Look to Archadeck of Akron to help you create that perfect outdoor living space for family and friends. We specialize in designing and building “everything outdoor living” in Fairlawn and the surrounding area. Archadeck of Akron is your Fairlawn deck designer … and more.
If your Fairlawn, OH, home has a wood deck, after about 10-15 years you’ll see the time has come to replace it. There are several options to consider, so it’s extremely important to consult with the deck-building experts at Archadeck of Akron. To start, you’ll need to decide whether you want your new deck built with wood or one of the newer composite or synthetic decking materials. These wood alternatives have been on the market long enough that they have been improved several times over. Manufacturers are still developing new technologies in this industry. Information you may have gathered in the past about these materials could very well be out of date.
Many homeowners would automatically say “Yes!” to this question, but as your Fairlawn deck builder we say, “It depends!” For example, synthetic and composite decking materials such as AZEK and TimberTech are more expensive than wood. If moving to the low-maintenance composite materials is important to you, expanding the size of your deck may be cost-prohibitive. On the other hand, if a bigger deck is what you really want, then staying with wood can make that big deck more affordable. Just be aware that wood decks don’t have the longevity offered by the wood-alternative decking materials available today.
While pressure-treated pine is a common decking material, it’s not the only wood option. Fairlawn homeowners may want to consider exotic hardwoods, too. Ipe, Tigerwood, Cumaru and Garapa are extremely durable and beautiful options for wood decks. Let us know if you’re interested in learning more about these hardwoods for your new deck.
Many homeowners decide, after years of having a deck as their only outdoor living structure, that they need a protected outdoor space. Porches have stood the test of time! Whether you want the extra protection provided by a screened porch, or just the covered space offered by an open porch, we can design a porch to suit your family’s needs.
If you already have a screened porch or open porch, you may feel the time has come to add a patio to your outdoor living space. A patio can update the look of your home. And, when you add a patio with a porch, you have the best of both worlds – a porch roof when you want it, and an open patio when you want to feel closer to the sky! Parties you schedule on the patio can easily be moved onto the porch if rain moves in unexpectedly.