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AZEK Decking, photo by AZEK

AZEK Decking, photo by AZEK

Among synthetic decking manufacturers is AZEK, one of the leading brands of low maintenance decking materials.

As an alternative to wood or composite building material, synthetic decking by AZEK provides good looks and the ability to withstand damage from every-day deck usage including stains or scratching.

Virtually impervious to insect damage and moisture, AZEK is durable, long lasting, and beautiful.

And best of all there are great color varieties for decks, porches and railing which will complement any home design and every homeowner’s sense of style. Read the rest of this entry »

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Low Maintenance Vinyl Decking, photo by TimberTech

Low Maintenance Vinyl Decking, photo by TimberTech

Have you been thinking about adding or upgrading a deck, screened porch or pergola to your home this year?

Are you particularly interested in low maintenance building products that are available in today’s market?

Each year, more and more customers here in St. Louis have expressed a growing interest in low maintenance options for their outdoor living structures.

Understandably however, many homeowners are unsure of where to start with an abundance of product choices now available.

Low Maintenance Deck and Pergola, St. Charles County by Archadeck

Low Maintenance Deck and Pergola, St. Charles County by Archadeck

And that’s where a reputable contractor can help, sort it all out.

So here’s some basics about the upside of low maintenance.

Composite, capped composite and vinyl decking technology has successfully emulated the look of real wood with the benefit of lower maintenance requirements.

A deck constructed with quality composites or vinyl becomes a deck that no longer requires labor-intensive maintenance, repeated stainings or time-consuming upkeep.

When compared to some woods, composite and vinyl products are less prone to warping, splitting, insect damage, rot, mold and mildew concerns too. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Decks, Low Maintenance by Archadeck

Vinyl Railing and Deck in St. Louis by Archadeck

It’s 2012 and as Archadeck looks to the new year, we also look at the latest products that have come to market and new design trends, including color combinations, for the upcoming season.  But we also love tried-and-true, traditional building materials and classic, ageless deck designs.

There’s no doubt about it… home improvement for outdoor living has evolved in recent years.

An addition of a deck, porch or gazebo can be elegant and simple, or ‘decked out’ with state-of-the-art embellishments… or somewhere in between. Read the rest of this entry »

TimberTech Deck with Radiance Rail in St. Louis County by Archadeck

TimberTech Deck with Radiance Rail in St. Louis County by Archadeck

Archadeck is America’s #1 deck builder with expertise in deck design and deck building; therefore, we’re proud to be a Premier Partner with TimberTech, a prestigious decking manufacturer and industry leader.

TimberTech is a quality producer of low maintenance composite decking, capped composite decking, vinyl decking, railing, lighting and Drysnap under deck drainage.

TimberTech paired with Archadeck and you’ve got a winning combination.

Their products are recognized for beauty and functionality with stylish designs, an array of colors and notable durability.  With today’s emphasis on sustainability, the company is also acknowledged for innovation in environmentally friendly decking and accessories. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Cedar Decks by Archadeck in West County

Cedar Decking, St. Louis County, by Archadeck

‘Outdoor living’ is the latest trend for St. Louis homeowners because ‘outdoor living’ is the most economical way to stretch a home’s livable space while securing a substantial return on investment when it’s time to sell.

Outdoor living spaces, by definition, include outdoor structures such as a deck, pergola, screened porch, gazebo, pavilion, outdoor room, patio enclosure and others.

When building a new outdoor structure few decision will be as important as a choice of decking material.

The type of decking you select will impact appearance, cost, construction, and maintenance.

Each type of deck — wood, composite, capped composite or vinyl — can be the perfect fit depending on your personal favorites, your budget and style of life. Read the rest of this entry »

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