Grand Rapids, MI
We are primarily deck builders, who also specialize in deck installation and deck repair. From start to finish, we can help guide you through the process of designing, building, installing, and maintaining a deck.
If you have found that your yard is missing something, then talk to the deck contractors who care. We have serviced the Grand Rapids area for years, and have built a reputation that we are proud of.
If you have ever wondered if you need a deck in your yard, then give us a call, even to talk it through. It does not matter if you have a large yard or a small yard, it can still benefit from a professionally installed deck.
When you call us, you can trust that we have your best interests at heart. Our professional staff will guide you through the entire process, from the minute you pick up the phone to the second we leave your property.
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Deck Material Options
Pressure-treated wood is the most common option when it comes to decks. The wood is affordable and can last a long time with the right care, often lasting for decades.
Pressure-treated wood is treated with water and chemicals that soak into the wood. When the water evaporates, the chemical are left in the wood and help to protect it. This does not make the wood waterproof, but it does stop the wood from rotting when water does get in. It will also be protected from termites and decay.
This is the perfect choice of material for anyone who does not want to spend a lot of money on a deck and has the time to maintain it. A protective coat on the wood will help to limit water damage, but that protective layer should be replaced over time. You can do that yourself, or call us in to do it.
If you have a lot of wooden structures in your yard, a pressure treated deck can match your aesthetic. You can also finish the wood in a variety of colors. Call us today to talk through your options.
Cost Of Pressure-Treated Decking: About $2.35 per sq. ft.
Composite decking, often called TREX decking, is a more expensive option to pressure-treated wood but it does last a lot longer and requires less maintenance. It is especially beneficial in climates with extreme weather and is resistant to splintering, corrosion, and termite damage.
Composite decking looks and handles just like wood, you can match the material to your yard, and it comes in various lengths and sizes.
There are many types of composite decking, and each is generally bonded together with glue, comprising of wood flour, PVC, fibers, polyethylene, or a combination of those raw materials.
One of the main benefits that you will get from composite decking is that you do not have to finish the surface or worry about refinishing it. Of course, this also means that you are limited to the colors that the material comes in.
Once you have the decking installed, you will notice that it is very slip-resistant. Composite decking is ideal for a low-maintenance deck that retains its luster over time. It will not warp, rot, or mold, giving you more time to enjoy it.
Cost Of Composite Decking: About $7.80 per sq. ft.
Vinyl decking is created using PVC and reinforcing fibers. It is usually placed over a wooden frame to provide a protective layer that is attractive and easy to maintain. If you want a deck that is easy to care for and won’t give you many problems, then vinyl decking is the way to go.
Vinyl decking does cost more than pressure-treated wood and is comparable to composite decking. It can last for up to thirty years (and beyond) if it is treated properly. That treatment usually just means keeping it clean, and treating any small problems before they become large ones.
When vinyl decking is installed correctly (you can trust us with that) it provides a waterproof barrier. This protects the supports from water damage, increasing the life and integrity of your deck.
Vinyl decking does come in a wide variety of colors, so we are sure that you will find something that you love, and it is UV-resistant, mildew-resistant, and waterproof.
If you want a vinyl deck built, or an existing deck resurfaced with vinyl, give us a call.
Cost Of Vinyl Decking: About $7.50 per sq. ft. for hollow core; $9.50 solid core
To Hire Us
At Grand Rapids Decks, our goal is to build decks in Atlanta and surrounding Grand Rapids metro areas.
Reasons why you should choose us:
1. With decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to deck building and can handle anything.
2. Unlike many contractors, we actually answer the phone and always act professional.
3. Nobody is more experienced at building outdoor living spaces for the whole family.
Types Of Decks
If you are worried about building permits, then a floating deck is the way to go, though make sure to check the rules for your area. They don’t need a building permit and are simple to install.
They are built just above ground level and are perfectly suited for entry doors that sit at ground level too. They provide a great platform for all of your yard furniture, BBQs, umbrellas, and more.
Floating decks are easy to install, and won’t cost you a lot of money. As they are not elevated, you won’t have to worry about below-frost posts to hold the deck. You can also do away with handrails, and the deck is easily moved if it needs to be.
Wrap Around Deck
A wrap-around deck can be a floating deck or an elevated deck. Just as it sounds, a wrap-around deck covers more than one side of your home. The most commonly installed wrap-around deck will start at the back of your home, and wrap around one of the sides. Of course, the options are endless when it comes to the number of sides it covers and which sides.
The main benefit of a wrap-around deck is the space. If you are someone who likes to entertain, then it gives you the space for large BBQs and dinner parties. You also have the benefit of removing the eating area from the kitchen, while providing a clear path from one to the other.
A wrap-around deck provides your home with something unique.
An attached deck, or an elevated deck, brings you the benefit of stability when you need to bring the deck to your door. When the door to your home is elevated, with steps down to your yard, an attached deck is a perfect choice. Instead of having to bring the food and drink down steps to your deck, your deck can be right there waiting for you.
By attaching your deck to your home, you also have extra stability (especially when compared to a free-standing deck). As the deck is elevated, you can build it as large as you want without worrying about obstacles, and the underside can provide great storage.
One of the additional benefits of an attached deck is the view. Sit back, relax, and enjoy looking out on all that nature has to offer.
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Deck maintenance can be as easy as brushing off your deck after using, or if debris has fallen on it. Take the time, once a year, to also deep-clean the deck, taking care when pressure washing, and refinish your deck as needed.
Of course, we are always here to help. If we have installed your deck, or someone else has, we can come out and repair it for you.
We Build Decks In The Following Areas
Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Comstock Park, Walker, East GR, Grandville, Hudsonville, Kentwood, Forest Hills, and any other area in the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area.
If you would like to inquire if we service your area, please call (616) 208-5223