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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.

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.

Join us for two weekends of outdoor living inspiration at Miami Valley Homeworld, Feb.7-9 and 14-16!

Spring 2014

Spring begins 3/20/14 — time to set your outdoor living plans in motion!

Did you know spring begins on March 10th? With its arrival hearkens the beginning of the outdoor living season as well!  With warmer weather right around the corner, now is the time to start planning for your outdoor living space addition in time to take advantage of the upcoming season. With that in mind, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will be at  Miami Valley Homeworld taking place at the Dayton Airport Expo Center in Vandalia, OH on February 7-9 and February 14-16, 2014. Tickets for the event are $7 for a single Day Pass and $10 for an unlimited pass giving you access to both weekends!

We will be located in booth #302 and our talented, award-winning team will be on hand to answer all your questions and help you begin living your outdoor living dreams.

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio

Come by and see us at Miami Valley Homeworld this weekend and next!

Hours for Homeworld for both weekends are as follows:

  • Fridays 4pm-9pm
  • Saturdays 10am-9pm
  • Sundays 10am-5pm

Homeworld is a double weekend event filled with innovative displays showcasing the latest trends in design and product offerings. In addition to exploring the highest quality displays, you will have the opportunity to talk directly with local experts and get the advice you need to help you with your home improvement projects. The expo is designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. If you’re thinking of adding or amending your outdoor living space, this is the home show you can’t afford to miss.

Multi level deck in Colerain Township

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

Spring is right around the corner

Spring is right around the corner!

There will also be plenty of convenient parking available. 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.

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

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”

For more inspiring outdoor living space ideas please visit our deck photo galleries, and our outdoor room photo galleries located on our website.