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To add a new deck or redeck? — That is the question

The new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Cincinnati, OH.When a homeowner comes to us and requests we create a new outdoor living space for them, it is sometimes possible that their existing deck can be re-decked, upgraded and in some cases even expanded upon to achieve their goal. As “America’s Deck and Porch Builder®” Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio has been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Miami Valley since 1990. Among our many specialties is custom designed decks. As a NARI Certified Remodeler we can often expand upon and customize what is already present in your backyard space in order to deliver you the backyard of your dreams!

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.

Elaborating upon the design of your existing deck can include redecking the existing decking boards from aged wood to new, top-quality wood again, wood to a low-maintenance synthetic that is easier to care for and will outlast pressure treated wood by a long shot, adding character with a dynamic shape, expanding the size of your existing deck, railing upgrades and even a directional change in the stairs. In some cases these upgrades are possible by utilizing the substructure and footings of your existing deck.

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.

New deck or redeck? — that is the question

Ultimately, the first step in determining if your existing deck is a good candidate for redecking is to have it evaluated by a reputable deck builder such as Archadeck. If the substructure (which is the base that the deck is built on) is in good shape, you may be able to save money and time by redecking instead of tearing down your old deck and starting from scratch with a new one. The key elements we need to evaluate to determine if your deck is a candidate will include the quality and structural integrity of the original substructure and how it has weathered over time. We will also determine If any applicable building codes have changed since the deck was originally installed, if the deck fits all the criteria required for redecking, we will make sure it complies with those new building codes as well.

Oakwood Ohio rooftop deck

Oakwood,OH, rooftop redecked by Archadeck.

Once your existing deck is deemed a good candidate for redecking, we will then work with you to help you choose the material that best fits your needs and budget. Here at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, we have many decking materials to choose from. We can help you decide on a wood or synthetic decking material. Synthetic materials such as composites, capstock and solid PVC are composed of elements that stabilize and protect them from UV damage. These materials also have several advantages over most species of wood. The synthetic material is much less likely to crack or chip, and are impoervious to insects such as termites. An added benefit to choosing synthetic is that it will never have to be treated or stained. We use only the highest quality synthetics on the market, such as TimberTech, Fiberon and AZEK.

Xenia, OH grill area detail with pergolaSome of our customers also opt to redeck using quality pressure treated wood or even a hardwood such as Ipe, but, if you are tired of the endless maintenance required to preserve your wood deck, a composite material may be the best answer because it is easier to maintain and lasts longer than wood.

In addition to redecking the surface of your existing deck we may also be able to upgrade your existing deck. This is where we expand your smaller deck by redecking the original space and building out from there. This prevents the cost and time associated with installing a whole new foundation, only the incremental extension. This will enable the addition of other structural amenities such as integrated bench seating, replace or upgrade your existing railing, add a pergola or covered area for shade, or even change the direction and flow of the stairs–redecking makes the perfect time to do it all!  We have a huge menu of option to help you to pick the colors, features and design options that best suit your needs. The possibilities and options are truly endless.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready to breath new life into your tired backyard deck and add years of outdoor living enjoyment contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to see if your existing deck is a candidate for redecking! Contact us today at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

 

 

 

Archadeck Outdoor Living discusses the benefits of turning this year’s tax refund into a home investment!

Archadeck Outdoor Living discusses the benefits of turning this year's tax refund into a home investment!Tax time is in full swing as the filing deadline quickly approaches many Dayton and Cincinnati homeowners are making plans on how to spend the money they look forward to getting back on their tax refund this year. In the creature comfort world we live in, it is sometimes easy to make a decision to invest in items that yield little or no return on investment nor do they hold their value. Savvy homeowners, however, now view their tax refund as an opportunity to invest in their home and a way to make their back yard the perfect space to spend free time relaxing and unwinding.

Screened porch deck combinations

Imagine having a backyard that allows you to enjoy a staycation during any season!

In the past, getting a bonus or refund might have been a good indication that it was time for a family vacation. But, times have changed and homeowners are smarter and now opting to create a great “staycation” environment in their own backyards rather than investing in an empty-ended vacation with no return on investment.

Each year, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio sees a spike in its web site traffic around tax time — which makes perfect sense.  First, the weather is warming up and people are stepping into their yards and thinking how great it would be to have a new deck, patio, or porch.  And as homeowners’ are finishing their tax returns they realize that they may have some extra money to invest in outdoor living space improvements.

Imagine being able to have the deck, patio, porch or sunroom you have always dreamed of. Not only will the addition of an outdoor living space increase the value of your home, it will add immeasurable return on the enjoyment you and your family will get! Take a peek at just a few ideas you could bring to life in your own backyard:

Kettering, OH dream deck winner

Imagine having a deck that functions as an extension of your indoor living space with easy accessibility to your home and backyard. This deck in Kettering, OH, has multiple levels for maximum enjoyment — with areas for relaxing an outdoor dining. This space also includes romantic deck lighting to enhance evenings outdoors!

Recent sunroom addition by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

This sunroom and deck combination outdoor living space provides these Miami Township homeowners the best of both worlds. The sunroom is beautifully rustic with an all cedar exterior and even makes outdoor living in the evening easy with integrated outdoor lighting!

Waynesville OH covered porch and deck pavilions
Our recent project in Waynesville, OH, delivers the “complete” package in an outdoor living environment that includes a deck, covered porch, hardscape patio and cozy fire pit.

These projects serve as just a few examples of our extensive portfolio of outdoor living structures. Our quality design service is combined with our innovative detailed pricing menu that is geared toward bringing the backyard of your dreams to life an enjoyable experience. We take great pride in being the area’s premier design and build firm for outdoor living spaces and all the trimmings! Our goal is to design and build a project that will not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready to begin planning an addition that will be a treasured asset to your home, we can help you get started with a design consultation that is focused around you and your vision! 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.”

The warm weather is here…do you wish your new outdoor living space was too?

PlansHere at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio we do client consultations for hundreds of homeowners each year and periodically we encounter some who get their perfect space designed but then have to put it on hold for various reasons. They just can’t move forward in pursuing their outdoor living structure project at that moment, but will get back to it a little later. For these homeowners, the good news is that there is never an expiration date on their dream space design, but the bad news is that the pricing for raw materials will more than likely increase. As an alternative, did you know that you can lock-in this year’s pricing and project schedule?

This deck, patio and fire pit flow naturally as one outdoor room!Stop putting your outdoor living space dreams on hold… now is the time to act in order to lock-in this year’s pricing and project schedule! These can include re-decking projects, outdoor room (porch) additions, patios, and amenity additions such as fire pits, fireplaces, and especially outdoor kitchens.  Wouldn’t you love to have that screened porch built in time to watch the colors of fall, or that fire pit to roast marshmallows to your heart’s content during autumn?? You can, but you need to get on the schedule as soon as possible!

NOW is the time to move forward if you want your space built and ready for enjoyment this year! Keep in mind, when dealing with a quality builder wait times can be longer, especially during the outdoor living season. With the summer being our busiest time of the year, our construction crews are booked several weeks out and if you are holding out on a design the schedule is filling up FAST!

The new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Cincinnati, OH.Prices on synthetic/composite materials are can increase throughout the year as building continues and demand increases. By deciding to move ahead with your intended outdoor space and have it designed, planned and scheduled now, it will ensure you can lock into your pricing module for materials and not have to deal with a headache. Making the decision to schedule now will make certain that you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your new structure sooner too!

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio designs and builds year-round!  We can also design and build your dream backyard in stages as part of our staged building program. With this in mind, any time is the perfect time to start the first stage of your desired outdoor living project. If you are considering a deck, patio and fire pit combination for example, you can take advantage of our staged building option and build the deck now and then we can add the patio and fire pit later in the fall, or as your lifestyle and budget sees fit. With our staged building program the choice is yours.

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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 before fall arrives and the outdoor living season really heats up.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

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.

Our Incredible Backyard Transformations Will Leave You Breathless!

Sometimes it is difficult for homeowners to imagine what their outdoor living space could be if given the attention it deserves. Bringing your vision of the way you want to live outdoors is what Archadeck outdoor living is all about!

The Wright Brothers, 1903, photo courtesy of wrightbrothers.org

The Wright Brothers, 1903, photo courtesy of wrightbrothers.org

We have put together a video showing dramatic before & after outdoor space transformations we have completed here in West Central and Southwest Ohio. From a new deck in Fairborn Ohio where we got the material for the new deck from the same lumber supplier that the Wright Brothers got wood for the first airplanes, to a welcoming front porch makeover and hardscape addition in Dayton!

Our goal at Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is to design a space for you, and your family and the way you live. We pass on our experience with outdoor structures to help match you with the right outdoor living space to bring your vision to life! Making functionality a top priority is a must for a successful project. Each project and each customer is different so listening and being open and receptive is crucial to the design development process. We really strive to create spaces our clients will love and that will make their home and landscape more beautiful. We strive to create spaces that look original to your existing home. Yes, we do the design work for each of our projects, but in reality they are designed in partnership with our clients making each design a collaboration!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready 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 and 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.”

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