Home Deck Designs And Materials
Designing your new deck and choosing decking materials are often the most exciting parts of a deck installation project. Perhaps you're looking for a backyard deck that provides a small and cozy atmosphere on your property, or maybe you're dreaming of those wide and spacious decks that provide new usable space for parties and outdoor play. Our deck consultants come to you to discuss all your gorgeous decking options and you can expect years of satisfaction and enjoyment when Deck & Drive Solutions builds your custom deck or outdoor structure.
Why Contracting With Deck & Drive Solutions Is A Smart Long-Term Investment?
Adding a custom deck to your home not only increases your enjoyment in being outdoors, it can also add to your property's value...if it's built professionally! When it comes to deck construction, you want a solid, professional job - not a slapped-together deck that's likely to warp, decay or crumble in a year or two. When you work with the deck designers and deck builders at Deck & Drive Solutions, you are investing in a quality home feature that has been custom created to fit your lifestyle and enhance your property's appeal for years to come.
Pressure Treated Wood
Wood is the traditional material used for deck construction. Pressure treated decking is used for decking and railing for cost conscious builders.
Cedar is a popular choice for decking and railings because it is naturally resistant to rot and decay and has an attractive look. However the cost is quite more than the traditional pressure treated.
Composite decking and railing is composed of plastic and cellulose wood fiber. There is a wide variation in color, texture, profile, and installation techniques. Although it doesn’t require staining, some composite decking products can fade in color over time and is recommended to wash twice a year (Spring & Fall).
PVC Decking and Railing is composed of variations of the following: post-consumer recycled content, virgin plastic resin, and polyethylene, polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC decking and railing are the best for the environment because they are keeping plastic waste out of our landfills. Plastic decking does not require stain/seal like wood materials and in most cases will not stain from dirt, leaves, grease, etc. Also won’t scratch.
PVC Wrapped Composite
Most people who want the maintenance free decking choose this option. This decking has all of the benefits of 100% PVC, but costs less because the center is made of composite material and is capped with a PVC Coating.
Standard Wood Railing
This railing is great for the standard deck and built of either treated or cedar lumber. All of the railing material matches the deck floor for a classic deck look. Also with the 6” wide top cap, it is great place to hold a cold beverage or some colorful flowers on the top of the railing.
Upgraded Wood Post Railing
The Post Railing gives the most amount of custom options in your wood railing choices. The posts, top and bottom rail, and the top cap all come standard with the wood of your choice. The spindles are the customizable part of this rail. With numerous spindle options, your deck rail will bring your unique taste to your back yard from your deck. Built of either Treated or Cedar Lumber for the 4”x 4” posts and the 2”x4” top and bottom railing along with a wooden top cap. Spindles are either 2”x2” wood spindles or upgraded to metal spindles for either a round aluminum or many popular spindle choices. Post can be topped with the top cap or custom post caps can be installed.
Low-Maintenance Railing Options
Standard Builder Rail
Sometimes, a deck is a window to the world. A place from which to watch the kids play and the sun set. BuilderRail gives the perfect view beyond the deck with rich, strong hammered black power-coat finish balusters framed by attractive and versatile composite railing. Just just like the Wood Post Railing, but with Composite or PVC material and round aluminum spindles. Other metal spindles are an option with this rail system
Evolutions Rail Contemporary
Evolutions Rail is a composite system that features a sleek, continuous top rail - uninterrupted by posts - and ingeniously designed to accommodate your choice of 3 dramatic infill options (stainless steel cable, metal or composite spindles). Composite Wrapped Posts with metal cable rail and topped with a full 6” top cap to pass the local building codes.
Smooth lines, no visible hardware - both add to the high-end look of RadianceRail composite railing. This railing perfectly matches or complements the decking. Built like a post rail with all composite, but has the composite 2”x2” spindle option and a designed top rail.
Westbury Aluminum Railing
This railing was designed with these essential elements in mind. The railing is full aluminum so virtually maintenance free. Also this railing offers different railing styles. Ask us the difference to see the different railing styles. We can install this railing as the full aluminum options (posts, spindles and rail) or install just the rail with spindles in the middle of composite post rail to match your deck.