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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Screen Room and Elevated Deck, St. Louis, Mo by Archadeck

Screened Outdoor Room and Elevated Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Parents and students, rejoice… you’ve made it to one of life’s huge milestones.  High School Graduation.

For over 18 years and 24/7, dedicated parents have helped their children navigate the world around them. Students, too, have worked very hard to get here. So across the country, families are getting ready to launch their high school students into the next phase of ‘life’.  And it’s time to celebrate.

Let Archadeck help you take the party outdoors.  Our outdoor spaces are a perfect way to have a fun-filled, low-stress, grad party.  Whether you choose a deck, screened room, patio enclosure or cover, porch, or gazebo – outdoor structures help you take the party outside, minimizing efforts with maximum results.

Here are five great suggestions for easy entertaining: Read the rest of this entry »

A smart way to expand your home for outdoor living is with an outdoor room by Archadeck.

Decks, as well as other outdoor structures and enclosures, are a cost-effective way to increase the usable square footage of your home and add value to your property.  Take a look at the Archadeck project slideshow below… Read the rest of this entry »

Hardwood Screened Room by Archadeck

Hardwood Screened Room with Lighting and Fan by Archadeck

According to a March 2012 article found at

“Outdoor living remains one of the fastest growing segments of residential construction.”

According to editor and builder, David Barista:

“As homeowners look to extend living and entertainment spaces without greatly impacting budgets, more are choosing to build-out formal outdoor spaces. ”

This certainly rings true for our conversations with St. Louis homeowners too!

At Archadeck, we find that consumer-demand is for outdoor living spaces to be comfortable and convenient, usable day or night, rain or shine, and much of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Pergolas, St. Louis Mo, St. Charles Mo by Archadeck

Pergola creates an ‘Outdoor Room’ covering a Patio, St. Charles County by Archadeck

“Remodeling sentiment rose to the highest level in five years during the fourth quarter of 2011,” according to a recent 2012 report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Bob Peterson, NAHB Remodelers Chairman, was quoted as saying, “As more consumers remain in their homes rather than move in this economy, remodelers benefited from a gradual increase in home improvement activity, taking us to a five-year high… 2011 ended on a strong note for the remodeling industry.”

This indicator holds true for the Greater St. Louis area as well.

Reputable contractors, such as Archadeck, have experienced growing interest among homeowners for outdoor home expansion – from simple to elaborate and traditional to contemporary structures. Topping the list are … Read the rest of this entry »

Free Standing Pergola in St. Charles County Mo by Archadeck

Free Standing Pergola in St. Charles County Mo by Archadeck

It’s well recognized that the recession — and the resulting current economic situation — has altered the way we make buying decisions nowadays.

Most people are a little more thoughtful regarding their finances, taking a bit more time before making large purchases.

Nonetheless, the National Association of Home Builders recently announced a five-year high in the remodeling index during the past fourth quarter.

Further analysis indicates that homeowners — in spite of the economy or because of it — are staying in their homes rather than moving and continue to invest money for updates, despite tough economic times. Read the rest of this entry »


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