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Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will be at the Dayton Home & Garden Show this weekend!

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be at the Dayton Home and Garden Show

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be at the Dayton Home and Garden Show this weekend, March 18th- 20th. If you’ve been thinking about adding a new, or revitalizing your existing outdoor living space, you can’t afford to miss this fantastic home and garden show. As this area’s premiere choice for custom outdoor living structures, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be there where our professional team will be on hand to discuss your outdoor living area needs. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, gazebos, pergolas, Lumon Natural Light patio covers and outdoor living combinations in the Dayton and surrounding areas.

Archadeck of West Central and SW OhioThe Dayton Home and Garden Show provides a great way for homeowners to learn from experts and we enjoy being a part of this event because it grants us the opportunity to meet face to face with homeowners, like you, to talk about the unlimited possibilities for their outdoor living space needs and dreams. Best of all, we know we can help you revitalize your outdoor living area so you can fall in love with your backyard all over again. This year’s show More will feature more than 225 of the area’s premier exhibitors under one roof at the Dayton Convention Center.

Come to get ideas, expert advice and look at new product displays.  We will be offering the best prices of the year right here at this show.

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We look forward to seeing you at the show where we will be hosting a booth located in space #314 showcasing our custom designed and built spaces as well as outdoor living accoutrements like the Big Green Egg and its Eggcessories and Casuwel Outdoor Living Furniture. Come see our photo gallery of the vast array of one-of-a-kind outdoor living environments we’ve created for hundreds of satisfied homeowners…styles which include: curvilinear decks, natural stone hardscapes, deck with connecting patio and fire pit incorporations, screened porch and deck combinations, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, pool side pergolas, and the Ultimate Backyard retreats.  Along with our award-winning designs we’ll also have a wide range of new and exciting products to further your outdoor living enjoyment available for you to see first-hand:


Large EGG with planked salmon in grid with veggiesThe Big Green Egg and Eggcessories
– Spring is right around the corner and that means time for making the most out of the time you and your family spend outdoors — and some of our most cherished moments are spent dining and preparing food alongside the beauty and ambiance only Mother Nature can provide.

The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in five convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We are your Big Green Egg authorized dealer, so now is the time to place your order in time to savor all the tantalizing tailgating treats that you can prepare on your EGG.

Metropolitan collection by CasuwelCasuwel Outdoor Living Furniture – stylish and timeless outdoor furniture collection designed with the finest craftsmanship, maximum longevity, performance, and comfort in even the most demanding outdoor climates.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is proud to be a Certified Sales Rep for Casuwel premium woven outdoor furniture and accessories, providing our clients with a substantial savings discount off all online prices.

Casuwel furniture collections are meticulously handcrafted to meet our exacting standards to assure maximum longevity, performance and comfort in the most demanding of outdoor climates. With custom-made cushions surrounded with renowned Sunbrella® outdoor fabric, Casuwel pieces are comfortable and durable.

Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers – These covers protect you and your family from damaging UV rays, sweltering summer heat and inclement weather, with shatter-resistant sheets that are backed by a 10-year hail warranty. Made from the most weatherable polymer on the market. Unlike plastic patio covers, ACRYLITE® will not yellow or become brittle, and we offer a 30-year non-yellowing warranty to back this guarantee.

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This awesome event will be held at The Dayton Convention Center. Admission to the show is $8 at the door for adults and with free admittance for children twelve and under and active duty service personnel with proper military ID. Presale tickets are $6 and available here. Street parking is FREE after 6 PM Friday and Free all day Saturday and Sunday.

The Dayton Home and Garden Show Hours:
Friday, 3/18 from 12 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, 3/19 from 10 AM – 7:00
Sunday, 3/20 from 10 AM – 5:00

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

For more than twenty-five years we’ve provided award-winning outdoor living spaces to the greater Dayton and Cincinnati region, specializing in custom designed decks, porches, sunrooms and much more. Our team is composed of design consultants, seasoned builders and professional staff and is always ready to assist local homeowners in creating outdoor living environments for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. Together, we can make 2015 the year you begin living your outdoor living dreams. Call or email Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today at wcohio@archadeck.net.

Archadeck Outdoor Living Cordially Invites You to Attend Miami Valley Home World — 2 Weeks of Outdoor Living Inspiration & Ideas!

Archadeck of West Central and SW OhioHere at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio our motto is Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.” We realize many homeowners have outdoor living on their mind as we move into the new year and warmer days are just ahead. The first step is to establish a starting point to make your ideal outdoor lifestyle a reality. One of the best ways to begin planning your outdoor living space addition is to get ideas and advice from professionals — and here’s your chance! Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is going to be at the Miami Valley Homeworld taking place at the Dayton Airport Expo Center for two consecutive weekends beginning February 12th – 14th!
Kettering, OH dream deck winner

As “America’s Deck and Porch Builder®” we have providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Miami Valley for over fifteen years. We specialize in custom designed decks, porches, screenrooms, sunrooms, gazebos, pergolas, and offer a wide variety of products to enhance your outdoor living environment. We are a NARI Certified Remodeler with trained design consultants, and a professional staff. We can deliver the dazzling outdoor living experience that you will enjoy and your neighbors will envy.

We will be set up in booth #302 and we will have an extensive portfolio of our completed projects to view, samples of our high-quality decking and railing and much more. Take a sneak-peek at some of the outdoor living products and enhancements we will be featuring at this year’s show:

  • A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!The Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, from the versatile mini-max to the extra large Egg and all the Eggcessories you need to create any dish you wish —  so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We are your local Big Green Egg authorized dealer and are happy to show you all the Egg-ceptional things these cookers can do!

  • Metropolitan collection by CasuwelCasuwel Outdoor Furnishings & Accesories

Casuwel furniture collections are meticulously handcrafted to meet our exacting standards to assure maximum longevity, performance and comfort in the most demanding of outdoor climates. With custom-made cushions surrounded with renowned Sunbrella® outdoor fabric, Casuwel pieces are comfortable and durable. We are proud to be a certified sales representative for Casuwel premium woven outdoor furniture and accessories, providing our clients with a substantial savings discount off all online prices. Stop by our booth during the show and have a seat — you will be glad you did!

  • Bamboo deckingBamboo Decking — the “green” choice for your outdoor living addition

Highly sustainable, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet and can be harvested approximately every four to six years. Even though it is considered to be a very invasive species, a strong, dense and difficult to control plant with the ability to take over an entire lot (acreage) over time from just one sapling, it is environmentally friendly. It doesn’t require pesticides or other harmful chemicals for protection, it captures carbon effectively and doesn’t endanger hardwood forests like other natural materials (pine, hardwoods, etc.) As for maintenance to keep its exotic appeal, it requires no more work than you would need to do for a hardwood deck and the actual maintenance is very similar. Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio now offers this amazing decking product to create just the right aesthetic for your particular project.

Show Date and Times:

February 12-14 & 19-21, 2016

Friday 4-9pm
Saturday 10-9pm
Sunday 10-5pm

DIRECTIONS TO HOMEWORLD
Airport Expo Center
3900 McCauley Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377

In addition to being available in booth #302, I will be presenting an informative question and answer session at the show on Saturday 2/13 and Saturday 2/20 — this will be your chance to “ask the expert” so you don’t want to miss it!
Come on out and gain inspiration for your outdoor living project, about improving your home and landscape, and especially your outdoor lifestyle. Don’t let this chance pass you by. We look forward to meeting you at the Miami Valley Homeworld.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

You can also contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio for more details about our fabulous outdoor living space designs anytime at (513) 897–2040 or (937) 848-7040. You can also email us at westcentralohio@archadeck.net

”Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true”

Understanding contracts and client expectations of a reputable builder

The ultimate backyard room

The ultimate backyard adventure begins with you!

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is “America’s Deck and Porch Builder®”–We specialize in custom designed decks, screenrooms, sunrooms, gazebos and pergolas. With a NARI Certified Remodeler, trained design consultants, and a professional staff we’ve built hundreds of dazzling outdoor living spaces our clients enjoy and their neighbors envy. This staying power of our company is not by accident, it is well rooted in following best business practices which consistently produce satisfied customers and a successful business.

Best business practices include licensing, insurance and contracts to ensure peace of mind for our clients. As a leader in the outdoor living space building industry and an experienced, reputable contractor, we are licensed and fully insured with workers compensation and general liability insurance. This comprehensive coverage not only covers us while we are working, but protects your premises as well regarding any potential construction-related accidents. In addition to this protection, when choosing to work with us, you’ll receive a detailed contract (which incorporates an exact price quote and project scope), a labeled project rendering, specification sheet and the most expansive customer protection plan/warranty in the industry before construction begins.

Outdoor Living at its best in Clear Creek Township by Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio

From a legal and risk-management perspective, your contract is king. The contract sets the tone and the expectations for any construction project, large or small. Everything from the work description and its price, client responsibilities, payment schedule, method for dealing with amendments to the work, clean up details and even the timing is laid out in the contract. We make every effort to make the customer happy but there are boundaries. If it is not written in the signed contract, it is not and cannot be an expectation…period. This means upon completion, once the work listed on the contract is completed to your satisfaction we are done.

The following aspects of our contract ensure a clear understanding of the responsibilities and expectations of both parties

  • Our Business information – company name, address, phone number and our registered business number
  • customer serviceClient information – Your name, address and phone number and the address of the building work site if it is different than your residential address
  • Date – contract signing date
  • Work description/Project scope – A clear statement or series of statements to spell out precisely what work will be done by our team, including filing and obtaining permits, making the Call Before You Dig phone call to have utility lines marked and any construction related debris removal. Specific references to materials (dimensions, special features and any other details related to the project materials) are to be listed on the specification sheet
  • Price – The total exact price (costs of materials, labor and any taxes)
  • Archadeck differencePayment schedule – Clearly indicates the agreed upon amounts and specific times for payment due at various stages of project completion
  • Client responsibilities – A clear statement of your responsibilities which would cover such tasks as location/marking of underground drain lines and sprinklers and work site clearance and refurbishing upon the completion of our work. (this can include: removal and saving any shrubs, trees or plants you wish to replant, reseeding or sodding areas of the lawn disturbed because of construction, cleaning areas on the exterior of the home in close proximity to said project or the installation of softscapes like mulch or pea gravel)
  • Signature lines – It is vital that the signatures of both parties be included in the contract to make it binding
  • The labeled project rendering, specifications sheet and warranty information (workmanship – one year and structural integrity – five years when Archadeck exerts control as your remodeling contractor) are additional components of the contract documents which help make the process as smooth as possible.

Post construction landscaping (something we NEVER do) and yard repair are items which are not part of our contract and are usually handled by the homeowner after we complete the project. However, yard repair can be coordinated through Archadeck as an above contract item and incurs additional costs which must be negotiated in writing, separately.

hassle-free no textRegarding start and end dates, we schedule by the first in first out concept. Once a crew is assigned to your project they are yours (unless you are advised differently) until they are finished; this is to minimize the disruption in your life. Throughout your project, there will be segments of time during which the crew will not be on the jobsite and this in no way means they are not working on your job. A lot of coordination items such as debris hauls or material runs as well as employee doctor appointments or sick days and inclement weather days require time away from the site. Unfortunately, bad weather today affects everyone in the queue for future start dates.

During our follow-up consultation we take the time prior to signing the contract to talk at length with you regarding each of these aspects of the project, making sure all details are included in the contract and expectations are clearly understood by both parties. This along with consistent, open communication throughout the building process helps to eliminate misunderstandings and validates what you’re getting for your investment.

Screened Porch with stair landing and cover

Ultimately, contracts are similar to building permits, as they are both legal requirements which track the project. They’re to protect everyone involved – the homeowner, the contractor, and the municipality. If differences of opinion occur, permits and contracts serve to guide the relationships to successful completion.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & SouthwestOhio

If you are considering an outdoor living space this year, please allow us to use our award-winning design, construction and customer service skills to partner with you to bring your outdoor living dreams to life. We’d love to hear from you. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040, or via email at at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

Come out and welcome spring in style; at the Dayton Home & Garden show!

Archadeck of West Central and SW OhioArchadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be at the Dayton Home and Garden Show this weekend and we are excited about their newest addition of the Outdoor Living and Landscape Pavilion! If you’ve been thinking about adding a new, or revitalizing your existing outdoor living space, you can’t afford to miss this fantastic home and garden show. As this area’s premiere choice for custom outdoor living structures, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be there where our professional team will be on hand to discuss your outdoor living area needs. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, gazebos, pergolas, Shadetree®Canopies and outdoor living combinations in the Dayton and surrounding areas.

Screened Porch Interior

The Dayton Home and Garden Show provides a great way for homeowners to learn from experts and we enjoy being a part of this event because it grants us the opportunity to meet face to face with homeowners, like you, to talk about the unlimited possibilities for their outdoor living space needs and dreams. Best of all, we know we can help you revitalize your outdoor living area so you can fall in love with your backyard all over again.

Pick your porch pleasure. covered or screened?We look forward to seeing you at the show where we will be hosting a booth located in space #407 showcasing our custom designed and built spaces as well as outdoor living accoutrements like the Big Green Egg and its Eggcessories and Casuwel Outdoor Living Furniture. Come see our photo gallery of the vast array of one-of-a-kind outdoor living environments we’ve created for hundreds of satisfied homeowners…styles which include: curvilinear decks, natural stone hardscapes, deck with connecting patio and fire pit incorporations, screened porch and deck combinations, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, pool side pergolas, and the Ultimate Backyard Oasis in Xenia, OH.  Along with our award-winning designs we’ll have our two newest product additions available for you to see first-hand:

Big Green Egg Mini Max

Big Green Egg Mini Max

The Big Green Egg’s MiniMax outdoor cooker – the same phenomenal culinary results you’ve come to expect from The Big Green Egg and portability of the Mini Egg but with a larger cooking surface and overall volume!

Metropolitan collection

Casuwel’s Metropolitan Collection.

Casuwel Outdoor Living Furniture – stylish and timeless outdoor furniture collection designed with the finest craftsmanship, maximum longevity, performance, and comfort in even the most demanding outdoor climates.

This awesome event will be held at The Dayton Convention Center. Admission to the show is $8 at the door for adults and with free admittance for children twelve and under and active duty service personnel with proper military ID. Presale tickets are $6 at all Kroger locations. Street parking is FREE after 6 PM Friday and Free all day Saturday and Sunday, or $5 at the nearby garage on 5th St.

The Dayton Home and Garden Show Hours:
Friday 12 – 7:00 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 7:00
Sunday 10 AM – 5:00

Dayton Home and Garden Show

For more than twenty-five years we’ve provided award-winning outdoor living spaces to the greater Dayton and Cincinnati region, specializing in custom designed decks, porches, sunrooms and much more. Our team is composed of design consultants, seasoned builders and professional staff and is always ready to assist local homeowners in creating outdoor living environments for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. Together, we can make 2015 the year you begin living your outdoor living dreams. Call or email Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today at wcohio@archadeck.net.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Can’t wait for the show and want to see images of our inspiring outdoor living spaces right now? Visit our extensive photo galleries, located on our website and on Houzz.

When we say award-winning designs, you can be confident we’re not exaggerating

CoTy Award for NARI Contractor of the Year Miami Valley OH 2015 Fresh from our Outdoor Living Brands annual conference, awards in hand, we returned home in time to be notified of another award Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio received. We have also been honored with the Contractor of the Year Award (CotY) from our Miami Valley, OH chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and we could not be any more elated! This is especially exciting for us because this means our distinctive combination outdoor living space in Clear Creek Township, OH won two awards this year, from two different prestigious associations.

Combination outdoor living spaces are considered a favorite amongst clients and builders, so it seems only fitting that our awe-inspiring combination project in Clear Creek Township, OH was the winning design for the CotY in the category of Residential Exterior projects. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio believes an “outdoor living space combination” is achieved when the function and aesthetic assets of two or more outdoor structures are merged within the design and construction to allow them to function as one large space.

Dayton and Cincinnati's premier outdoor living structure designer and builder

For this outdoor living space combination project, our clients expressed their desires for an outdoor living space that allowed them the best of both worlds; a covered porch perfect for dinners al fresco or an escape from inclement weather combined with a large open hardscape upon which they could entertain and bask in the sun during the day as well as enjoy evening celebrations under a star filled night sky. We custom designed and built this combination outdoor living space to fulfill, if not surpass, their outdoor enjoyment wishes as well as create a structure and space that blended seamlessly with their home’s original style. As confirmed by multiple awards for the finished space, we succeeded!!

Waynesville OH outdoor living space expertsThe details of our award-winning space include a spacious open deck and porch finished in all low-maintenance materials. For the covered porch we used Envisions decking in the warm hued “Spiced Teak” for the flooring and stairs, a rustic-inspired pine tongue & groove material for the ceiling, durable white vinyl railings and for continuity, wrapped the porch posts also in white vinyl. The porch stairs graciously step down to the large curved paver patio including an integrated custom fire pit, all of which were constructed with Oberfield Tumbled Pavers in neutral tones to enhance the decking and exterior of the home. To complete the design and provide symmetry, Archadeck Outdoor Living installed a second sconce above the door(s) that lead into the porch. This combination outdoor living space truly exemplifies the visual interpretation of poetry in motion, as you can see in the pictures below.

Details of combination outdoor living project in Clear Creek Township, Waynesville OHThe Miami Valley remodeling industry’s finest contractors make up the membership of the Miami Valley chapter of the NARI. It is both an honor and a privilege to have been selected Contractor of the Year as we were competing against the best of the best in our industry. We consider this a very large feather in our cap and are proud to display this award in our Waynesville, OH showroom along with our many other awards.

Waynesville OH covered porch and deck pavilions

If you’d like to meet members of our award-winning team this weekend, be sure to stop by the Miami Valley Home World show at the Dayton Expo Center this weekend, or next…as Miami Valley’s NARI Contractor of the Year, we would love to see you!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you’re ready to have your own award-winning outdoor living environment custom designed and built for you right in your backyard, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can also email us at westcentralohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

 

See more examples of our award-winning outdoor living spaces by visiting our decks photo gallery, and our pergolas photo gallery, located on our website.

 

We’re going to be at Miami Valley Home World – the show so big, it takes two weekends to see it all

Archadeck of West Central and SW OhioArchadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be at the Miami Valley Home World this weekend
February 6-8 and next weekend, February 13-15! The event will be held at the Airport Expo Center located at 3900 McCauley Drive Vandalia, OH 45377. Admission to the show is $7 per day or $10 for a multi-day pass for adults and children 12 and under get in free. If you’ve been thinking about adding a new, or revitalizing your existing outdoor living space, you won’t want to miss this enormous home show. As the Dayton and Cincinnati area’s premiere choice for custom outdoor living structures, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be there, located in booth #302, where our professional team will be on hand to discuss your outdoor living area needs. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, porches, screen rooms, sunrooms, gazebos and pergolas in the Miami Valley area.

Pergola with three-dimensional coping at base of pillars.

Sometimes it is difficult for homeowners to imagine the full potential of their outdoor living space, and that’s where spending some time at home shows really pays off by getting your creative juices flowing and building excitement for the possibility of new things to come. The Miami Valley Home World event provides a fantastic way for homeowners to learn from experts from the very best of the Miami Valley’s leading general contractors, and remodelers. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio enjoys being a part of this 2 weekend event because it grants us the opportunity to meet face to face with homeowners, like you, to talk about the unlimited possibilities for their outdoor living space needs and dreams. Best of all, we know we can help you revitalize your outdoor living area so you can fall in love with time spent in your backyard all over again.

Dayton and Cincinnati's premier outdoor living structure designer and builder

Since 1990 Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio has been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Dayton, Cincinnati and surrounding region. We specialize in custom designed decks, porches, screened porches, sunrooms, gazebos and pergolas. Our team is comprised of an NARI Certified Remodeler, trained design consultants, and a professional staff and is always ready to assist local homeowners in custom designing and building outdoor living environments for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. Whether you’re in the market for a new screened porch, an updated covered porch and deck combination or any other home improvement project, the Miami Valley Home World show is the place to be to talk with us.

The ultimate backyard room

The ultimate backyard adventure begins with you!

Many of today’s up-to-the-moment outdoor living spaces include two or more components to further enhance outdoor living opportunities right around the corner this spring. These can range from deck and patio combinations, deck, patio and porch combinations, and even combinations that include pergolas, fire features and outdoor kitchens. Bringing your vision of the way you want to live outdoors is what Archadeck and the Miami Valley Home World show is all about!

This spectacular event will be held at the Airport Expo Center located at 3900 McCauley Drive Vandalia, OH 45377. Be sure to stop by our booth #302 to explore the endless choices available in our design combinations. Ticket prices are $7 for individual days; $10 for multi-day pass and admission for children 12 & under is free!

Xenia, OH deck and pergola combination outdoor oasisMiami Valley Home World Show Hours:
Friday 4pm-9pm
Saturday 10am-9pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

If you are ready to transform your backyard into the custom designed outdoor living environment of your dreams, we can customize a design that fits you and your family’s needs, and desires, to a T! Don’t miss this great event, because we look forward to meeting you at the Miami Valley Home World Show or you can call or email Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today for more information at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 wcohio@archadeck.net, you’ll be glad you did!

Can’t wait for the show and want to see images of our inspiring outdoor living spaces right now? Visit our extensive photo galleries, located on our website and on Houzz.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Don’t let the season become the reason for putting your outdoor living plans on hold!

Old Man WinterWinters in Central and Southwest Ohio can be quite frigid. Snow, ice and temperatures that dip well below freezing can make it hard to imagine that warm weather is actually a lot closer than you think. In spite of the song “Baby, it’s cold outside” crooning over the airways during the holiday season many homeowners daydream about the first signs of spring and the satisfaction that comes with spending it outdoors! If an outdoor living space addition is part of your daydream now is the perfect time to move ahead in planning the project you have in mind for the coming year. Choosing to proceed in spite of the season, or weather, comes with a long list of benefits:

Save moneyBeginning now will save you money:  Materials used in outdoor structure construction generally increase with the arrival of the new year. Several factors contribute to this increase, including supply & demand, and even fuel costs. Materials such as premium pressure treated lumber, pavers, railing and composite decking such as TimberTech or AZEK often increase in price with the arrival of a new calendar year. Our consistent building volume allows us to lock in materials with “this” years pricing for you. One way to avoid price increases is to have the contract signed for your addition prior to the end of the calendar year. This will ensure you are locked into this year’s pricing in the event material prices increase in the new year.

Xenia, OH grill area detail with pergola

Xenia, OH grill area detail with pergola.

In some cases building your structure in the later quarters of the year can save money with typically lower interest rates as well as when it comes tax time. In addition, once your structure is complete, you’ll want to furnish and decorate it to complement your current home’s style. All of those “after Christmas” and “end of season” sales will offer you a bounty of savings on outdoor furniture, allowing you to splurge on some of the higher end must have items like outdoor sound systems or state of the art BBQ grills, or even a BIg Green Egg…all while staying within your budget!

Waiting in LineNo standing in line: During the warmer months backlogs and wait times for quality outdoor living space builders, such as Archadeck, can be quite lengthy. Having the foresight to have us plan, design and schedule your outdoor living project in the winter will eliminate having to wait in long lines to have your outdoor living space built and ready to enjoy for the outdoor living season ahead. Naturally, many people think of building outdoor projects in the late spring and summer when the weather is nice and they want to get outside, but sometimes it can be challenging to hire a quality contractor during this time.

Winter spring summer or fallLess impact to the landscape: We design and build outdoor structures for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. Our goal includes creating a space that looks original to your home, no matter what the age or style of architecture your home happens to be. As with any construction project, there will be damage to the landscaping caused by foot traffic and equipment, however, winter constructions inflict less damage to turf grasses and plants (as many are in their period of dormancy during this time), thus preserving your home’s surroundings.

Pressure treated wood multi-level Custom designed deck, Timber Tech Ornamental composite rails with Deckorator pickets and Kichler low voltage deck lights in Butler county West Chester Ohio

Pressure treated wood multi-level Custom designed deck, Timber Tech Ornamental composite rails with Deckorator pickets and Kichler low voltage deck lights in Butler county West Chester Ohio.

Ample curing time for wooden structures: As for protecting the value of your investment, when building with wood, fall and winter projects have more time to cure properly to ensure they are in tip-top shape for the upcoming outdoor living season. A structure built from wood needs to cure for a period of time before the sealer will properly adhere to the wood and promote beneficial protection qualities. By choosing to build during the least humid time of year, your wooden structure will have ample time to cure in preparation to accept the sealer you choose to preserve your investment.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio can also build your outdoor structure combination in stages. Fall/winter may be the perfect time to start the first stage of your desired outdoor living project. If you are considering a deck, screened porch and patio combination, for example, you can take advantage of our staged building option and build the deck structure this winter, then we can add the porch or patio later in the spring. Contact us today to learn more (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040, Email:wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

 

 

Fall is a great time to set the wheels in motion in regards to your anticipated outdoor living space addition!

The new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Cincinnati, OH.

It is the gifts of Mother Nature that make outdoor living so enjoyable and desirable.

Every season has its upside; however, autumn has a fascinating beauty to it. When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. As a lover of this season, I sit in awe as the backdrop of my world comes alive with changes in nature and its color palette. It is this environment that makes outdoor living so enjoyable and desirable. Your outdoor living space allows you to not only appreciate, but share your “little corner of the world”, and its changes, with friends and family.

Pressure treated wood screened gazebo on a wood deck with floating deck benches in Centerville Ohio south of Dayton Ohio

Beautiful PT wood screened gazebo on a wood deck with floating deck benches in Centerville, Ohio.

Did you know that fall is also a great time to initiate or enhance your outdoor living space projects? Naturally, many people think of building outdoor projects in the late spring and summer when the weather is nice and they want to get outside, but sometimes it can be challenging to hire a quality contractor during this time.

If you missed your opportunity this summer, don’t despair. Right now is a great time to hire Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio to get things in place for next year. Projects like decks, covered areas, pergolas and patios are not weather sensitive. Like many wood and masonry projects, they can be completed in any season, but if you begin now, you’ll reap additional savings that are specific to this season.

Xenia, OH deck and pergola combination outdoor oasis

Xenia, OH deck and pergola combination outdoor oasis.

Who doesn’t like to save? There are so many things that can be saved or preserved, like photographs saving moments in time and preserving family memories, but when contracting an outdoor living project, saving time and money while preserving the style and value of your home are of the utmost importance!

Hiring Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio for your fall project saves time for you. The backlog for work is generally shortened moving into the cooler months making it the perfect time to build! Required permit applications and HOA approvals have shorter waiting periods…thus saving time in the overall project schedule. Making the decision to build now will ensure being able to reap the benefits of your new structure sooner and in plenty of time for warm weather. Your time is valuable, so choosing to build this time of year involves less of an interruption to your life, as most people use their yards less during the fall and winter months. Also during the fall there are minimal limitations with construction due to weather so schedules stay on track more…allowing you to plan your next event more accurately.

Choosing to have your outdoor structure designed, scheduled and constructed by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio during the cooler months can save you money for many reasons. As materials typically increase in price at the beginning of a new year, our consistent building volume allows us to lock in materials with “this” years pricing for you. In some cases building your structure in the later quarters of the year can save money with typically lower interest rates as well as when it comes tax time. In addition, once your structure is complete, you’ll want to furnish and decorate it to complement your current home’s style. All of those “end of season” sales will offer you a bounty of savings on outdoor furniture, thus allowing you to splurge a little on some of the higher end must have items like outdoor sound systems and state of the art BBQ grills…all while staying within your budget!

Curved Timber Tech composite deck with style! Located in Washington Twp outside Dayton Ohio

The colors of autumn will soon be taking center stage.

Preservation of your existing structure’s style, surroundings and value are all important aspects of an Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio’s outdoor project. We design and build outdoor structures for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. Our goal includes creating a space that looks original to your home, no matter what the age or style of architecture your home happens to be. As with any construction project, there will be damage to the landscaping caused by foot traffic and equipment, however, fall and winter constructions inflict less damage to turf grasses and plants (as many are in their period of dormancy during this time), thus preserving your home’s surroundings. As for protecting the value of your investment, when building with wood, fall and winter projects have more time to cure properly to ensure they are in tip-top shape for the upcoming outdoor living season. A structure built from wood needs to cure for a period of time before the sealer will properly adhere to the wood and promote beneficial protection qualities. By choosing to build during the least humid time of year, your wooden structure will have ample time to cure in preparation to accept the sealer you choose to preserve your investment.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Saving you time and money, while preserving the style and value of your home are of the utmost importance to Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio. We can plan, design and build your structure in time to ensure you get the full benefits of your outdoor space when spring arrives and the outdoor living season gets underway.

Our professional and talented staff members are experts at helping homeowners, like you, get the most out of each season with an outdoor structure custom-built by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio. Contact us today to learn more (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040, Email: wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

How to get what you want in your outdoor design the first time around!

Mechanicsburg Ohio unique outdoor living designs

Let us help you bring the backyard you always dreamed about to life!

As part one of our three part series on Planning Designing & Building Considerations to Ensure Your Ideal Outdoor Space, we explore the realm of getting what you want in your outdoor living space design now and ensuring proper planning for future additions:

Have you found yourself filled with regret over your outdoor living space addition? Did you set forth with an ideal in your mind about how you wanted the space to evolve over time as your lifestyle, needs and budget evolves? For example, were you looking forward to adding a patio in the future to use in conjunction with your backyard deck only to find out the placement  you desire isn’t possible with your existing outdoor space? Many homeowners have found themselves in this same situation, wishing they would have planned their space for the here and now, and with future additions in mind.

Enjoyment now, and later:

Archadeck Outdoor Living strives to provide you with an outdoor living space that encompasses everything you want in your particular design, now, and with future additions in mind. Our approach to the design and building process is poised to accommodate the customer needs and desires in every way. This means we help fulfill your wishes in getting everything you are expecting from your design the first time around. From providing the aesthetics you want, to a space allows you to carry out the functions you desire within the space. We even take into consideration any future plans or additions you may have in mind for the future.

Now and Later candy

Just like this classic treat — our outdoor living spaces can bring enjoyment now, and later, where future additions are concerned, with our phased building program!

Of course, in a perfect world, each of our clients would have the ability to be able to build their anticipated outdoor living combination space in one project. We realize that lifestyles and budgets influence and change what is possible and that each project is as individual as the clients we create them for, with that in mind, we offer the flexibility to build your outdoor environment in phases over time. We call this phased, or staged building.

In staged/phased building, Archadeck works with (you) the client to create a “master plan” of their completed project design once all the elements are completed, then, together we choose a starting point to begin.This allows homeowners the freedom to build their ideal backyard in stages making it easier on their budget, and with less of an impact on their lifestyle. Phased building consists of engineering, designing and building your outdoor space in phases so that future additions or amendments can be added easily. This is made possible by building with your future circumstances and the structural integrity of your project in mind. We always take into consideration the traffic flow, unity and functions of how each portion of the design unifies to create a unified outdoor environment.

Our Process:

Xenia, OH deck and pergola combination outdoor oasis

The style, and size of your outdoor furnishings are an important consideration in our design process.

We offer flexibility to our customers through a detailed materials and pricing menu. This menu breaks every facet of your design down to the fasteners used to attach a deck. Each element that goes into creating your outdoor living space is listed such as different composite materials, various railing choices, balusters, even various pergolas to add to your design or lighting packages — it is all listed and broken down a la carte. Our menu also lets you play around with the options and see how different features and colors look together.  It takes the guess-work out of your outdoor structure design. This will allow you, the homeowner, to change, amend or add items to keep your design on target with your intended budget. This feature is also perfect for people who aren’t exactly sure what they want.

In addition, during our consultation, we ask the “right” questions; and leave no “stone unturned” in delivering your ideal design. Along with desired functions and aesthetics, we also inquire about what size and type of outdoor furnishings you intend to utilize within your space. For example, typically a standard-sized outdoor dining table takes up an area 6 feet long and 42 inches wide, with each standard-size outdoor chair taking up an additional two feet. Factor in ample pull out room for each chair will add another two feet per chair. This adds up to a space that takes up a 12′ x 12′ area. In addition to dining tables, most homeowners want a place for seating as well, which will tack on additional space. Once you add side tables and accompaniment pieces, such as end tables or coffee tables, you are looking at more space than most homeowners had anticipated for their furnishings. This is why discussing furniture choices is also an important part of the design process and it is a good idea to have at least some ideas in mind before you meet with us to discuss your design.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are poised to begin planning your anticipated outdoor living project, we can help you get started today on making the backyard of your dreams a reality. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio to learn more at (513) 897 – 2040 or (937) 848-7040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

See more examples of our award-winning outdoor living spaces by visiting our extensive photo galleries located on our website.

 

We can custom design an outdoor living space keeping the originality of your new, or vintage home, center stage

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio stunning pergola addition over existing patio

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio built this stunning pergola addition over an existing patio.

I think many times, homeowners have a preconceived notion of exactly who Archadeck Outdoor Living is. Some may feel that our concentration lies in creating outdoor living spaces from scratch, which is certainly not the case. We cater to homeowners during all phases of remodeling. From the new construction, to the homeowner who is ready to redeck, remodel or upgrade their existing outdoor space. Our projects encompass all areas within West Central and Southwest Ohio including newer homes in areas like Centerville and Washington Township, to the beautiful vintage homes within Oakwood CIty and Kettering.

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio improved the outdoor living area of this ranch style home

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio improved the outdoor living area of this ranch style home.

Keep in mind that a home doesn’t have to be new in order to benefit from a new or upgraded outdoor living space addition.At Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio we design and build outdoor structures for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. Our goal also includes creating a space that looks original to your home, no matter what the age or style of architecture your home happens to be. Our knowledge and experience allow us to design your new deck, patio or outdoor room addition keeping the structural integrity, materials and subtle nuances of your specific home intact and carrying them into your outdoor living space. Whether the style of your home is a 1930’s bungalow, a 1970’s ranch, a Tudor, Georgian or Victorian or a new construction — we can design and build

This new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Cincinnati, OH.

The new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Colerain Township,Cincinnati, OH.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio has been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Dayton, Cincinnati and surrounding region since 1990. We specialize in custom designed decks, porches, screened porches, sunrooms, gazebos, pergolas, and Shadetree®Canopies. We are a NARI Certified Remodeler, trained design consultants, and a professional staff that are a pleasure to work with. We were also awarded the NARI Contractor of the Year Residential Exterior Specialty award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013.

”Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true”

This roof style is very attractive and fits a Victorian house well.

Notice how we designed this screened porch with this home’s Victorian-style architecture in mind.

We invite you to call for a free design consultation .During your consultation we’ll show you past projects, discuss your needs and tastes,how we can design an outdoor space to complement all existing architectural styles, explain your construction material options (including the new, low-maintenance wood alternatives), talk about costs, and measure and photograph your home/lot.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready for the addition of a new outdoor living space, upgrade your existing outdoor living space or remodel an outdoor area to better suit your needs, contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more. We are making  Dayton and Cincinnati more beautiful, one backyard at a time! Call us at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040 or email us at
westcentralohio@archadeck.net

Please visit our extensive outdoor living galleries located on our website, including our deck photo galleries and porches photo gallery, for more inspiration.