When we come in to build your deck, we do not have a one-size-fits-all deck that we are going to stick in your yard. Instead, our team works with you to find the best deck for you and your yard. There is no project too big or too small. If you have space for a deck (and want one), then we can make it happen.
The next time that you find yourself in your yard, not able to fully enjoy being outdoors, or if there is some comfort lacking from your life, then give us a call.
With years of experience, we have the skills to bring your dreams to life. We will work with you to build what you need, and, then, you get to sit back, relax, and enjoy your downtime.
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Deck Material Options
One of the pitfalls that many DIY deck-builders fall into is using regular wood and sealing it with paint or sealant, expecting to keep out the UV rays and moisture. What you really need is pressure-treated wood, and that is exactly what we use.
Pressure-treated wood is wood that has undergone a process to force water and preservatives through the wood to further extend its life. Not only is pressure-treated wood resistant to moisture and sunlight, but it can also last for years when buried in soil. It is the perfect type of wood for a deck.
You may notice that pressure-treated wood is wet on arrival, but, don’t worry, the water soon evaporates, leaving only the preservatives. Pressure-teated wood can then be finished just as regular wood would be.
Cost Of Pressure-Treated Decking: About $2.35 per sq. ft.
Composite decking looks and feels a lot like wood, but it is actually a manmade product crafted from wood fibers, plastics, and bonding agents. This gives the material a lot of durability, and it will last a lot longer than pressure-treated wood.
The main benefit of this material is that it needs little maintenance. If you do not have the time to care for your deck, then eliminate that worry by investing a little more in this material. The fact that you do not need to replace composite decking as often means that you can save money over the lifespan of the deck.
Composite decking is also slip-resistant, making it a great choice for more humid climates or around pools. If you are worried about slipping, this material will put your mind at ease.
Cost Of Composite Decking: About $7.80 per sq. ft.
For the ultimate in waterproofing, vinyl decking is the way to go. Vinyl (or PVC) decking is a plastic decking that is fully recyclable along with being insect resistant. Where insects can burrow into wood decks, they cannot burrow into vinyl.
Vinyl decking does not usually look like wood, though you can find some that does. It comes with its own aesthetic appeal, and many people are attracted to the way that it looks. It is also extremely durable and does not suffer from cracks and splintering.
Vinyl is another material that is low-maintenance and will last for a long time. It is also extremely easy to clean, and you can mop your deck after sweeping it. Give us a call to find out if vinyl is right for you.
Cost Of Vinyl Decking: About $7.50 per sq. ft. for hollow core; $9.50 solid core
To Hire Us
At Atlanta Decking Pros, our goal is to build decks in Atlanta and surrounding Atlanta metro areas.
Reasons why you should choose us:
1. With decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to deck building and can handle anything.
2. Unlike many contractors, we actually answer the phone and always act professional.
3. Nobody is more experienced at building outdoor living spaces for the whole family.
Types Of Decks
Floating decks are built just above the ground or grade level, and are called floating decks as they ‘float’ above the ground below. They are one of the most common deck types requested, and they are also easy to build and install.
There are many advantages of a floating deck, and they are a popular choice for those who have doors at ground level. Depending on where you live, you may not need a permit for a floating deck, and this can speed up the process.
Because they are close to the ground, they do not need frost-depth footings or extra handrails. They are also easy to repair, should they need it. Also, if you want to move your deck, you can do that easily too.
Wrap Around Deck
Wrap-around decks or porches give you a lot of space, functionality, and increase your home’s charm. They wrap around at least two sides of your house and provide an area with endless possibilities.
If you have a lot of unused space around your home and have doors at ground level, then a wrap-around deck may be for you.
You can include a covering if you wish, to shade you from the sun, and you have the added benefit of moving around your home to be in the sun as the day progresses. Wrap-around decks are also great for entertaining and provide a walkway from your door to your entertainment area. They provide you with a place to grow plants and flowers, house furniture, and even hang art. Think of it as an extension of your house.
An attached deck, sometimes known as a floating deck, is a perfect choice if your exits and entrances are above the ground, perhaps with steps down to your yard. This type of deck attaches to your home, and sits flush with your door, allowing you to walk straight out of your home.
One great benefit of attaching the deck to your home is that you do not have to dig extra post holes, and pour more concrete. That is a saving that will directly impact your wallet. Of course, any elevated deck is going to give you a better view. Even if you do not have doors that are elevated, an elevated deck may be worth it for the view alone. If you find that you are missing the spectacular mountains, or other beautiful views, when you are in your yard, then think about an attached deck.
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Deck maintenance is relatively easy if you stay on top of it. Most of the time, you will only need to give your deck a quick sweep with a broom, but also take care to avoid or clean up any spills.
Once a year, deep clean your deck, avoiding high-pressure sprays that can remove the top layer of sealant, and reseal your deck as it becomes worn.