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If you’re looking for a Deck and Patio Professional in the Ottawa area, use ImRenovating.com to find exactly what you need. If you are considering maximizing your outdoor living space with the addition of a new patio or deck to enhance your backyard, call one of Our Ottawa area listed Deck & Patio Builders who are here to help. There are many new decking products on the market that feature extended warranties to offer greater peace of mind and are designed to stand the test of time in harsher climates prone to wet weather. These deck products are typically composites that are often manufactured from recycled plastic and unlike traditional wood products, they not only repel water readily, but the color runs throughout the material and rarely needs staining. An ever popular deck addition is a pergola that offers some shade while still letting sunlight through and adds a nice defining space and boundary to your deck space and also creates some lovely outdoor décor options for landscape lighting and architectural features.
Decks and Patios can be sculpted to fit around swimming pools and hot hubs or spas and provide a solid surface that is cheaper and warmer than poured concrete to build. Wooden decks are very popular backyard additions that can tie your landscaping together with other outdoor features creating a defining space with the flexibility to add further enhancements such as shade canopies, pergolas, or swimming pool change rooms to compliment your outdoor patio or decking architecture. One of the greatest features of pressure treated decks is that they are relatively simple to construct and can be raised and fastened to the exterior of a home for second story applications or any change in backyard elevations and are relatively lightweight to lift into place as compared to other deck construction materials.
Pressure treated wooden decks have proven to stand up to most weather conditions and typically last for 20 to 30 years if periodically stained or treated with a decent wood stain or wood preservative for many years of reliable service life. The undercarriage of most decks & patios consist of 2" X 6", 2" X 8". 2" X 10", or 2" X 12" structural members that are typically framed on either 16” or 24” centers depending on the span and weight to be supported and they ultimately support your choice of decking materials and allow for secure fastening of the deck surface. Most of the patios & decks have support posts attached at typically 8 foot intervals throughout the undercarriage and at corner intersections that support the entire deck undercarriage and depending on the entire length of the deck span, may also have a laminated support beam running the length of the undercarriage to assist in supporting areas that are over spanned. It is common to use appropriate sized bolts that have been bored through the deck posts to the undercarriage for ultimate support.
Our listed patio and deck companies have expertly trained professional carpenters that are very familiar with all aspects of new home construction, home renovations, fence ding, and carpentry and trim applications as well as familiar with all aspects of the building code requirements to ensure the proposed deck, patio, pergola, gazebo, fences and gates are constructed in a manner that is designed to meet the loads that they will be subjected to and ultimately carry. It is also important to consult your local building authorities as a building permit is usually required and that an inspection of the structure will be arranged when it is completed to ultimately ensure all building and safety code requirements are met. Depending on the height of the patio or deck, a deck railing of adequate height may be required by law, and the spacing of the balusters and spindles as they are often called is critically important so young children don’t get their head stuck between them.
Painting or staining your deck surface and undercarriage can be quite time consuming not to mention uncomfortable to work on during the heat of the Summer. With newer technology available today such as pre-coloured and textured composite decking materials that not only stand up to our harsh winters, but also offer some protection against insects and more specifically termites. The composite decking materials are generally manufactured from recycled plastic materials with fiber reinforcement and a coloring agent added that is environmentally friendly to provide years of maintenance free enjoyment. Deck building and framing materials are also now available to compliment the composite deck surface and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your deck structure. Although typically more expensive to build as compared to more traditional pressure treated materials, these patio and deck building materials are a little more environmentally friendly that their counterparts. This is important when complimenting your backyard deck with a Custom Built Gazebo or Arbour that will match up with the deck structure and not stand out like a sore thumb because the materials are of like composition. Large Decks, Small Decks, Balcony’s, Fencing Materials, Sun Shades, Pool Decks,Change Houses, Outdoor Patio Furniture, Flower Planters are all great outdoor projects that can be built from a variety of colors when using manufactured composite decking materials. Most of our trusted and reliable Decks and Patios Builders are well acquainted with the new composite deck materials and can easily be found locally on ImRenovating.com and have a long list of satisfied Customers willing to offer testimonials and references when requested.
Our listed Professional Deck and Patio Builders would be pleased to meet with you to better understand and recommend decking options and materials that will enable them to provide an accurate free written estimate for your backyard project and definitive and realistic timeline on how long the project or backyard renovation will take. Trust the Pros, they have the tools and the experience to transform your dream into a reality and have many great ideas that can compliment you new deck or patio with features you may have overlooked. Adding a swimming pool to your backyard creates the need for a fence in most cases and the majority of our deck and patio builders also build fencing solutions to protect your family from unwanted entry into your pool area. Many of our fencing and deck building contractors are also fully capable of adding a pool cabana to your new backyard resort to compliment your new deck or patio enclosure that offers a one call does it all approach to your backyard structure plans.
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