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We’re excited to announce that Archadeck of West County is now owned and operated by Dave Boyer and Darlene Gieseking.
In keeping with the Archadeck* brand, Dave and Darlene will continue to design and build decks, screened porches, pergolas, gazebos and other outdoor spaces for St. Louis homeowners. Since both are experts in the metal fabrication and fencing business, residential fencing services will soon be offered too.
But regardless of product niche, you can still expect a commitment to great service and outstanding craftsmanship from the team in St. Louis.
Everyone at Archadeck of West County thanks the St. Louis community for your support over the years and best wishes to Dave and Darlene now and in the future.
*Archadeck, established in 1980, has built more than 100,000 outdoor living projects across the country and is recognized as the largest deck and porch builder in North America. A part of Outdoor Living Brands, the Archadeck mission is “to enhance the lives of our customers by creating unique and innovative outdoor living environments.”
Qualified Remodeler and Remodeler Magazine consistently rank Archadeck at the top of their respective annual ‘Best’ lists. Archadeck projects have graced the covers of Gardens, Decks and Patios and Decks and Backyard Projects. The company has been featured by This Old House, Smart Money, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens and Gardening and Deck Design as well as on HGTV.
To read the full Press Release about Dave and Darlene and Archadeck of West County, just go here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/ArchadeckOutdoorLiving/WestCountyStLouis/prweb13595202.htm
Additional information can be viewed at archadeck.com.
Today’s post will be brief but chock-full of valuable information in the form of a free e-magazine, Loving Outdoor Living.
Simply click on this link, “Loving Outdoor Living” to access a colorful, 44 page inspiration-guide from Archadeck to kick-off the spring building season.
Next click on the blue-tab arrows to flip through the pages or download the document to your computer.
Topics include the latest industry buzz and trends, project planning advice, “how-to’s” for finding a contractor, safety and maintenance tips along with style and entertainment pointers.
There’s even information from our sister companies: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Mosquito Squad and the newest member of the Outdoor Living Brands family, Renew Crew.
Now here’s a new and interesting product for deck contractors that came across the PRWeb — an online Press Release service.
As an alternative to traditional re-decking materials, AZEK pavers can be used as a ‘hardscape solution’ for outdoor spaces including decks.
Here at Archadeck, we think that AZEK deck flooring pavers certainly show potential and will open-up some unique possibilities with deck design and building for St. Louis homeowners.
The new product is available in three different paver profiles and in five different colors including Boardwalk (brown), Olive (green), Redwood (deep brick tone), Village (lighter brick tone) and Waterwheel (gray). Read the rest of this entry »
Home Channel News recently announced that Trex, a leading manufacturer in the decking industry, has officially introduced and is now offering a spiral deck stair collection in the Trex product-line.
Outdoor spiral deck stairs are a fantastic alternative to traditional deck stair design because spiral stairs are not only an attractive design element, but they are a functional space-saving feature for tight-spots.
“Offering sleek, yet sturdy, construction, Trex Spiral Stairs represent a perfect blend of form and function,” said Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “This easy-to-install system provides homeowners with an attractive solution to their staircase needs, while offering a host of customizable features for one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces.”
According to Trex, the collection includes galvanized steel and aluminum stairs produced with a powder coating for several color options. The stairs are also engineered for easy installation and a compatible ‘fit’ for existing Trex decking and railing products. Read the rest of this entry »
With home values still falling, consumer spending on home renovation has seen an increase.
Here in St. Louis, decks and other outdoor living spaces top the list.
According to the Joint Center on Housing Studies at Harvard University, there is a new trend in spending. With home values expected to decline 2.5% this year, homeowners are deciding to stay put.
Before 2008, spending for home improvements included ‘flashy’ upgrades. Since then, consumers have a new focus — comfort and practicality.
In a US News article, “Adding A Deck: A Cost Effective Way To Protect Your Home’s Value”, decks (and other outdoor spaces) are accurately reported to increase your home’s appeal at a significantly lower cost than a room addition.
MSN Real Estate states, “As the housing market continues its downward slope and the economy slumps in a recession, building a deck can be a smart way for property owners to maintain or even improve their home’s value. After all, it’s less expensive than building an additional room but still enables homeowners to expand their living space.”
Just how much money can you save by building a deck instead of an additional room? Read the rest of this entry »