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Why Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is the Dayton & Cincinnati area’s trusted outdoor living space advisor

Have you ever had a vision of what you wanted in an outdoor project but was unable to convey this to the salesperson while researching companies for your project?

Have you ever had a vision of what you wanted in an outdoor project but was unable to convey this to the salesperson while researching companies for your project?

Have you ever had a vision of what you wanted in an outdoor project but was unable to convey this to the salesperson while researching companies for your project?  This recently happened to a couple I encountered attending the Miami Valley Home World Show, looking to add a backyard deck to their home.  My booth was in close proximity where I overheard the conversation this couple had with my competitor’s sales people.  This couple wanted several features included on their proposed deck but the conversation with the sales people went along the lines of “No, you can’t do it that way.  You have to do it THIS (my) way.”  By the time the couple reached my booth, they were tired, confused and frustrated. They were turned off to the fact that they may not even be able to have their project completed as they wanted.

  • Say “NO” to a one size fits all builder
Say "NO" to a one size fits all builder

Say “NO” to a one size fits all builder,

As tired and frustrated as this couple was, I encouraged them to communicate the features they had in mind for their anticipated deck.  I listened carefully, to what they wanted and showed them the different options that are available.  They seemed relieved to have someone take their concerns seriously and not try to pigeon-hole their concept into a “one size fits all” mentality.  By truly “listening” to this couple I was able to communicate to them they could choose what options they wanted and a design that best fits their budget.

2012 Contractor of the Year, Miami Valley NARI Residential Exterior-Deck. This custom designed deck in Cincinnati, Colerain Twp, Hamilton county Ohio 45239 suits this Tudor style house superbly

2012 Contractor of the Year, Miami Valley NARI Residential Exterior-Deck. This custom designed deck in Cincinnati, Colerain Twp, Hamilton county Ohio.

Witnessing and becoming a part of this couple’s inquiry process really made me understand the difference between a sales person who is interested in only driving their sales and not doing what is in the best interest of the client,  and a trusted advisor.  We at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio are your trusted outdoor living space advisors, our goal is to bring  your vision and concept to life.

For over twenty-six year Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio “America’s Deck and Porch Builder®” has been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Miami Valley. We specialize in custom designed decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, gazebos, pergolas,  and Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers. With a professional staff of trained design consultants and a NARI Certified Remodeler, we deliver the dazzling outdoor living experience that you will enjoy and your neighbors will envy.

Kettering OH TT dream deck

Dream deck in Kettering, OH, by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at a few of the reviews generated from satisfied customers.  Our motto is “A satisfied customer is the strongest proof of our performance.

“Quality work, and more importantly, great owner who is responsive to his customers before and after the sale. It’s obvious Tim cares about the work his company is doing.”
— Christopher G. of Dayton, OH

“Very professional group, no surprises, excellent communication. First rate on the workmanship, materials and quality. I would highly recommend to friends and family.”
— Original review left on Houzz

“We appreciate that Archadeck (Tim) listened to our wants and needs and helped design a pergola that met ( in fact exceeded ) our goals. We have rec’d lots of positive feedback from friends/neighbors and we are enjoying the extra outdoor living space. Happy customers !!”
— Ken D. in Waynesville, OH

“Archadeck built our back yard deck. Our first appointment was very productive. Tim brought his portfolio of past projects and asked about personal preferences. He was very respectful of my choices and budget. Our second appointment was just as productive. I went to his show room and was able to view / judge the different products offered. The project started much later than the approximate date I was given; however, once started it was finished in a timely manner. The workers were very professional and knowledgeable. Their work ethic was commendable (showed up on time and worked very hard in inclement weather to get the job done).”
— Original review left on Houzz

You can read more reviews and testimonials from our customers by visiting our review page listed on our website and our Houzz profile.

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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 on making the backyard of your dreams a reality. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can at also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio discusses the endless benefits of utilizing an under-deck guttering system

Spring Valley OH CoTY award nominee for specialty deck

Our beautiful deck in Spring Valley, OH features an Under deck guttering system.

The ideal outdoor living space for most homeowners is not only beautiful, but is also loaded with functional and versatility. One of the most commonly ignored areas of an outdoor living space on projects that include an elevated or 2nd story deck is the space under the deck. Here at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio, we take the area under your deck into consideration as viable outdoor living space each time we design a new elevated or 2nd story deck, or re-decking project. By using an under-deck guttering system, we are able to provide an outdoor living space that allows you to “have your cake and eat it too”… so to speak!

Whether you have an existing 2nd story deck or are considering adding a new one from scratch, taking advantage of the area below your deck can be a great way to create two outdoor living spaces out of one. Normally, the spaces between the deck boards will cause water to drip down below which can keep you from enjoying the space under your deck in wet weather. We are able to add an under decking system to your deck that prevents any water from dripping down through the decking boards. This is critical when creating an under-deck outdoor living area, but also when building a porch under a deck.

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio used Dry Snap on this under deck space in Springvalley OH

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio used DrySnap on this under deck space in Springvalley, OH.

Utilizing the space under your deck can also provide outdoor living space at a fraction of the cost of constructing a porch or screened porch from scratch. Here at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio, there are three types of under-deck systems we prefer to use. These are DrySnap under deck rain carrying systems, TimberTech’s DrySpace under deck drainage system and the Trex RainEscape deck drainage system. Though each of these systems operate in much the same way in helping to deliver an under-deck space you and your family can use as a versatile, protected, shade structure, their installation requirements vary.

DrySpace System

DrySpace under decking System.

Both DrySpace and DrySnap Attaches to your new or existing deck joists. Both systems effectively turn lower level patio space into extra leisure and storage space by creating a usable dry space under your deck. The DrySnap system is made up of vinyl ceiling panels that collect and drain water away from your deck space. It also provides a maintenance-free ceiling that covers any unsightly underside areas of your deck resulting in a clean, dry outdoor space you can utilize for a myriad of functions. This system delivers a look similar to that of a charming beadboard finished ceiling. DrySpace is made from solid extruded vinyl which also provides a maintenance free ceiling. The aesthetic differs slightly from that of DrySnap because it resembles the more rustic look of an exposed rafter porch ceiling, which exudes charm and beauty with this finished look.

Trex RainEscape

Trex RainEscape

Trex Rain Escape is similar in that it allows you to also expand your outdoor living space options by allowing rain to flow through the system and onto the ground or into a rain storage system. The only difference is with this system, you will incur additional expense in having to finish the interior ceiling of your space. Where other under deck systems we use are considered “all-inclusive” at the time of installation, this system doesn’t include a finished ceiling. This can be viewed as either a positive or a negative according to what type of ceiling you have in mind for your space.

Installation of DrySnap system.

Installation of DrySnap system.

Your under deck space can be designed to suit many functions. From an open porch or patio setting to a finished screened room that delivers protection from nuisance insects, or maybe a private covered patio off of a walkout basement — the possibilities are endless. Some homeowners are even installing TVs, speakers, ceiling fans and lights to complement their under deck outdoor living areas. Once the space is protected from interference from rain with one of these systems, it may be outfitted with all the same amenities and accoutrements of any other outdoor living space.

If you’ve dreamed of having a protected outdoor living space that is functional during inclement weather and offers shade from the hot afternoon sun in addition to your elevated or 2nd story deck, we can make that dream a reality. This outdoor living combination will make all other “two for one” deals in your life pale by comparison. Contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040
westcentralohio@archadeck.net

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

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

See more examples of our versatile outdoor living spaces by visiting our decks photo gallery, and our patio and hardscapes photo gallery, located on our website.