January 17th, 2017
Tips for Designing the Perfect Deck
We at Decks by Ziec realize that designing a deck is not always simply a matter of showing our customers a design and having them sign off on those plans. Many of our customers choose to actively give their input into the process and we encourage this. This input can range from consulting with our designers as they craft the perfect deck to submitting plans themselves. (There are several software programs that let people create virtual deck designs.) So whichever one you wish to do – oversee and give suggestions to one of our deck contractors in NJ or submit your own design – here are some tips that will help you design the perfect deck for your home.
Ultimately, designing a deck takes almost as much thought as actually building one does. In fact, it has been our experience that the design phase of deck building may take more thought than the actual construction. After all, once the plans have been finalized and agreed to all that is left is the actual building of the deck. Our company can save you a lot of time if you prefer to merely consult with us as we show you some of our most popular designs. We even provide deck repair in NJ for those who are looking to refurbish and strengthen their existing deck.
Simple Thanksgiving Deck Ideas
At Decks by Ziec, we can’t help but feel nostalgic and full of holiday spirit this time of year. Despite all the chaos and mania that has swept the world during 2016, we prefer to think back to simpler times when tasteful holiday displays adorned the houses in our neighborhoods. We prefer to cast our minds back to those times when these kinds of displays filled us with wonder. This was a time before fancy high-tech, light displays were the norm. In those holidays past we would try to determine whose display was the most creative and whose display most captured the spirit of the season. If you are someone who can appreciate the simpler things and can appreciate a time before high tech, electronic wizardry took over then here are some ideas for a simpler, cozier display on your deck.
Traditional decks are sought more often than custom decks. We have a long history of the design and build of traditional decks. From multiple story decking to two feet up decks, we can help you create a beautiful outdoor living area.
Our products are guaranteed and we make sure that our patrons know each detail of the design and building project. Our goal is to eliminate stress and create joy in the face of construction. You’ll never have to worry about anything when we come build your deck.
Although wood has traditionally been associated with decks, it is a material that requires maintenance to keep it healthy and looking its best. In wet environments, wood can be subject to decay; where it's hot, wood can crack and splinter from exposure to the sun's ultra-violet rays. A deck that's not properly sealed can be host to mildew. Painted surfaces need extra upkeep. And the natural color of nearly any wood deck will fade in time.
One practical alternative to the drawbacks of wood is a synthetic decking material such as a PVC vinyl. Formulated to be weather-resistant and virtually maintenance-free, PVC vinyl decks are durable, do not crack or warp, and never need painting. This type of decking is available with traditional or contemporary looks and offers a number of railing designs that can harmonize with a variety of house styles.
There are hundreds of traditional deck options, call us at (908) 275-7075 to see which options fit you the best.