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Maximize the usable days on your new deck... the sooner you start, the sooner it will be ready for your party.

Your Deck Should Enhance Your Property

Plan your new deck to enhance your property - get details from the Security Fence Staff - Red Lion, PADon’t over-improve but don’t under-improve your property with your new deck.  Likewise, be sure it is not too large or too small in proportion to your yard.  Traffic patterns and intended usage will also drive your decision to place your deck.  Here are more details and guidelines to help.

What Type of Decking Material? 

Basically, there are three ways to go – from PVC to composite to natural wood.  All three have unique advantages and disadvantages.

cellular PVC decking boards for low maintenance and long life -- see Security Fence Company, Red Lion, PACellular PVC decking – This high-end option offers a deck with the least amount of maintenance required.  It also provides a wide array of colors and designs – even decorative two-tone framing for a very customized appearance.  Foot traffic on the deck can cause some scratching, but you won’t need staining or sealing for protection; and your decking will be strong and light and will not splinter, rot or crack.  A yearly power washing should be all the maintenance needed to keep your cellular PVC deck looking great.

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Composite decking boards offer a mid-range option from Security Fence Company, Red Lion, PAComposite decking – With color and pattern choices similar to Cellular PVC, composite decking includes wood product filler and is somewhat more affordable and only requires periodic cleaning.  With this option, you can achieve a real wood look.  It is somewhat softer and less scratch-resistant than the higher-end Cellular PVC option, but it is often the go-to choice for a custom, low-maintenance deck option if budget is a factor.

 

 

wooden deck

Wood decking – With various choices of wood and many choices of stain and finish available, a wood deck allows for a less expensive but still customized option for your deck. Maintenance of your pressure-treated wood deck is considerable when compared to Cellular PVC or Composite.  The first year, you’ll want to leave the deck to dry out; and then you’ll stain and seal every few years thereafter to stay ahead of the surface wear from foot traffic. Wood decking feels natural to the touch and is somewhat cooler than other options.

 After Choosing Deck Boards, Select Your Railings

Choose from many styles of railings for your deck at Security Fence Company, Red Lion, PAWhether your deck is on one level or several, whether there are stairs or not, your available choices for deck railings are many.  Will you stick with the traditional or be creative.  Whatever you choose, your railings should complement the style of your house.  So take time to select with care.

A Multitude of Accessories

Many deck accessories will round out your deck plan - Security Fence Company, Red Lion, PAIf you’ll be doing much entertaining, you might want to add built-in benches.  If there is a lot of sun exposure on your deck, you should consider shade structures like awnings or perhaps pergolas.  If you’re planning to use your deck after dark, it will help to include deck-lighting, and there are many options available. 

Unless you are an experienced builder, you will likely have questions as you think through your plan for your deck.  You can rely on the crew at Security Fence Company to have answers for you and to help guide you through your planning process so that you avoid costly and time consuming mistakes.  Just call us or drop by our office and browse our showroom.  We’re here to help.

 

Here at Security Fence Company in Red Lion, PA, our knowledgeable and experienced staff can answer your questions and help you explore your decking options so that you choose just the right type of decking and railings for your property and lifestyle.  Why not call or e-mail us at your convenience to discuss how  a new deck can improve your property and enhance your lifestyle?

If you prefer, you can visit our showroom in Red Lion, PA so that we can better explain how the decking material of your choice can enhance your home's property value.

These informative articles (blogs) were written and prepared by SFC’s President and COO, Tom Harbaugh.  Tom has over 45 years of construction experience in fence, deck, railing, access control, and sunroom additions.  He is responsible for the birth of all of these products and divisions at SFC, and his hands-on experience is invaluable to those looking to expand the comfort and security of their home and business. 

These informative articles (blogs) were written and prepared by SFC’s President and COO, Tom Harbaugh.  Tom has over 45 years of construction experience in fence, deck, railing, access control, and sunroom additions.  He is responsible for the birth of all of these products and divisions at SFC, and his hands-on experience is invaluable to those looking to expand the comfort and security of their home and business. 

FriNov23

When you think of having a deck, it’s likely that you first think of summertime relaxing, cooking out and entertaining friends and family.  After all, it would expand your outdoor living space.  But you might not have considered that it also adds value to your property and boosts your home’s saleability.

Decking contractor - Security Fence Co - for PVC and component decking and PVC and aluminum railingsHaving the deck of your dreams takes some time for planning and construction.  So, if you want to enjoy your new deck by the time spring brings warm weather and blooming flowerbeds, then you’ll want to start several months in advance to assess your property for deck construction. 

Successfully planning your deck requires that you think first about your yard’s layout and how you’ll be using the new space. This will help you to decide on the size and features you want or need for your new deck.  In addition, you’ll need to know about any building restrictions in your area. Then, there’s your budget to consider as well.

How can a Decking Contractor Help?

An experienced decking contractor like Security Fence Company can make the job easy by visiting your home, discussing your needs, desires and budget for your new deck, sharing decking and railing options, making recommendations and helping you decide what your new deck project will include. SFC’s seasoned representatives know the zoning requirements. They will take care of all the details: obtaining permits, scheduling the project and the crew, delivering all materials, constructing your new deck and leaving your area clean once the project is complete.  All you have to do is relax and plan your first get-together in your new outdoor space.

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What if You DIY?

DIY decking project or Security Fence Company contractor?If you’ll be building the deck yourself, then it’s time to do your research on zoning guidelines and permit requirements, decide on the materials and supplies you’ll need, the tools you’ll require, and how you’ll coordinate deliveries, debris disposal, etc. If you haven’t done a project like this before, you might subscribe to make use of online design resources. With that done, pull out your calendar and set aside the construction time needed. For example, building a simple 200-250 sq. ft. deck yourself might typically require a minimum of four weekends – more if you’re new to this type of work.  Don’t forget to allow for weather contingencies along with delivery delays and other obstacles that might arise. Yes, it is a big project and time-consuming too; but it could be worth it if you have the building expertise, access to the tools and resources, and enough free weekends to make it happen. 


Here at Security Fence Company in Red Lion, PA, our knowledgeable and experienced staff can answer your questions and help you explore your decking options so that you choose just the right type of decking and railings for your property and lifestyle.  Why not 
call or e-mail us at your convenience to discuss how  a new deck can improve your property and enhance your lifestyle?

If you prefer, you can visit our showroom in Red Lion, PA so that we can better explain how the decking material of your choice can enhance your home's property value.

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