As spring settles in, we dream of barbeques and warm evenings outdoors.  A deck makes a perfect entertaining space or a relaxing retreat from the heat of the day.  But that same deck has always meant extra maintenance work – until recently.

Composite decking material, often made from recycled materials, creates a durable, sustainable, lower-maintenance outdoor living space, even through the extremes of Minnesota weather.  The composite decking market continues to grow every year, with new styles coming from well-known manufacturers and new products emerging regularly.  Although composite products can be more expensive than traditional lumber, their low maintenance and long life make them ideal for our part of the country.

Composite comes in a wide range of colors and look sjust like wood, complete with graining patterns. Hidden fastener systems provide a smooth decking surface.  Early product options were prone to fading, but newer materials are fade-resistant and maintain their color for years.

Deck and stair railing are also changing.  Deck owners are discovering that the design of the railing can add real personality to their deck. Metal railings are still popular and offer more varieties and options than ever.  Composite railings come in many colors and can be mixed with metal to create a durable and unique look. Post caps come in many different styles and complete deck designs elegantly.

As you dream of those warm summer evenings on your deck, give our design team a call.  We’ll get you outdoors in style.