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Why quality is imperative in each facet of your outdoor living space project:

As the final installment in our three part series on Planning Designing & Building Considerations to Ensure Your Ideal Outdoor Space, we discuss the importance of quality in every facet of your project.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio showroom.

The biggest benefit of having Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio design and build your outdoor space is knowing your structure is designed and built to the highest standards of quality. Our construction techniques are mandated across the entire Archadeck network. On average, our decks are built to exceed code by fifty percent to ensure a strong sturdy structure with longevity in mind.

I am sure you, yourself, have heard a horror story from someone you may know, or seen a video of a dangerous deck collapse on the six-o’-clock news at some point. These scenarios are just an example of the shortcuts “fly-by-night” and inexperienced builders are willing to take in order to make a quick dollar at the expense of your family’s safety. Always keep in mind, as the old adage goes: “The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is gone.”

Take a look at the dark side of outdoor structure building..

Take a look at the dark side of outdoor structure building…

Archadeck takes pride in building custom outdoor structures with quality built into each facet of even the smallest designs. The attention to detail we pour into the structural and aesthetic aspect of our installations is evident. For example, on a deck construction: deck floorboards are installed diagonally for added structural integrity and visual appeal. (If a parallel or perpendicular decking pattern is desired we will incorporate a diagonal brace below the deck frame.) Boards are typically screwed or installed with hidden fastening system rather than nailed.

Our award winning deck in Spring Valley, OH features a curved, raised area for dining.

Our award winning deck in Spring Valley, OH features a curved, raised area for dining.

Care is taken to design and construct around specific functional issues. In addition, wood grain is aligned perpendicular with the traffic pattern to reduce the opportunity for splinters on bare feet if your addition is built from wood. If a hot tub is planned, a multi-tier design is often recommended for aesthetic appeal and convenient access to both the tub and control panels. Interesting angles are employed on most all of our deck designs to avoid an unimaginative, “boxy” appearance, this includes curved decking features which are not only stunning they deliver a better “flow” within your space!

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.

Our quality and construction standards also emphasize attention to detail for a stylish, finished look. Risers are incorporated on stairs, trim hides unsightly board ends, and hidden fastener systems are employed where applicable. We believe that small extra efforts give you a huge return on investment in both structural longevity and the capability to fall in love with your outdoor environment again, year after year, season after season!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are  looking for the best source for a quality designed, engineered and built 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 (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.”