Custom building Composite & Low Maintenance Decks

Composite decks in the Greensboro and Winston Salem area

Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad has been building composite and low-maintenance decks here in the Piedmont Triad since 1991. If you are looking for a composite deck builder, look no further. We’ve built hundreds of AZEK and other low-maintenance decks throughout the area.

Experience is important

Low-maintenance decking materials are much different to install than traditional pressure-treated wood decks. There are different support requirements based on the significant additional weight of the boards. In addition, good composite deck builders will use more sophisticated fastening systems hiding the fasteners from view for the ultimate upscale and neatly finished look.

Why should you choose a low-maintenance deck?

Natural lumber requires maintenance on a consistent schedule, often annually. The wood may need to be sanded, stained, sealed or cleaned on a fairly regular basis over the life of the deck to keep it looking good. In addition to preserving the surface aesthetics, natural wood will succumb to natural aging which can result in splitting, cupping, splintering, blistering, peeling, flaking, cracking, rotting or structural damage from termites or fungal decay. This list is precisely what you are protected against if you choose low-maintenance decking. While natural wood is beautiful and has a rustic and authentic charm, it ages. It expands and contracts under the heat of the sun and in the cooler temperatures of the winter. This natural expansion and contraction can cause splitting, cupping, warping and cracking.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a material that was guaranteed to be free from material defects?

There is. In fact, AZEK’s 20+ year warranty includes protection from material defects. You don’t need to perform annual maintenance to protect from aging and weathering and your manufacturer’s warranty ensures that your decking boards will maintain their structure and appearance.

Color changes are another important consideration

AZEK and other composite and low-maintenance decking boards maintain their color without having to perform maintenance. Natural lumber will gray out after it’s installed. There is a natural charm to weathered and grayed out lumber. It’s the traditional decking that was on your childhood deck and your grandparents’ porch. Nowadays, homeowners are able to choose a color and be sure the deck or porch will remain that color. This allows for much more flexibility and creativeness with decorating and has tremendous visual appeal.

Take a look at the AZEK deck above. This deck not only has composite decking but also has a composite railing. The beautiful rich dark railing color will look that good year after year without any assistance from cans of stain or the toil of stripping and staining. Also above, take a look at the beautiful streaking pattern in the decking. Composite brands now offer a number of different textures and surface patterns to more closely emulate the charming characteristics of wood.

Imagine your deck looking this good next year, and the next, and even 15 years from now

The deck above has an unbelievable aesthetic charm. The warm honey-colored AZEK decking contrasts beautifully with the white decking posts and white picket rails. The contrast is continued with the lattice skirting and even in the posts for the built-in bench. That warm brown will be the same warm brown over the years that you own the deck.

Design options abound

The deck above has cantilevered built-in benches. Depending on the height of your deck and local code, you may be able to use built-in benches in the place of railings in different areas of your deck. These benches serve as a natural rail and open up the visibility of the yard from the deck. In addition, it allows your railing to serve the dual purpose of providing extra seating and display decorating area. If your built-in benches are near your grill, they are certain to be your grill chef’s friend while cooking.

Hiring a trained and experienced composite deck builder matters

From looking at the picture above, you can tell the extensive artistry and experience that is required to get the most out of your investment. Through the years, we’ve heard horror stories from customers who worked with an inexperienced composite deck builder only to find that their warranty was not honored because the installation requirements were not met. You can rest assured with Archadeck that we have the experience and expertise to build a stunning low-maintenance deck for you.

A little more about the image above

The homeowners above made some lovely choices for their outdoor living space, These were coupled with installation techniques that further heightened the aesthetic appeal. Take a look at the way the decking boards are installed at an angle. The wide step down to the lower deck provides a wide opening for easy traffic flow. Wide steps also serve to provide some overflow seating when needed. The built-in planter box serves to grace the transition between the deck levels and provides endless decorating options. The black iron railing is certainly a stand-out feature that contrasts exceptionally with the modern and soothing gray decking.

Choose a custom deck builder and deck designer

Archadeck has been designing and building custom decks in the Winston Salem and Greensboro area for over 25 years. Every deck we build is custom designed to suit how you want to live outside. Your design starts with your consultation. A design consultant will walk your property with you and learn about how you want to use your space and what activities you’d like to do on your new deck. We then draw your deck and present the custom deck design drawing to you. Upon your approval and contract, we pull all the necessary permits and ensure all the necessary inspections are completed so you can enjoy your deck for many years to come and be the beloved home to visit and spend cherished time.

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