Decks & Patios
No matter how ambitious your plans are, adding a deck is a great way to enhance the value of your home and expand your living space to include new horizons.
A Deck Adds Outdoor Enjoyment
Decks give a whole new perspective to outdoor comfort. Far from the simple porches of the past, modern decks offer a versatile and comfortable way to enjoy your own little slice of nature. Strategically placed plants offer privacy and a feeling of nature even in the city. Enjoy the wood under your feet, the greenery around the edges and the open sky to create a peaceful haven to escape from the stresses of life.
Decks are a Great Investment
When you add a hardwood deck to your home, you’re increasing your quality of life and your homes value. According to Remodeling Magazine, you can expect an average 60 – 70% percent return on your investment when you install a wood deck. People shopping for homes prefer houses with decks, because decks expand their living space and provide infinite ways to relax and have fun.
A deck is something to be enjoyed thoroughly, that is why we take great care to make each deck a
masterpiece. Whether it is new construction, refinish or an addition, you can rest assured that you are going to get exactly what you are looking for.
HomeTegrity Inc is a high quality deck building contractor. Our proven process starts with design when
we first meet. Our experience enables us to ask the right questions and offer the right design options to suit your unique needs and budget. We are very detailed in the contract we enter with you so there are no surprises.
Our deck builders look forward to providing you with a personalized and an amazing customer service
All of our deck installation services come guaranteed with a full 5-year workmanship warranty. The entire deck building experience with HomeTegrity Inc is hassle free with accurate quotes given on both price and expected completion dates.
Deck Material Options and Maintenance
From budget to aftercare, so many factors come into play when picking the best decking material for your home. While wood was earlier pretty much the only choice, now, there are a multitude of options available to you. However, know that they’re not all created equal. Below, a detailed look at each.
Cedar is a natural choice. Widely available, lightweight, and strong, cedar decking makes for a beautiful deck. The wood has tannins and naturally occurring oils that are resistant to rot and insects, but protecting the wood with stain and sealer helps keep the wood free of cracks and splinters. Without protection, both cedar and redwood will eventually turn a soft gray color.
Redwood is another really nice natural option, and shares several characteristics with cedar wood—the natural tannins, lightweight yet strong finish, and gorgeous color. Redwood decking is generally available in the West. It’s pricier than cedar.
TimberTech and Trex synthetic composite decking boards are the fastest-growing segment of the decking board industry. They are made from wood fibers and recycled plastics, they won’t warp or splinter, and they’re impervious to insects and rot. Composite and other synthetic decking has the advantage of being
virtually maintenance-free. Improved manufacturing has helped composite decking boards look and feel like real wood.
Ipe and other tropical hardwoods are the luxury choice and they’ll last up to 50 years. Because ipe is so hard, it doesn’t accept stains or clear finishes very well; use an oil-based penetrating sealer formulated for tropical decking boards. Make sure the tropical hardwood decking boards you buy come from sustainably
Maintenance for Natural Wood Decking
To prevent breakdown, seal a wood deck in the first few months. Wood naturally weathers to brown and then gray. If you want to preserve its look, ongoing maintenance is required. But with so many options-- water-resistant, mildewcide, UV protection stain--how do you choose one? Start with the basics.
Clear: Use for cedar, redwood or pine. Provides protection without color. Repeat every year.
Toner: Use to create a cedar or redwood look and highlight wood grain. Mild color with more protection than clear.
Semitransparent: Slightly opaque. Provides some wood-grain highlighting. Repeat every 2-3 years.
Solid Color: Full-on paint that hides wood grain. Provides the highest level of protection by guarding
against UV light. Repeat every 2-4 years.