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Custom Decks in Philadelphia

Are you looking to transform your outdoor space into a beautiful and functional area for relaxation and entertainment? A custom deck can be the perfect solution. At Archadeck of Northwest Philadelphia, we specialize in designing and building custom decks that are tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to bring your vision to life, ensuring that every detail of your custom deck is thoughtfully considered. Whether you dream of a spacious deck for hosting gatherings or a cozy retreat for peaceful moments outdoors, we have the expertise to make it a reality. Trust Archadeck of Northwest Philadelphia to create a custom deck that enhances your outdoor living space and elevates your home's appeal.

Benefits of having a new deck include:

  • Expanded living space for outdoor activities
  • Increased property value
  • Opportunity to personalize your outdoor space
  • Improved curb appeal
  • Enhanced functionality for hosting gatherings and events

Our team of experienced deck builders in Philadelphia, PA will work closely with you to understand your vision and create a deck that complements your home and lifestyle. Whether you prefer a traditional wood deck or the low-maintenance benefits of composite decking, we have the expertise to bring your dream deck to life.

Ready to start your deck project? Contact our team by calling (484) 665-8010 or reach out online today to schedule a consultation and receive a free estimate.

The Types of Decks We Build

multi-level deck example​Our deck builders in Philadelphia are able to work with various decking materials to fit your preference and budget. We offer design and installation for the following types of decks:

  • Low-Maintenance & Composite Decks - These decks resist cracking, splitting, and warping. They also do not require sealing or staining. Regular cleaning is the majority of maintenance for these decks.
  • Wood Decks - Wood is the traditional choice when it comes to deck building. Our preferred types of wood include cedar, southern pine, redwood, and Brazilian hardwood.
  • Multi-Level Decks - A multi-level deck is a deck that is designed on several levels; the most common occupies two different levels, while some multi-level decks can occupy three or more. There are several benefits to choosing a multi-level deck over a single-level deck: It allows the deck to flow more seamlessly with the landscape of your yard, and it allows you to have more defined zones or spaces within your outdoor area. Looking for some multi-level deck ideas? Check out our photo gallery!

    Wood vs. Composite Decking

    Recently built composite deck​We'll walk you through the design process and begin developing the custom deck of your dreams. After this, we’ll discuss features you’d like to see, materials, and anything else you’ll need to consider. One of the main decisions you’ll be making is choosing wood or composite.

    Wood decking provides several options. Ranging from more common pressure-treated wood such as cedar, redwood, or pine to hardwoods like tigerwood or mahogany. It’s a more traditional look as elegant as a fine piece of furniture. To learn more about wood decking, contact our deck builders near Philadelphia today!

    Composite decking provides excellent value for its price. Composite material has notable resemblance to wood decking and is also low maintenance. All while still retaining the beauty of a real wood look. It only requires light washing or routine sweeping to stay in good condition. It also has long-lasting durability and resistance to fading and warping and this can help increase home value. Composite decks from our custom deck builders also won’t splinter, which is great for children and pets.

    Call us today at (484) 665-8010 or reach out online to learn about all the features we can add to your custom deck design in Philadelphia!

    Deck Repair Services in Philadelphia, PA

    Regular deck repairs are essential for maintaining the beauty and safety of your outdoor living areas.

    Some common deck repairs may include:

  • Reinforcing existing joists
  • Replacing sections of rotten wood
  • Sanding and staining the surface
  • Installing a protection layer against potential weather elements

In addition to standard deck repairs, we also offer waterproof sealant treatments that help preserve the integrity of the wooden planks or railings. Overall, regular deck repairs and maintenance will extend the life of your deck, giving you an attractive and secure outdoor space for many years.

Whether you need minor repairs to fix a few rotten deck boards or full board replacements, we are here to help. At Archadeck of Northwest Philadelphia, we offer deck repair services to help you get your deck looking like new again. Our deck repair experts are licensed, trained, and certified. They have the experience and expertise to repair any deck, so you can rest assured that your deck will be in good hands.

Choosing the Right Deck Builder in Philadelphia, PA

Are you thinking about adding a deck to your home?

Our Philadelphia deck builders are highly trained and have years of experience. You can rest assured that your new deck will be expertly designed and built to last. Whether you want a small patio or a large multi-level deck, our team of designers and builders at Archadeck of Northwest Philadelphia can make it happen.

We would be happy to discuss your needs and help make your dream deck a reality. Call our experienced Philadelphia deck builders today to schedule a free consultation.

Get started today with a complimentary consultation from our talented deck builders in Philadelphia, PA. Call (484) 665-8010 or reach out to us online!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Benefits of Having a New Deck?

Gorgeous deck with white pergola and deck furniture

A new deck is an amazing way to improve the curb appeal and aesthetic of your home. On a crisp, sunny morning, there's nothing quite like sipping coffee on a new, beautiful deck.

Not only will you benefit from having a more aesthetic space, but you’ll also love how a deck:

  • Increases the square footage of your property
  • Creates additional space for your enjoyment
  • Improves the value of your home
  • Adds functionality to your backyard
  • Provides more reason to get outside in the fresh air
  • Offers better space for your outdoor furniture, plants, and grills

When Should My Deck Be Replaced?

There are a few signs that indicate it's time for a new deck. Ultimately, decks should be safe so assessing those risk factors will be a determining factor.

When deciding on when to replace your deck, look for:

  • Rotted wood. Rotted wood can compromise your deck's stability and safety. Wood rot is distinguished by wood that is falling apart or crumbling.
  • Ledger board is falling apart. Your deck's ledger board is what attaches the deck to the side of your home. A damaged ledger board could result in damaging the whole deck.
  • Serious damage. Loose screws and nails or small cracks are signs of wear and tear. Usually, we can repair those. But serious damage, like holes or rot from termites, compromise the deck's integrity. Depending on the severity of such damage, it may be time for a new deck.

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Deck?

Building a deck can be an expensive proposition, depending on the size and materials used. The cost of building a deck varies greatly but typically ranges from $15 to $30 per square foot for basic construction. This price range includes labor costs as well as the purchase of necessary materials such as lumber or composite boards and hardware like nails and screws. Additional features such as built-in benches or planters may also increase the overall cost of your project.

The type of material you choose is one factor that will influence how much it costs to build your deck; wood is generally less expensive than composite options but requires more maintenance over time due to its susceptibility to weathering and rot. If you want something more durable with minimal upkeep then you may want to consider using PVC or other synthetic products which are often pricier upfront but last longer in terms of lifespan compared with natural wood decks. Additionally, if there’s any special customization needed for your project this could add additional expenses too so it’s important to take all these factors into consideration when budgeting for a new outdoor space!

Do I Need a Permit to Build a Deck in Philadelphia?

According to the Department of Licenses and Inspections, homeowners need to obtain a permit to build a deck. A permit ensures the new addition to your property is safe and complies with city codes.

You can obtain a permit for a deck without submitting plans to verify the legitimacy of your proposed project if you meet the following conditions:

  • The deck will be attached to an existing single-family dwelling
  • The deck will not be more than 261 square feet
  • The deck will not be higher than the first floor
  • The deck will only be in the backyard
  • The area below the deck will not be enclosed
  • The deck will not be equipped with walls, stairs or a roof
  • There must be a minimum distance of 3’ - 0” between the deck and the rear property line or common driveway
  • If within 4’ - 6” of the common driveway, the support columns must have a 1’ - 6” minimum to a 2’ - 0” maximum of clearance
  • The deck will not block vehicle access to a garage
  • There must be at least 6’ - 0” of clearance between the lowest horizontal support beam and the driveway surface
  • The door to the deck will be installed in an existing opening
  • The deck will not extend beyond the building line

If you deviate from any of these conditions, you will be required to submit plans to the Department with your permit applications.

If you need a new deck, be sure to hire reputable, honest, and licensed deck builders. New decks require proper planning, permits, and adherence to codes and regulations here in Philadelphia.

At Archadeck of Northwest Philadelphia, we'll handle the whole process for you. And we're backed by a national brand with over 40 years of experience in the deck building industry. You can trust us to build a new deck that you'll love and that's safe.

Not sure if you need a new deck? We'd be happy to come out for a complimentary consultation. Request yours today online or call us at (484) 665-8010.

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