Harvest Collection features a stunning Cathedral grain and boasts the fresh, inviting look of stained or painted wood without the rigorous maintenance of wood. This capped polymer decking features proprietary materials technology that delivers sophisticated, real wood aesthetics you’ll never have to sand, stain, or seal.
What’s more, in addition to never having to repair, refinish or reseal the new deck, not only is it made here in the USA with recycled material, but it also comes with a 50 year fade and stain limited warranty – as well as a limited Lifetime warranty of the product itself.
A Sleek And Slender Black Aluminum Railing To Surround And Protect
To clearly define the new deck space for optimum functionality and safety, we completed the deck rebuild with this strikingly elegant and understated black aluminum rail. It beautifully complements the warm tones of the new decking and home exterior with its tailored and slender detailed appearance.
Continuing their commitment to reducing the family’s carbon footprint and supporting sustainability, they chose to illuminate this perimeter with solar activated deck lights on the railing posts. In addition to casting a rich, warm glow at dusk as a prelude to evening darkness, the soft illumination also allows for safe passage both on the deck itself, as well as for navigation on the four step staircase.
Now It’s Your Turn To Connect With Us
Click here to schedule your personal complimentary deck design consultation. You can also call us at 855-931-4746 should you have specific questions you would like answered prior to meeting in person. Thank you.Craig Whitman, owner Archadeck of Fort Wayne.