THE PREMIER DECK BUILDER AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR COMPANY IN CASPER, WY
Residents of Casper, WY, if you are considering adding a deck to your home, it may also be time to investigate hiring a deck builder. Building a deck or porch takes carpentry skills and experience and knowledge of using power tools. Though it can be done yourself, to ensure quality results it is probably best to hire a deck builder.
At Decks Unlimited LLC, we can help you create the deck of your dreams. We can help you design your deck, pick out materials, purchase materials at a discounted cost and give you an estimate of our labor costs so you can work your deck into your budget.
There are a few things you will want to have prepared prior to making a call to your local deck builder.
Staining the deck correctly is truly a work of art. You can have it stained cheaply and end up with a very uninspired product, or you can have it done professionally and end up having your jaw drop when you see the final product and its utter beauty. We use the best stain guy in all of Casper and, more than likely, all of Wyoming. Utilize us to put together an incredible deck-building experience for you.
Decks can cost anywhere from several thousands to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the size and materials used. When looking for a deck builder ask if they provide free estimates and scale drawings. It is important also that they have all the proper licensing and permits to build in your area.
At Decks Unlimited LLC, we provide free consultations and estimates and can assure you we have all the proper permits and licensing to build your deck.
What size of deck are you wanting to build?
It is important to have a general idea of the size of deck or porch that you want to build. This will give the deck contractor and idea of the overall time the project will take, materials and costs.
Do you want a deck build with multiple levels or tiers? If there are multiple tiers to your deck how will they connect?
There are different options when considering building a deck with multiple tiers. Your levels will need to connect with stairs, a ramp or passageways. Also, at this time it is good to consider what, if any other landscaping or hard-scaping the deck will be adjacent to.
Another good thing to start thinking about is what kind of material you would like you deck to be built with and what kind of finish you would like to have for your deck surface. You have many different choices for materials.
See our list below of popular deck building materials and finishes. You'll need to provide your deck builder with specific information on the material and finish you want for your deck surface. You'll have many choices, from traditional pressure-treated wood to exotic, tropical species of wood, or even composite or plastic decking.
Another important question to ask is about warranties. Some material manufacturers, especially composite manufacturers warranty their products for a certain amount of time.
At Decks Unlimited LLC, we will go over all included warranties for materials used before we start construction of your deck or porch. We will help you choose the best materials to achieve your dream deck.
Choosing a deck material
There are many different materials to choose from when building a deck. Following is a list of popular materials used to expand your outdoor space:
Pressure-treated lumber. Wood like Pine that has been chemically conditioned to resist the elements is the most common material used for deck building. Pressure-treated lumber is also resistant to fungus and mold. Pressure-treated lumber is also the most affordable option for professionally built decks as well as being the easiest to install.
Tropical hardwoods. These types of wood can be more expensive and include Ipe, Brazilian cherry, tiger wood and cumaru. These types of wood are considered more aesthetically pleasing and provide durability and resistance to rotting.
As with redwood and cedar, you should clean, preserve and stain these woods every two to three years.
Composite decking. The most common options in composite decking are typically a combination of recycled plastics and wood fibers. With composite materials the final product combines the look of wood and weather and stain resistance of plastics.
While composites typically require little maintenance, most manufacturers recommend cleaning your deck every one to two years.
Recycled plastic lumber.
This is becoming a more popular option for decking material. This would be your most environmentally conscious choice for decking material. This material is made of 100% plastic and is highly resistant to the elements, decay and you will avoid common deck problems such as splintering, warping or cracking. This is the lowest maintenance deck building option.
Any deck built out of wood will start to discolor, warp and crack if not properly maintained. Decks in direct sunlight require more maintenance than those in shaded areas. Decks Unlimited LLC, can help with all of your questions about proper maintenance for which ever type of material you use to build your deck.
Lastly, decide on a feature set for your deck. Do you want a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, a barbecue or dining area?
The great thing about Decks Unlimited LLC, is that we can create the perfect deck or porch for your home. We will draw up design plans and work with you to ensure your deck is exactly what you want, functional, aesthetically pleasing and above all else it will be to your satisfaction.
If you want overhangs or deck coverings these things will all be worked out and included in our design plans. We will also go over our work schedule, payments, permits, and other logistical factors and coordination.
At Decks Unlimited LLC, you will get the best in customer service and a wonderful deck building experience.
Types of decks
With the popularity of composite materials people are often going with a curved deck than the standard rectangular deck.
Composite boards can be heated and molded to make a custom shape, allowing builders to make curved decks much easier than they could in the past.
Not as common these days, open-air porches provide shelter for anyone entering or exiting the on summer days.
An architect can draw designs which will not take away from the appearance of the home by creating natural looking roof coverings for the open-air porch.
Pergola feature unique designs. The roofing on them stays open. Instead, they are mostly framework structures.
Often, the posts are covered with climbing plants.
Live in an area highly infested with bugs? Screened-in porches allow you to sit outside and enjoy the outdoors without the inconvenience of biting bugs like mosquitoes bothering you.
Multi-level decks add extra space to your deck while maintaining continuity.
Looking for an outdoor oasis that isn't attached to your house? Consider a gazebo. Homeowners usually build gazebos to provide a peaceful space near their home. Gazebos have a roof but have open sides so you can look out to the surrounding landscape while enjoying the shade.
Want to spice up the space around your pool? Check out a pool deck. Pool decks add beauty to your outdoor space.
A well-constructed deck should add value to the home once complete.
Properly maintaining your deck can help ensure that you are able to enjoy it for a long time. Regular cleaning and sealing can significantly decrease the negative effects of time, weather and traffic.
The deck floor and the handrails are the most prone to damage because they get the most direct sunlight and water, and snow and wet leaves collect on them. These areas will wear at a much quicker rate than the posts and railings and require more frequent attention.
If you’re not sure about the condition of your deck, call a licensed contractor to take a look. The contractor should also inspect it during yearly maintenance. They should check and see if any part of the deck — the decking, the beams, stairs and railings — is coming loose, and repair it if need be.
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