Archadeck Is The Deck Builder Fort Wayne Homeowners Trust With Their Leisure
Time Outdoors At Home.Our deck designs are built to not only enhance your outdoor living enjoyment,
they are also crafted to turn heads. As an
award-winning outdoor living space builder, our projects have won many awards. You can rest assured a deck built
by us is a true original. We don’t believe in “cookie cutter”
decks that look like everyone else on the block. We design with the way
you want to live outdoors in mind. This includes a space that enhances
your home, landscape and lifestyle.
We specialize in
low-maintenance decks designed with the best synthetics on the market today.
Archadeck of Fort Wayne is a wood deck builder, a composite deck builder,
and a synthetic deck builder. As a deck contractor, we are proficient
with all of these materials and will help you determine which is best
for your deck. Some homeowners prefer wood decks and are not deterred
by the maintenance chores required every year or two years to keep a wood
deck looking beautiful. Others have had their fill of sanding and staining
or painting a wood deck. If you assume a composite or synthetic deck will
be too expensive, a new low-maintenance deck may be more affordable than
Low maintenance decks offer other benefits in addition to low maintenance.
Because they are resistant to the forces that plague wood decks –
like UV rays, termites, moisture, and decay – low maintenance decks
last longer and look great year after year. Here are some of the wood-alternative
decking brands our clients prefer:
TimberTech composite decking maintains its color and beauty for years without the
recurring work of sanding and painting or staining. And, because it resists
mildew, warping, and insects, you won’t need to replace rotting,
uneven, or termite-damaged boards, saving you time and money over the
life of your Fort Wayne deck. Caring for TimberTech is easier than caring
for wood and will allow you to focus on maximum enjoyment instead of maximum
maintenance. You can choose between 4-sided and 3-sided composite decking
in an array of color options and wood-grain designs. TimberTech composite
decking materials are backed by a 30-year warranty (TimberTech Pro) or
a 25-year warranty (TimberTech Edge).
AZEK synthetic deck boards are engineered to withstand the everyday things
that happen on a deck. Even spilled wine, fruit punch, and hamburger grease
are no match for AZEK’s stain resistance. And, since AZEK decks
are scratch resistant, you won’t have to worry about marks from
patio furniture or pets. For unmatched versatility, AZEK’s Vintage
Collection decking boards come in three widths: narrow, standard, and
wide. Available in a range of colors and wood-grain designs, AZEK decking
is made with capped polymer (PVC) for the longest-lasting decking material
on the market. AZEK decking boards are backed by a 50-year warranty.
Trex is one of the leaders in the composite decking industry and the inventor
of wood-alternative composite decking. Trex is designed to deliver a low-maintenance,
high-performance backyard retreat that can handle the outdoors –
because your weekends should be spent relaxing on your deck, not repairing
it. Trex offers a wide selection of colors in three price ranges and has
won awards as “greenest decking brand” with 95% recycled content.
Trex decking boards are backed by a 25-year warranty.
While the big things such as placement, style and materials used to build
your new deck are vital to aesthetics and function, the details used to
design your addition are also important. So much consideration is placed
into choosing these big things, that the smaller details may be overlooked.
Someone once said
that “attention to detail can make the difference between average
and stunning” and we couldn’t agree more!
Railing is a detail that is important to the look and feel of your new
or improved deck. The right railing can tie your whole space together
cohesively. Here at Archadeck of Fort Wayne our preferred deck railing is
Westbury aluminum rail. We also like
TimberTech/AZEK composite railing products and use them often. Amenities such as drink or buffet rails are
sometimes asked for by special request – and we can make that happen!
Our talented deck designers will discuss deck railing and upgrade options
with you from our large railing menu.
Deck lighting is another detail that can enhance the ambiance, safety and
versatility of your Fort Wayne deck. Our deck lighting components include
unobtrusive low-voltage LED fixtures mounted onto deck’s posts,
railings and/or stair risers. Deck lighting can be subtle and effective
at the same time. Deck lighting can “set the mood” for your
deck after dark and increases your safety on deck stairs, too.
No outdoor living space is too small – or too large – for us
to bring your vision to life!
At Archadeck of Fort Wayne, we design and build decks for the way you and
your family want to live outdoors. This means that amenities and details
often overlooked by other deck builders command our attention when we
sit down to plan and design your ideal deck space. During our consultation,
we take into consideration the function(s) you wish to enjoy on your deck,
the architecture of your existing home, material preference, budget, and
even the subtle overlays within the surrounding landscape. We leave no
stone unturned when it comes to providing you an outdoor living space
that incorporates the benefits of form and function working together as one!
When it’s time for a new deck, turn to Archadeck of Fort Wayne.
Whether you are adding a deck to your home for the first time or replacing
an older deck, Archadeck of Fort Wayne is the ideal starting point …
and finishing point. If you will be a first-time deck owner, you are in
good hands because we have the experience to guide you through the decisions
ahead of you. It’s unlikely you’ll have a question we have
not been asked before.
Speaking of questions, are you still wondering,
which deck builder is the best for my deck project? We recommend interviewing several deck builders – including us!
– and comparing our answers. We’re confident your questions
and our answers will lead you right back here to Archadeck of Fort Wayne.
We Design & Build Lakeside Decks, Too!
With no shortage of beautiful lakes in the Fort Wayne area, it is only
natural that we have mastered the art of designing and building lakeside
and waterfront decks. With many lakeside homes being remodeling, we receive
many requests to update and replace outdoor spaces on the water’s edge.
This lakefront outdoor living transformation in Angola, IN serves as the
Located in an area that is referred to as “the land of 101 lakes”
on Steuben county’s Lake Gage, Archadeck replaced a once-aging wooden
deck with a magnificent custom lakeside retreat.
Before and after – WOW!
The new AZEK low-maintenance deck spans the width of the home. The design
showcases picture-framing and a parting board. We used matching AZEK vertical
board skirting and built new stairs leading from the deck to the lake
and a landing half-way down. The project features post and rail LED lighting
that works together with the client’s landscape lighting to create
ambiance and increase safety and evening enjoyment.
This question comes up quite a bit during our deck design consultation.
The answer is an unequivocal “YES,” from two perspectives.
The first perspective is the obvious expectation of dollars and cents,
which is what you were probably anticipating. But the other that can best
be expressed is emotional value through the years of enjoyment your new
space will provide, which is virtually priceless.
Based on our experience, the projected return on investment will fall within
a range. For example, Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report
indicates that a homeowner can expect a ROI as high as 80% from a new
wood deck, based on its size and features. Given the new dynamics of the
housing market as of late, other sources indicates that ROI for decks
can reach or exceed 100%. Again, it depends on materials used and size
of the project, but this financial forecast is compiled information from
Replacing your deck gives you a chance to make changes!
If you’re replacing a deck, this is your chance to start fresh and
change anything you didn’t like about your old deck. When you sit
down with us for your complimentary design consultation, don’t just tell
us what you want in a deck; tell us what you don’t want, too. Will
you move from wood to composite or synthetic decking? Is this the time
to expand the size of your deck or select a new railing style that allows
more visibility? With thinner balusters, vertical or horizontal cable
railings, or glass railing panels, you’ll have a better view of
the outdoors than you could have imagined possible.
Is redecking a possibility instead of replacing your old deck?
Are you familiar with redecking?
It’s a money-saving option that may be available to you if the support
structure under your existing deck is in good shape. We’ll need
to examine the underside of your deck before we can determine if it’s
a candidate for redecking. If it is, we can remove the surface materials
– decking boards, railings, and stairs – and build a new surface
atop the existing substructure. It won’t matter whether you want
a wood deck or low-maintenance composite or synthetic deck. The support
structure is always built with wood, regardless of your deck surface material.
Redecking is often possible because the wood under your deck has been
protected from the effects of weather and the sun’s UV rays, which
cause wood to deteriorate.
Could your deck become part of a multi-faceted combination outdoor living space?
Turn your deck from an outdoor room into an outdoor suite by adding a patio,
porch, or three-season room. We call this a combination outdoor living
space when you have two or more outdoor structures that work together
to create your ideal backyard retreat. What we find every time is that
for maximum versatility and functionality, the outdoor combination space
always adds up to more than the sum of its parts.
Let your mind run wild with the possibilities of the perfect combination
outdoor living space for you. Mix and match the structures to see what
feels right for your home. What if you added a four-season room that opens
onto a new deck? What if you replaced your deck with a screened porch
or three-season room and built a new deck onto that? What if you could
step from your new deck to a new a patio? If you could have any combination
of outdoor living structures, what would that look like? Have you considered
the many benefits of having a pergola integrated into your custom deck design? Add an outdoor fireplace or an outdoor kitchen. When you work with Archadeck
of Fort Wayne, your deck can be a building block for any combination of
First deck, bigger deck, replacement deck, or redecked deck? Wood deck,
composite deck, synthetic deck? Your deck!
Contact Archadeck of Fort Wayne today to make the deck of your dreams a reality this season.
— Craig Whitman, owner at Archadeck of Fort Wayne.