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THIS is the season for decks and redecks — and don’t forget the shade covering, too!

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

2017 is shaping up to be “The Year of The Deck” around Cincinnati and Dayton. We get so many calls for decks this time of year! With fall weather around the corner, are you suddenly wishing you had a deck?

Decks are ideal for sitting outside and relaxing. Perfect for sharing time with family and friends. Lovely for evenings under the stars and for grilling and dining al fresco, day or night. Decks are especially great for parties (if you like parties).

When you step out through your back door, do you take a step or two (or more) down before you reach the ground? If so, then you need a deck!

Decks may seem very straightforward, but you’ll have to make some decisions. We can help you with that. Here are some of the decisions many clients are exploring when they call Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio for information about adding a deck to the home:

Do you need a new deck or a redeck?

If you have an older deck and you’re thinking about replacing it, you may have the option of redecking instead of starting from scratch with a new deck. This can save you some money, but before we can commit to redecking we’ll need to examine your current deck. If the underlying structure is still sound and in good condition, we may be able to use it. If so, we’ll replace the surface decking boards along with the steps, railings and pickets.

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 OhioWould you prefer natural wood or one of the composite decking products now available?

Some homeowners prefer real wood, and that’s fine if you’re willing to perform the tasks of regular deck maintenance — or hire someone to do the work for you each year. Without annual cleaning, staining and resealing, a wooden deck will not look its best and can deteriorate more quickly than you’d expect.

Composite decking boards are looking more like natural wood every day. Decks built with composite decking materials such as AZEK or TimberTech will retain their like-new appearance with minimal maintenance on your part. The trade-off is the cost, because these decks are more expensive. Many homeowners decide the cost of composite decking is more than offset by its maintenance-free durability and longevity.

Will you redeck with natural wood or composite?

If you are hoping for redecking rather than tearing down the old deck and building a new one, you will still need to decide whether you want natural wood or composite decking. Even if your original deck was made entirely of natural wood, we can switch to composite decking for the redeck. Many clients choose to redeck purely for this reason. They are no longer willing to perform the upkeep that natural wood requires, so they are ready to make the switch to low-maintenance materials.

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 just for outdoor dining.

How large will your deck be?

You’re not limited to the 10×12-foot builder-grade deck size you may have seen on some new homes. When it comes to deck size, we encourage the homeowner to consider all of the ways you’ll want to use the deck. Will it serve more than one function? Would you like your deck to have several sections for different purposes?

If you’ll be grilling out on the deck, you may want to use an area near the grill for a dining table and chairs. When you’re considering the deck size, you need to allow plenty of room for people to pull their chairs out from the table and for other guests to pass behind them comfortably. When it’s not mealtime, you might prefer to sit on a couch, love seat, or other comfortable outdoor lounge furniture. So already we’re looking at three areas on the deck for grilling, dining and lounging. Be sure you plan enough space for various activities.

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

Are you considering a deck-and-patio combination?

We can show you many examples of outdoor living space combinations, including hardscapes, we have designed and built for Dayton and Cincinnati area homeowners. The more you use your outdoor space, the more space you may need! Especially if you enjoy entertaining outdoors, the deck-and-patio combination will give you more room for separate dining and seating areas — even room for a fire pit or outdoor fireplace and a seating wall.

Shadetree Canopy retractable awnings installed over a mahogany deck in Butler Township just north of Dayton Ohio

Shadetree Canopy retractable awnings installed over a mahogany deck in Butler Township just north of Dayton,Ohio.

Don’t forget to include a shade covering in your design!

Whether it’s a pergola or retractable canopy, shade covering doesn’t need to be an afterthought. We recommend planning for shade during the initial design of your outdoor living project. Shade may not be a concern going into fall, but when spring and summer roll back around, you’ll be glad you planned ahead for protection from the sun’s brutal UV rays.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is an authorized dealer and installer for several companies that provide shade solutions:

Equinox pergolas

Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers

ShadeTree Retractable Canopy Systems

ShadeFX retractable canopies

Pergolas are attractive and provide visual impact to any outdoor living space, but in some locations they do not provide enough shade. Some of the products listed above can be combined with a pergola for just the right mix of function and beauty, while some offer an alternative to pergolas. Also, some of these shade products can protect you from the rain. Let us help you decide which of these would work best with your deck or deck-and-patio combination.

If you are interested in a new deck or redeck, with or without a patio or shade cover, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040, or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

 

Don’t miss the Second Saturday stroll this weekend!

second saturdayArchadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will be open during the 2nd Saturday Street Fair this weekend — Saturday from 11-2 our showroom will be open for perusing our extensive portfolio of all things outdoor living. As America’s Deck and Porch Builder®” we have been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Miami Valley since 1990. Specializing in custom designed decks, porches, patios, screened rooms, sunrooms, gazebos and pergolas. We are also your local dealer for the Big Green Egg Arteflame Grills, Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers and much more!

We are a NARI Certified Remodeler with a staff of trained design consultants, and a professional staff to deliver the dazzling outdoor living experience that you will enjoy and your neighbors will envy.Kettering, OH dream deck winner

Stop by our showroom at 237 South Main Street in Waynesville during the Second Saturday Stroll event to learn how to heighten your outdoor living experience. Our Big Green “Egg-spert” will be on hand and our talented design team will be available to answer any and all questions if you are considering the addition of a custom outdoor living space! The day promises to be fun and fulfilling!Big Green Egg

Contact us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net, or come see us this weekend so you don’t miss this opportunity.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

The 47th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is this weekend — don’t miss it!

sauerkraut2016finalArchadeck Outdoor Living is excited to announce our participation in a beloved annual event that has been a cherished part of Waynesville for 47 years —  the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival.  This year promises more than just sauerkraut, with over 450 vendors  participating. Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will also be participating and our talented design team will be on hand to discuss your outdoor living aspirations and to demonstrate the culinary wonders possible with a Big Green Egg!

sauerkraut-festival-2016The history of the festival began in 1970 after a group of Waynesville’s retail merchants began planning a sideewalk sale and it was suggested that a sauerkraut dinner be part of the event.  With this decision, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival was born! The first festival took place on October 3rd, 1970 where 538 pounds of the “sauer” stuff was served to around 1500 attendees. Over the years, word quickly spread of the delicious food, unique crafts and lively entertainment. Today, festival serves 7 tons of sauerkraut and attracts approximately 350,000 visitors each year to browse among the over 450 craft booths and sample the offerings from more than 30 different food booths. It continues to be one of the top quality festivals in the United States, attracting visitors and vendors from every state across the Nation. Vendors come from as far as Hawaii, Florida and California to participate in the festival.

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

The festival is a top-ranked event in Ohio and features an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, antiques, food and outdoor living! This event will provide you with the perfect opportunity to shop for the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for those on your holiday gift list, including Archadeck Outdoor Living’s wide selection of Big Green Eggs and Eggcessories.

Sauerkraut with apple and roast potato prepared on the Big Green Egg.

Sauerkraut with apple and roast potato prepared on the Big Green Egg.

We will be here at our showroom to welcome you and offer a demonstration of the culinary wonders possible on the Big Green Egg. We will be located behind the vendor tents in the front yard of our showroom located in beautiful historic Waynesville on 237 South Main Street, it is okay to move beyond and around the tents to reach us! Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is the Dayton and Cincinnati’s area premiere deck and porch builder. In addition to creating memorable outdoor living spaces, we are also your local dealer for Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers, Arteflame Outdoor Grills and  your local authorized Big Green Egg dealer and much more!

Dates & times for the festival are:

  • October 8th 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • October 9th 9:00am – 6:00pm

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is always held the second full weekend of October.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Stop by our showroom to sample tasty treats cooked on our Big Green Egg, peruse our outdoor living displays and learn how we can transform your outdoor living from “sour” to “sweet” with a custom deck, porch, patio or combination space in your backyard!  You can also reach us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 and via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

 

 

This Lumon Patio Cover Transformed This Forest Park Home and Backyard!

Forest Park in Cincinnati Patio Cover AdditionOne of our most recent projects in the Forest Park neighborhood of Cincinnati is the addition of a Lumon Natural Light patio cover. Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is the local Lumon Patio Cover distributor and these patio covers are innovative and can totally transform a space.

These covers protect 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.

Even though these are called patio covers, they are not solely engineered for just patios. For this particular project, we installed the cover over an existing deck and as the old adage goes a picture is worth 1,000 words

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This image shows the existing deck prior to installing the cover.

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This image shows the new Lumon Natural Light patio cover addition — wow!

As you can see from the before and after images the difference is compelling. Not only does the new patio cover allow these avid birdwatchers unbridled outdoor enjoyment, the addition also creates minimal loss of light within the home. The reason we make mention of this is due to the fact many alternate covered outdoor living spaces can lead to a loss of natural light within the interior of the home itself. However, the nature of the Lumon patio cover enables plenty of sunlight to flow into the home with very little impact. The Forest Park homeowners actually mentioned that their kitchen seems brighter and lighter since the addition was installed!

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These patio covers can be installed in a variety of settings, from brick, siding, and stucco walls to fascia and rooftop attachments. Virtually any application offers a versatile solution for your home in a wide range of sizes to turn any outdoor living space into an outdoor oasis.

Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers

Lumon’s patio systems are also available in glass, offering you full visibility in a sleek European design. Give your patio that wow factor! Our acrylic roof excels in hotter areas, as it blocks up to 75% of the sun’s heat while still letting in the natural light. In addition, these patio covers can be fully or partially enclosed to create a covered porch, patio or sunroom.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are in the market for making the most out of the time you and your loved ones spend outdoors through utilization of an existing structure, or you want to start anew, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio to get the ball rolling. You can reach us at  (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040 and via email at: wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

 

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.

Lumon patio covers will help you make the most out of the time you spend outdoors!

Cathedral lumon patio coverArchadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is your one-stop for all things outdoor living. We provide Dayton and Cincinnati area homeowners with a wide range of outdoor living options to make the most of the time spent outdoors. From custom designed and built outdoor living spaces to being your local dealer for Big Green Egg cookers — we have many choices to enhance your backyard, your home, your property and most of all, your lifestyle. With this in mind, we have just added another option for homeowners’ to experience the outdoors without the threat of rainy weather or the hot afternoon sun. Lumon natural light patio covers are our newest introduction to increase your outdoor livability — rain or shine!

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What are 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 ten-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 thirty-year non-yellowing warranty to back this guarantee.

Lumon Patio Covers

These patio covers can be installed in a variety of settings, from brick, siding, and stucco walls to fascia and rooftop attachments. Virtually any application offers a versatile solution for your home in a wide range of sizes to turn any outdoor living space into an outdoor oasis!

Lumon’s patio systems are also available in glass, offering you full visibility in a sleek European design. Give your patio that wow factor! Our acrylic roof excels in hotter areas, as it blocks up to seventy-five percent of the sun’s heat while still letting in the natural light. Unlike other patio and porch enclosure and covers that block the natural light into your space, natural light patio covers are true to their namesake of allowing natural light to fill your space without the negative elements that come along with the sun such as heat and dangerous UV rays. This means more natural light will fill your outdoor living space as well as the interior spaces adjacent to your addition.

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Lumon’s patio covers can be fully or partially enclosed as a porch cover, three-season room or sunroom, if you’re looking for shelter from wind, bugs, and debris as well as the rain or scorching sun. You can feel confident in setting long-term goals for your outdoor living space, and get started on your outdoor living season aspirations now. In addition, sustainable development and respect for nature are essential to Lumon. The materials that we work with are recyclable. Moreover, all production material remnants are recycled to produce new products.

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 enjoy the best the outdoors has to offer, rain or shine, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more about Lumon natural light patio covers and our custom covered porch,  three-season rooms and sunroom designs today. You can reach us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040  or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

 

When it comes to outdoor rooms, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio has got you covered

screened porch over new composite deckIt appears that homeowners are now looking outside when thinking about changes that they can make to their home with an increased focus on fostering outdoor living environments; more specifically the outdoor room. An outdoor room is defined as any outdoor space that can provide a relaxed setting reminiscent of the comforts found within most interior living or family rooms. Covered porches, screened porches, sunrooms, and three and four season rooms are great examples of sheltered outdoor rooms that extend living spaces and the hours of leisure at home.

Mosquito in the rainHere in the Miami Valley area, having a comfortable outdoor room designed and built by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio can be very beneficial. A well planned and designed outdoor space will function effortlessly and provide a positive impact on the way you live outdoors. Considering we are experiencing one of the wettest summers on record, outdoor rooms are the perfect solution to enjoy your backyard during rain and inclement weather, for escaping the humidity and heat and of course pesky pests of summer, like the mosquito.

Hectic schedules, rushing around for work and looking after our families, make the additional escape provided by an outdoor room very appealing. With so many covered space options, we invite you to explore the benefits of each of these wonderful outdoor structures in order to help you gain better knowledge of which space would best suit your family’s backyard needs.

  • Cathedral lumon patio coverLumon Patio Covers – protection from damaging UV rays, unbearable heat, and harsh weather, with shatter-resistant sheets that are backed by a ten-year hail warranty. Our Lumon natural light patio covers also feature the most weatherable polymer on the market. Unlike plastic patio covers, ACRYLITE® will not yellow or become brittle, and we offer a three-year non-yellowing warranty to back this guarantee.
  • The Covered Porch – Also referred to as “open porches” because they are protected from sun and unpredictable summer rainstorms, the covered porch offers the benefit of circulating fresh air with the bonus of a roof that provides shelter from the elements.

Elegant covered porch addition in ClearCreek Township, Waynesville OH

  • The Screened Porch – Giving you all the benefits of a covered porch plus one additional big benefit…protection from bugs! Keeping insects such as mosquitoes out of your outdoor living space is a huge benefit of having a screened porch. Keeping the bugs at bay will enable you to enjoy your porch late into the night without worry of being outside at the same time as mosquitoes.

Screen Eze screen system allows large spans and becomes almost invisible with the rails placed outside the screen.

  • The Three-season room – Sturdier than your average screened in porch or enclosed deck, a three season room addition is a good option for homeowners who want to enjoy outdoor living in style but don’t need the living space available all year long. For the windows, we use single-pane glass windows or the SCREENEZE porch enclosure system (the best of both worlds, screen when you want it, or a more enclosed “windowed” room when you want it too) for unfettered use of the space in spring, summer and fall.
  • SunroomThe Sunroom – Sometimes referred to as four season room, all-season or year round room, this option is integrated into the construction of your home, existing roof line and exterior. For ultimate climate control, we install insulated glass windows and insulation in the roof, floors and walls, for use of the room year-round.

Additionally, a return on investment of nearly eighty-percent can be recouped from a covered porch in the resale value of a home. Typically screened porches are not included in the square footage of a listing, but in people’s minds, it’s an extra room, that registers as additional living space.

Screened Porch with stair landing and cover

Maximize the time that you are able to enjoy the space as well as gain added comfort and protection while outdoors with any one of these covered structures styles for your outdoor room. There is no end to the amount of style, versatility and comfort a new outdoor room by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio can add to your home. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, patios, sunrooms, pergolas, three and four season rooms and outdoor living combinations throughout the Miami Valley area and surrounding counties. 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 designed and built for your enjoyment.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us today to learn more, our consultation is free but the benefits are priceless! You may reach us by phone at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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