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The design and style of decks these days are only limited by your imagination and your budget. Gone are the days of square and rectangular decks made of
drab, weathered looking wood. The variety of composite, vinyl, aluminum and wood products available to home owners along with elaborate accessories
like railing systems, lighting, and deck drainage systems allow for creating an outdoor deck space that can rival many indoor entertainment areas. So if you
are trying to have the best deck in one of the greater Cincinnati or northern Kentucky Homearama developments or just want to create a great outdoor living
space in Mason, Hyde Park, Montgomery, Hebron Ft. Thomas, Covington or Anderson Township, your choices are endless.

Beyond the traditional pressure treated lumber for decking, there are still excellent real wood products available for the purist. Redwood, cypress and cedar
are good pest resistant lumbers traditionally used for higher end decks. Other woods not commonly heard about such as Siberian larch have excellent wear
and pest resistance characteristics while providing that natural feel and look of real wood. The main thing to keep in mind with a real wood deck is additional
annual maintenance will be required to properly maintain and extend the life of the material in the form of cleaning and sealing.  If you build or already have a
real wood deck, Home Services Link can recommend some
great contractors to assist with the annual maintenance of cleaning and sealing.

Composite decking materials have made the greatest advances with more brands and products on the market each year. There are currently over 100
composite materials to choose from, some that have been tested and certified to meet some local codes and others not. It is important to see if an ESR –
Evaluation Service Report exists for your material of choice. The report will specify how the material is to be used for different applications like can it be used
for steps, railings, etc. Many composite materials are flexible to allow for intricate designs and curves in the decking design. All composite decking materials
are not created equal. Some are 100% vinyl while others are mixtures of PVC, wood products and other recycled materials. The products that contain some
levels of wood materials can be susceptible to staining from spills or spotting with mildew from moisture so make sure you fully research the particular
product that will best meet your expectations. The cost of composite deck materials can be anywhere from 1 1/2 – 3 times the cost of wood. You will though
avoid the annual staining/sealing task.

Compliment the great deck design with some of the latest accessories. Make use of the area below your deck for either additional storage or if high enough
additional outdoor space with under deck drainage systems to keep you or your equipment dry. Add an elaborate railing system with built in lighting to
compliment the design. Your options are endless. Whatever you select, make sure you use experienced carpenters and installers that are familiar with the
specific installation techniques of the material you choose. A deck is an expensive addition to only have the material installed incorrectly.  Last but not least
with any deck make sure
your contractor obtains a building permit for you and your guest’s safety when you are enjoying your new deck area.


Dream pro CONNECT formerly Home Services Link helps you take the guesswork out of selecting a Cincinnati deck installation and maintenance
contractor. Our professional contractors can assist you with designing, constructing and maintaining your deck. The contractors are expert in helping you
select the best decking materials for your home and budget, and are carefully
screened to make sure that you are satisfied with the quality and value of their
work.

Dream Pro CONNECT formelry Home Services Link will put the right people in touch with you. People you can trust in your home …and trust to do the work.
GREAT referral!  The desk is
amazing and such craftmanship!
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Eric, Indian Hill, OH
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