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

Deck Masters since 1980

Our Omaha master deck builders have been at it for nearly 40 years. What this equates to is experience – nearly four decades of Omaha deck building experience. It’s said that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery in a field. Well, if that’s true, which it seems to be, we surpassed that sometime in the late 80s. But mastery isn’t enough when it comes to business. Customer service is just as important as the product or service. We’d like to think we’ve mastered that as well, but we certainly haven’t grown complacent. 

 

History Counts

 What do we have to show for our nearly 40 years of building custom decks in Omaha? Well, we’ve earned a perfect A+ rating with the BBB. We’ve been featured locally and nationally in various publications such as Professional Deck Builder Magazine, Deck World Magazine, and Omaha Builder Magazine. We the highest rated low-maintenance custom deck builder in the Omaha area. Manufactures have rated us as Omaha’s only TimberTech / Azek Platinum Contractor® & TrexPro®Elite Member. We’re family owned and operated, so we bring family values of quality, honesty, and dedication to every job.

 

Why Choose Us? 

 Aside from history and recognition, you might want to know a little more. With literally thousands of custom decks built over the years, you’re going to get the deck you want when you work with us. We have an extensive portfolio you can look through for inspiration in case you’re not quite sure what your dream deck will look like. We’re familiar with all the codes, zoning laws, permits and utility locations that need to be accounted for when building a deck. Our custom decks are ultra-low maintenance decks, meaning they’re durable and last without taking up your time maintaining them.

We’re FAST! Our years of experience has enabled us to dial in our deck building systems to the point where we can build your deck in a matter of days. NO SURPRISES. We have an extensive hands-on showroom where a variety of decks are on display. You can walk on them, touch them, and even smell them if you want – we don’t judge. In addition to the showroom, we offer unparalleled 3D deck designs so you can see the finished product before it’s finished. How cool is that? 

 

But enough about us. Ultimately it’s about making our customers happy.  We strive to create the most hassle-free, low-stress experience from beginning to end. We don’t do high-pressure sales tactics. Clear communication from the start to finish is something we pride ourselves on. If you’re looking for a low maintenance custom deck that’s going to last, choose a company with the history and experience to get it done right the first time. Give us a call today and we’d be more than happy to answer any of your questions. (402) 690-1050

Low Maintenance Decking Needs No Winter Preparations

Deck season in Omaha will soon be coming to an end. And while Omaha homeowners are likely making winter preparations for sprinkler systems, furnaces, vehicles, etc., Decks, Decks and More Decks’ customers with low-maintenance custom decks are doing zero preparation or worrying about their decking in preparation for the winter months.

Traditionally, cedar decks suffer from wear and tear during every season. From extreme temperatures, sun exposure and moisture, cedar decks take a significant amount of care during its lifetime. A low-maintenance deck made of composite decking has many advantages. Composite decking is mold-resistant and not susceptible to mildew or other toxic growth in winter months. Low-maintenance decking is also not vulnerable to temperature changes, blowing wind or freezing and does not warp, split or crack under extreme conditions.

Our low-maintenance custom decks provide Omaha homeowners all the enjoyment of a beautiful outdoor entertainment space without the hassle of preparing for the winter months.

Custom Arbors for Shade and Beauty

Pergola and arbor are often confused to be the same type of structure. And while they are both outdoor structures built with posts that support an open roof of beams or lattice – they are, in fact, different. Our custom deck Omaha team designs and builds both.

We’ve already discussed pergolas in a previous post, but an arbor is considered a freestanding structure that serves as an entrance to a part of a yard or garden, often with plants climbing up and overhead. Arbors include two or four posts with a simple slatted roof. The sides of an arbor can be open or covered with lattice or trellis work for a more enclosed effect, and to help vines better attach.

Arbors, particularly in small or narrow gardens, add a structural element, frame an opening or entrance way, provide privacy to the homeowner and acts as a vertical growing element. Using an arbor as an entry provides privacy and frames the entryway. If the space is narrow and long, using an arbor can help to break up the space into smaller areas or rooms for different uses.

The purpose of an arbor will define its size, placement and material. Our Omaha deck builders are experts in many outdoor structures – including pergolas. Give us a call to discuss how we can enhance the beauty and function of a backyard with a custom pergola.

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.