We have deck building down with our tried and true process. It starts with a free consultation with our deck building specialist. During this meeting, the types of decking and ideas for the layout are discussed. We can share pictures of our past work and look at any that you would like to incorporate. After we gather all the necessary information our deck specialist will work up a detailed bid and email it to you for your consideration. If you have any requests for changes we can easily alter the quote. Our deck specialist will be available every step of the way to answer questions and keep you informed.
After approval is given we select a date to start the work. On the first day, our crew will arrive to prepare the yard for the new deck. This first stage may include moving sprinkler lines, digging post holes, trimming bushes, and delivering the materials.
There are several options when it comes to decking material. Composite decking is more expensive, however, it lasts much longer. If a wood deck is preferred, we make sure to select only premium lumber. We make sure to thoroughly fasten the deck planks after carefully cutting to size. Afterward, railing and trim installed. If the decking is made of wood, it is sanded and sealed with a stain of your choosing. If desired we can install gas lines, lighting, and electrical outlets with the deck.
Once complete we do any needed touchups and perform a final cleaning. If repairs to the yard are needed we do them at this time. Once complete your new deck will be an area of your yard that you and your family will enjoy for years to come!
Our deck repair consists of but is not limited to the removal of all deck treads, railings, awnings, stair treads, and stair framing. We replace stair stingers, joist hangers, and if there are any rotten posts, those are hauled away and replaced with new ones. We can adjust stairs so they are not as steep as they currently may be. Lastly, we make any necessary adjustments to the framing of the deck to ensure it is all up to code.
Express Home Services starts the process of deck installation with removing and hauling away all existing deck boards and railings. We ensure all framing and posts are in good shape, and repair or replace what is necessary. If there is not an existing deck, we prepare the area so it is level and will fit the size in which the deck will be. We install new railings, water drain systems, new decking material, redwood or Trex treads on all stairs, new matching wall lights on the patio which includes tying in the existing electrical components. All the work we do is inspected by the city and built along with code guidelines. Some of the material we use can be viewed on these websites:
Frame a solid overhang over a deck
Express Home Services adds an overhang by attaching it to the existing roofline. We build an overhang and shingle the topside to match the roof. We install vinyl soffit on the underside to match the existing soffits. This gives the appearance of a clean and connected overhang without noticing it wasn't attached before! We remove rain gutters on the home where needed and make necessary adjustments to have the rain gutter modified around the new overhang.