Deck Construction

Deck Installation by SR RemodelingS&R Remodeling builds many different types of decks.

  • Covered decks with Tongue & Groove flooring either pine or fir.
  • Open decks with 5/4 bullnose decking.
  • Bullnose decking in treated, cedar or composite.

Choosing Deck Building Materials

Decks built from treated materials are the least expensive. They can be painted or stained to your liking, as long as you first let them weather for one year. Depending on how you paint or stain your deck, the right color can make the finish look amazing. Treated decking shrinks after install so we install the boards tightly.

From a cost standpoint, Cedar decks are  “middle of the road”. Cedar can be finished right away and they will not shrink as much as treated materials do.

Composite material is the most expensive of all decking, but it also lasts the longest. Composite decks are maintenance free, and you can choose from several colors and brands.

If you consider the cost of staining & painting every few years, composite materials are a very reasonable option. You may even save money over time if you use composite materials – especially if you need to hire a contractor to stain or paint your deck.

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Construction Tips

Compare Apples to Apples in Construction Quotes

When getting quotes for a construction or remodeling project, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Ask all potential contractors to quote your remodeling project using the same construction materials as other contractors who are quoting. Not all building materials are the same - and some contractors use inferior products to slip in with the lowest bid.
--Get all remodeling contractors to create their quotes using specified construction materials

Ask for photos of past construction work

Ask potential contractors for images of completed construction or remodeling projects that you can see. Don't be afraid to ask to speak to past references. If it's possible, visit a complete remodeling or construction site where you can see the quality and craftsmanship first hand.
--View past construction jobs to verify the quality the contractor is offering - SR Remodeling Gallery