Premium Deck Material
Premium deck material has become more popular in recent years. Consumers have chosen composite deck designs over traditional pressure-treated wood and cedar due to lower maintenance costs. Premium decking has the same striking appearance of real wood and while the cost to maintain is significantly lower, the material itself comes at a higher cost. However, since lumber costs have risen significantly with the state of the economy, composite decks have recently become the more budget-friendly option when it comes to building a deck. Our manufacturers offer warranties of up to 50 years on the quality and life of your new deck. If you plan to replace your existing wood deck with a composite premium deck material, you might also want to upgrade the support beams.
The Bigger, The Better
The second modern trend in deck design is larger square footage. Previously, a traditional square or rectangular deck was just the ticket. Nowadays people are opting for customized designs and shapes to make the most, creatively speaking, of their outdoor living space. Some homeowners are even investing in multi-level decks to provide multi-uses such as socializing, grilling, and dining.
Cover It Up
If you enjoy spending time on your deck even when the weather is less than ideal, a covered deck is right for you. Excel Fencing & Decking can design a functional and beautiful roof over your new or redesigned deck. You can opt for a partial or full roof to create protection from sun and rain. Take it a step farther with the installation of ceiling fans, heating, and skylights. The possibilities are endless.
Nothing says ambience quite like outdoor lighting on your deck. What a beautiful way to relax in the evening during or after a delicious meal with close friends. Or perhaps you’re an early bird and would enjoy sipping your coffee while you wait for the sun to rise in the glow of your deck lighting. Other popular lighting features can be built as an addition to privacy walls, stairs, and railings (Source: Arcadeck).
Are you ready to modernize your outdoor living space with a new or refreshed deck? Choose Excel Fencing & Decking, your trusted local outdoor design-builder.. Get in touch with our consultants by visiting our website.