Composite Deck with TimberTech Deck Railings by Archadeck

Composite Deck with TimberTech Railings by Archadeck

School is out.

Vacation time is here.

The weather is warmer.

The sun is brighter.

The days are longer.

Summer has begun.


That can only mean one thing.

It’s time to start living outdoors where the backyard is the favorite spot and is ‘open for business’, day and evening.

Outdoor Living is the newest craze for three very good reasons.

1.  A simple addition of a deck, porch, pergola, gazebo, underdeck or screened room expands your home’s comfortable and functional livable space, economically and conveniently.

And when a home improvement project takes place outside, rather than inside, the disruption to daily life is very minimal.

Screened Porch with Adjoining Deck by Archadeck

Screened Porch with Adjoining Deck by Archadeck

2.  Additional square footage outside is proving to be a great investment.

A Harvard University study recently reported that home remodeling will continue to increase throughout 2012.

And numerous other sources — Angie’s List, Remodelers Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens to name a few — conclude that an upgraded outdoor living space is a wise decision for current homeowners and future buyers.

3.  Modern building materials for deck, porch, pergola or gazebo designs make outdoor living stylish, practical and easy to maintain.

Today’s outdoor living accessories, too, are all about comfort and convenience including shade, screens, lighting, ceiling fans, electric and wireless access, storage areas, cooking and dining spaces, even weatherproof furniture with stylish cushions.

St. Louis Screened Porches Under Decks by Archadeck

Screened Porches Under Decks by Archadeck – St. Louis Mo

So whether your project is large — combining several design elements such as a deck, pergola, gazebo or screened porch — or your project involves sprucing-up an existing deck with new railings, lighting, or new floor boards, Archadeck can help.

No matter what facelift you choose, exterior upgrades ‘make a tired house feel like new’, adding a touch of architectural interest to an otherwise nondescript space.

It’s summer.  So shift your living from inside to outside — to a new or improved deck, porch, gazebo or screened room.

Let Archadeck be your guide.

*If you live in Greater St. Louis, including St. Louis and St. Charles counties as well as parts of Illinois,  visit our website, to see photos of hundreds of our projects.

Call, 636-227-0800 with questions or to schedule a free, onsite estimate.

Outside of St. Louis, go to to find other locations.

Sources:  Harvard University, Angie’s List, Remodelers Magazine, BHG, Archadeck Outdoor Living