Custom Wood Deck Building or Composite Decking for Low Maintenance
If you love spending time outside then you have to get a deck. They provide you with a great place to sit and relax in an outdoor environment along with a more convenient spot to cook out, gather with friends and store your belongings such as plants and outdoor furniture.
You’ll find that having this extra living space can increase the value of your home and make it more desirable to buyers if you ever decide to sell. Building a deck properly is only one part of the process for having it last and resist the harsh effects of mother nature.
In order to make it last, you need to either build it using a composite lumber, an exotic lumber like ipe or if using pressure treated lumber you must make sure a good stain or wood sealer is applied. The type of lumber you should choose is heavily dependent on your budget. There are many different types of products that can be used but any experienced deck builder will will tell you to keep it practical and to choose a material that is readily available and easy to maintain. Look below at some of the most popular decking lumbers:
- Pressure Treated Lumber (Especially For Low Level Decks)
- Cedar Heartwood and Redwood (Best For Decking / Railing, Not Structural)
- Composite Lumber (This Is Not A Structural Material, Use A Spruce Pine or Fir / SPF Timber For Structure)
Creating a good design and using one of these products for the construction of it will ensure that you have a long lasting deck. Just remember that some lumber like pressure treated will also need to be stained or sealed to enhance longevity.
The other thing you need is a competent deck builder that can help you with the design and construction process to make sure it’s built to meet all state and local building code requirements. This is a good reason for choosing Bulldog Contractors, LLC. We have the know how and experience to handle every aspect of building you a deck that you can enjoy for many years.
Let us help you in your time of need. We have several years of combined insurance recovery and restoration experience. Involving us early in the process gives you great leverage when dealing with your insurance company. We have negotiated with the most insurance companies, including, state farm, farmers, American Family, Travelers, Geico, Hartford, Allstate, and others. Early identification of all potential damage is important but the key to receiving a full and fair settlement is conveying that information to the insurance company. All areas of concern should be documented early in the process and adjusters tend to be more thorough if there is an outside expert along along during their inspection.
Call us today at MN: 952-985-5458 | CO: 720-456-8218 | TX: 210-900-2002 or contact us via Web Form if you would like a Field Supervisor to evaluate your properties or meet with a representative from your insurance company