Is Your Deck Ready for Spring?

There’s no doubt that Spring means more time out on the deck enjoying the warmer weather. There’s a few things your Omaha master deck builders have learned about Spring deck prep over the years after building countless custom decks for our Omaha customers. Nothing captures the good life like enjoying Spring on a custom built deck.

Your Deck Represents You

A custom deck is as unique as its owner. It’s in many ways a reflection of your personality and should be designed to meet your outdoor space wishes and desires.  Decks are often located in a homeowner’s backyard – a place to enjoy beautiful views, entertain guests, or just relax.  It is commonly said you should love the inside of your home, but the same goes for your outside space. After the cold winter months have passed, the sun is shinning longer and harder, and it’s the perfect time to emerge, and start enjoying your outdoor spaces again. The deck is the natural place to start this transition back into outdoor living. Make sure it is as comfortable and meaningful as your favorite room in your house.

First Things First – Deck Inspection

The amount of work necessary to get your deck in the best shape possible for Spring depends on the materials that were used to build it. If your deck is wooden, preparing it after Winter may include applying fresh paint or stain, replacing rotted wood planks, or hiring a professional deck builder for major repairs. If your deck is composite, and built with material like Trex decking material, minimal work and upkeep are necessary, so chances are your deck is nearly ready for Springtime enjoyment. 

Spring Deck Prep

Before setting out any stored furniture or plants make sure your deck is spic and span. A lot of homeowners use a high-power leaf blower to remove any dead leaves, dirt, or debris that have accumulated over Winter. After removing all of the dry materials use a power washer to get rid of mold or rotting wood thoroughly.

If you have left barbeques, pots, or planters, over the winter, make sure you wash them as well, as they may have been damaged during the Winter months.

Give all of your deck furniture a good washing. A spray bottle and sponge can usually take care of the job well enough.  Make sure the furniture properly dries – especially seat cushions. 

Springtime is Deck Building Time  

Spring is the perfect time of the year for a new deck. If you’re looking to add some more functionality and personality to your outdoor living space, consider working with an elite custom deck builder.  We can easily remove your old deck and get you set up with a deck you’re going to love, and that will last for years.

If you’re thinking of replacing your old deck, don’t have a deck, or just have deck related questions please give us a call. (402) 690-1050

Aluminum Deck Rails and Why We Love Them

Your favorite Omaha custom deck company is going to take you on the journey of aluminum deck railing. One of the little-discussed aspects of decks is the railing system. Aluminum deck rails avoid the bulk of fatter more obscure railing. Aluminum is thin, opens up the deck, and allows for higher visibility. But there’s more…

 

Highly Resistant

Aluminum is a non-ferrous metal. This translates to there being no need to worry about corrosion and rust. Aluminum is considered to be one of the most weather-resistant materials on the market. It can easily stand up to rain, snow, and UV rays.  

 

Low Maintenance

Aluminum deck railing is generally a very low maintenance system. It requires the minimum in maintenance tasks, such as an occasional repainting. However, if you choose powder coated aluminum railing, you get a completely maintenance-free system that needs only occasional sprucing up. 

 

Aesthetically Pleasing

Nobody wants to admit it, but everybody is concerned about appearance as much as function. Aluminum deck railing comes in a variety of designs, colors, and patterns that will be sure to match your style. It looks great but also blends seamlessly into the design so you can put other aspects of your deck center stage.  There’s nothing worse than big bulky railing that looks out of place and obscures views.  

 

Affordable

Aluminum is much more price friendly than wrought iron or steel. It does cost more than wood, but it doesn’t require any of the costly and time-consuming maintenance tasks that wood railing systems demand. Aluminum is a one-time investment without the additional costs and maintenance of other rail systems making it the most versatile of railing options.  

 

Aluminum vs. Steel

Most aluminum deck railing available nowadays is powder coated which allows them to last for years with never having to repaint. Steel, on the other hand, will need a new paint job every few years. Aluminum is lighter and more flexible than steel making it easier to transport and faster to install.

 

Aluminum vs. Wood

The most important difference between aluminum and wood railing is that aluminum will not rot. Further, if aluminum is properly powder coated, it does not require any maintenance during its entire life cycle.  On the other hand, wood will need to be repainted every two years and sealed with chemical treatments. 

 

Aluminum vs. Vinyl

Aluminum has a great quality of having a low expansion and shrinkage index. An aluminum deck rail maintains its shape and dimension throughout extreme cold or heat. Vinyl is severely affected by extreme temperatures, and shrinks and expands excessively. Repeated shrinking and expanding can deteriorate vinyl railings after only a few years. Vinyl also fades and cracks due to UV radiation. UV rays have a minimal negative effect on powder coated aluminum.

 

We’re sure you’re now wondering where you can get yourself a deck with aluminum railing.  Give us a call or come in the shop and we’ll give you a free quote on a deck you’re going to love. (402) 690 – 1050

Cedar Decking Provides Tough and Beautiful Custom Decks

cedar deck omahaWhile our custom deck builders build many low-maintenance decks for Omaha homeowners, we also specialize in custom cedar decks. Cedar is often preferred over other decking materials for several reasons, and cedar custom decks that are well-planned and well-crafted can out-do other types of decking in wear and beauty.

At Decks, Decks and More Decks, our Omaha custom deck builders hand select every board for our decks, ensuring straight, solid and colorful boards. Cedar decks are classic and tough. Their look and style is timeless and will offer a beautiful addition to your Omaha. And when cared for well, a custom cedar deck is sturdy enough to stand the test of time and weather.

Cedar decking is also a sustainable and environmentally friendly source of decking, allowing your custom deck to be built with a material you can feel good about.

Give us a call at Decks, Deck and More Decks to see how our custom deck builders can add beauty and fun to your Omaha home with a custom cedar deck.

How to Choose an Omaha Custom Deck Contractor

When it comes to home maintenance and home improvement, there are often numerous choices of contractors to choose from. It’s no different with custom deck contractors, as the options for adding a deck to your Omaha home spans from DIY to handymen to deck building professionals.

If you’re looking to select one of Omaha’s many deck contractors for a custom deck on your home, custom deck omahathere are several things you should consider. Longevity and experience are among some of the more important things to consider. Experienced custom deck contactors will have a wide base of reviews and testimonials, knowledge of building codes and a large portfolio of custom deck work.

Additionally, when adding a major improvement to your home you want to be sure you’re 100% happy before laying out a large deposit. This is why dedicated deck contractors will be willing to put the time in to review materials and layout with you. At Deck, Decks and More Decks, we provide a 3D rendering of your future deck to ensure you are happy before we begin work.

Please contact our custom deck experts to see why we are the preferred custom deck builder in Omaha.

Choosing TimberTech Products for your Low-Maintenance Deck

At Decks, Decks and More Decks (DDMD) our custom decks are unique and built to fit your family and your needs. All of our customers want a beautiful custom deck that requires little year-round maintenance; and DDMD specializes in just that.

Decks, Decks & More Decks is Omaha’s only TimberTech Gold Contractor® & TrexPro®Elite Member. TimberTech composite decking and railing products are low maintenance, safe and durable. It maintains its color and beauty without the work of annual painting or staining. Additionally, it will resist mildew, warping and insects; so there’s no need to replace rotting, uneven or termite-damaged boards.

timbertech custom deckTimberTech’s products offer our Omaha customers a wide variety of colors, styles and deck accessories – which allows for our custom decks to truly be an extension of our living space. And all TimberTech’s product come backed by an excellent warranty.

This summer, allow our custom deck experts to provide your family with low-maintenance enjoyment in a custom deck.

Custom Arbors and Pergolas for Your Omaha Home

At Decks, Decks and More Decks in Omaha, our custom deck builders are not only experts in pergola omahabeautiful, low-maintenance decks – but they also specialize in many other structures that will help make the time outdoors with your family and friends more comfortable and enjoyable.

The Omaha sun can be hot. And when the weather is beautiful, you want to be outside without worrying about the sun. This is why our custom deck experts can also build a pergola or arbor on your deck or patio. We mix function and style, making each arbor or pergola unique. By accenting a pergola or arbor with benches, lights or planters it can truly offer a great look for entertaining and family fun.

In addition to the aesthetics of an arbor or pergola and the fact that it provides shade while outdoors, it also provides shade on your home, helping to keep your home cooler. This is helpful for comfort and energy costs.

At Decks, Decks & More Decks, we will help come up with a design that fits your home and needs, and that will truly create an oasis in your backyard.

Custom Deck Accessories

Custom decks are made from all different kinds of materials, can wrap around pools and spas, and are built to any specification. At Decks, Decks and More Decks, our specialty is custom decks; built to the specific needs of our Omaha customers. And part of what makes our decks custom are all the additional features and accessories that make your deck unique.custom deck bench

No matter the material you select for your deck – low-maintenance wood-alternative, cedar or mixed decks – accessories and features will add to your family’s enjoyment of a custom deck. For instance, benches can be built into any custom deck for additional, low-maintenance seating. Include planters for additional beauty. Lighting can also offer additional aesthetic appeal on custom decks, as well as function for evening outdoor events. Outdoor events can also be made more enjoyable with a custom bench built into your deck.

A custom deck for your Omaha home can be customized to fit your family’s entertaining needs – offering additions that need little-to-no maintenance while adding to the enjoyment of your custom deck.

Selecting a Custom Deck Builder

When looking to complete any major home improvement project, it’s important to research options for professional contractors. While there are many options to choose from, many custom deck builders might not meet all your desired criteria. This is why research is important.

Omaha Custom Deck Builder

Omaha Custom Deck Builder

At Decks, Decks and More Decks, we are Omaha’s custom deck contractors and exceed other local competition in experience, knowledge, and quality. There can be extreme differences between the quality and craftsmanship among deck building companies. And, for those who are seeking a less-expensive solution and are considering the DIY deck route, it’s important to assess the overall quality of materials and work for your money before going down this path

You can gain more insight into comparing contractors or going the DIY route on our Choosing a Deck Company page, but when selecting an Omaha custom deck builder we encourage you to look at longevity, level of expertise (through previous work and clients) and quality of building materials. Doing diligent research will pay-off with a beautiful custom deck that will last years to come.

Low-Maintenance Custom Decks Offer Long-Lasting Choice for Omaha Homeowners

When building a custom deck for your Omaha home, it’s important to consider the long-term look and wear of the deck. Additionally, consider the maintenance needed to put into your custom deck each year. This is why so many Omaha homeowners are choosing low-maintenance custom decks.

Low-Maintenance Custom Decks

Low-Maintenance Custom Decks

Our custom deck builders specialize in low-maintenance decks, which allows for more enjoyment and less work on the part of homeowners. Low-maintenance decks mean no splinters or cracked boards and are an environmentally responsible choice. And while wood-alternative technologies are an excellent choice, our Omaha custom deck professionals also offer mixed-decks – a combination of cedar and low-maintenance material – for a long-lasting, durable and beautiful choice.

At Decks, Decks and More Decks, we are the highest rated low-maintenance custom deck builder in the Omaha area. We’d love the opportunity to show you what a custom deck would look like on your Omaha home with a free consultation and a 3D rendering of your deck on your home. A custom deck can add beauty, enjoyment and value to your home.

Crafting decks to fit your home

Let us help you envision your custom Omaha deck before you purchase it. State of the art 3D modeling prior to purchase allows you to adjust layouts, colors and style in advance, leaving you without regrets! There are decks and then there are well designed decks that look like an extension of the home! Mixing colors, levels and stair placements all factor into a “wow” deck versus simply a “nice” deck.

A completed deck project