Create Epic Outdoor Spaces With Our Deck Replacement, Porch Replacement, and Railing Installation Services
One of the good things about living in the Puget Sound area is the flurry of outdoor activities that are available to residents and visitors. From kayaking to bird watching, our region is the perfect place for outdoor adventure. Most property owners want to keep the good times going even after they come home exhausted from an exhilarating hike in the Moran State Park or at Gold Creek Waterfall.
A renovated deck or porch gives you a chance to enjoy nature without leaving your property. Platinum Home specializes in rejuvenating outdoor spaces with our signature deck replacement, porch replacement, and railing installation services. Out-of-town family and friends hinting for an invite to your home for the summer tourist season? Impress them with a beautiful space to grill, eat, and relax.
Give Your Home Party Appeal With a Deck Replacement
Benefits of an Attractive Deck
Stuck with an old, unsightly deck in your yard? What’s the reason that you haven’t gotten rid of it? It’s likely because you know a few of the benefits of deck ownership.
As a reminder, here are some of them:
- Creates Instant Outdoor Living Space
Outdoor kitchens and living rooms are trends that are taking the home improvement world by storm. However, not everyone has the space or budget to go all out with custom-made outdoor kitchen and seating areas. Installing a replacement deck allows you to use existing yard space for outdoor cooking and seating. The installation process is fast, and the project is more cost effective than many other outdoor living space alternatives.
- Aesthetic Appeal
When newer decks are well-maintained, they add a touch of class to yards. It doesn’t matter whether your home has a traditional design or features modern architectural details, adding a deck brings beauty to the space.
- Adds Space for Hosting Family Gatherings
Cozy gatherings with loved ones make life worth living. By replacing your deck, you’ll give your guests more space to relax and fellowship as your home fills up with visitors during the dinner hour.
Signs That You Need a New Deck
- Advanced Fading and Widespread Discoloration
While an ugly deck is an eyesore, minor discoloration and fading can be fixed with tried-and-true deck restoration techniques. However, widespreadz fading and discoloration are indicators that your deck’s wood is rotten and in need of full replacement.
- Rotten Posts
Deck posts are the vertical pieces of timber that support the deck’s structure. If your deck’s posts are rotten, its entire frame will become unable to safely support the weight of people, grills, or outdoor furnishings.
- Extensive Surface Damage
If you’ve inherited a very old deck, it’s likely that it has some surface damage. When surface damage is extensive, the deck may no longer be structurally sound. You’ll want to replace the deck to avoid safety issues.
NEW DECK OPTIONS
When a quality deck repair or restoration isn’t an option, it’s time to look at some deck replacement alternatives. You have numerous styles from which to choose that include free-standing decks, multi-tier decks, and decks that are built in exotic shapes. One of the most important decisions that you’ll make regarding your new deck is its material type.
Here are some of the most popular materials for decks:
PRESSURE TREATED WOOD DECKING
Wood is naturally prone to rot when exposed to rain, but it remains a top choice as a decking material due to advancements in manufacturing. Property owners can get the beauty of real wood for their decks by using treated wood deck lumber. This type of wood is infused with a chemical that helps the wood to resist rot. A wood deck that’s made of treated lumber will last for decades if you seal it every other year.
Cedar decks add unmatched beauty to your yard. The best type of cedar to use for a deck is heartwood, which can last 15 years when refinished annually.
Vinyl decks are made of polyvinyl chloride or PVC. They resist rot, pest infestation, and the splinters that are so common on old wooden decks. These low-maintenance decks last a lifetime but aren’t biodegradable.
Composite decks are made of wood fibers and polyethylene. Composite materials resist rot, fading, and pest infestation better than wood decks. Platinum Home specializes in composite deck installations that have the beautiful look and texture of real wood. Our TimberTech Azek composite decks are a fan favorite.
Add Value to Your Home With a Porch Replacement
Benefits of a Porch
A front porch improves your home’s function and curb appeal. A back porch gives you extra livable space to dine and entertain guests. Both types of porches add value to your home and attract buyers when it’s time to sell your place.
Signs That You Need a New Porch
- Rotted porch decking is a sure sign that your front or back porch’s best days are behind it. You’ll often need to replace everything from the porch’s floor joists to its surface deck planks. Consider our TimberTech porch boards that feature tongues and grooves that deliver a tight, no-gap look for your porch floor.
- While porch floors are the first things that people notice upon inspection, a neglected porch roof can cause any number of problems for property owners. A sagging or stained porch roof is a sign of water damage. If the roof is structurally unsound, it can collapse on you or a loved one at any time.
- Compromised porch posts are other indicators that your porch is missing the support that it needs to remain a safe, viable seating area.
Make structures safe with our railing installation services
Railings make stairs on decks, porches, and indoor second stories safe. While many people look at them as decorative elements that line the edge of the porch or deck, railings are critical enough to be mandated within local building codes.
Doing the Math for Rail Assembly and Mounting
Installing railing is a straightforward home improvement project when you know the building codes, have basic carpentry skills, and are equipped with the necessary tools and supplies. As a rule, rails should be at least 34 inches high from the nose of the stair tread to the top of the railing. Rails are attached to decks and porches with handrail brackets. Rail brackets allow us to attach 2X4 top and bottom rails to your deck’s support posts. During the installation process, our contractors use construction best practices such as drilling pilot holes before screwing down brackets to prevent your valuable wood from splitting.
Attractive Railings That Are Safe for Everyone
We install stair railing that meets the needs of everyone including disabled persons. When it comes to installing ADA-compliant handrails, we can help.
Need a cost-effective exterior makover for your property?
Improve your quality of life with a Platinum Home replacement deck or porch or rail installation today. Our support team is ready to take your call.