Deck Builders and Repair in Jacksonville, FL
A nice deck can turn a plain and boring backyard into an area with a relaxing yet prestigous feel to it. If you already have a deck, maybe it needs some repairs or a quick refinishing? Regardless of why you landed on our website, we're sure you'll find exactl what you need here. We've been in business serving Jacksonville for many years and are experts in deck building and repair or refinishing. We love transforming your backyard into a prime entertaining area. Imagine relaxing on your new deck taking in the autumn breeze as you talk with friends or family. Imagine celebrating your children's irthdays with all their friends running across your awesome deck. A deck is something that stands out in a backyard. It's something people will remember about your home. We're glad you're considering building one or repairing one you already have.
When it comes to decking, there are plenty of options. It can give some people analysis paralysis but we’re here to help guide you in the right direction. We’ll make sure you choose a material and style that not only looks great and survives the weather in Jacksonville, but also lasts a long time.
Wooden decks are beautiful. You just can’t replicate the look, feel and smell of real wood very well. Composite boards come close but most people can tell the difference pretty easily. A great wood material to choose for a deck is treated yellow pine. Treated yellow pine is both pressure treated and chemically treat to help prevent mold, rotting and deter insects such as termites. Composite deck is another option that is made of both wood and plastic. It is essentially completely resistant to rotting and insects.
In terms of cost, yellow pine is much less expensive than composite. Therefore most people will opt for the pressure treated pine not only because it’s pretty but also for the price. Cedar is also an option but it’s more expensive than yellow pine. Cedar is naturally resistant to insects and mold or rotting. Composite is your most expensive option but it will result in the lowest amount of maintenance. Some people prefer a higher upfront cost with little to no maintenance during the life of their deck.
As far as the appearance of your deck goes, people have different tastes and opinions. It may help to peruse the website and look at a few pictures to get an idea of what material and style you prefer for a deck. Remember that wood will look better but it will likely need more maintenance than going with a composite deck. The difference between wood and composite may be hard to see on a lower resolution online picture but believe us, it’s there!
Finally the last factor to consider when shopping for a deck is the durability. Ideally you build things to last. Not surprisingly, composite will be the most durable option for a deck as it is unaffected by insects and rot. You will never have to deal with having to periodically refinish a composite deck. Refinishing is a process that entails sanding, re-staining and re-sealing the deck. Cedar will be a little more durable than pressure treated pine.
Regarding durability, we’d be happy to come out and inspect your deck annually and take care of any minor repairs. Just call us and ask about a maintenance plan. Stay one step ahead. It’s great to have a preventative mindset.
Speaking of maintenance, maybe you came to our website seeking a good place in Jacksonville for deck repair. If so, you’re in luck! We arguably do more repairing than we do building.
If you notice that your deck looks aged, it may be time for a refinishing. You’d be shocked to see how much of a difference a refinishing can make. Check out some of our pictures for the before and after effect of a refinishing.
Does your deck have bowed boards? What about rotting wood or unsecured boards? These are also signs that your deck is in need of some professional attention. Call us today and we’d be happy to come to you and give you a free, no obligation estimate for the job.
If you have noticed that your deck is rotting, you may need to replace some parts of it. Hopefully you sought repair quickly and you won’t need to replace the entire deck, but rot is the most common reason people call us. If you don’t have a composite deck, deterioration will eventually happen if the deck is not regularly sealed and maintained properly. You do not want to delay getting a rotting deck repaired. Rot will negatively impact the integrity of the structure posing a safety risk to you and your family.
No matter the deck need/want/problem, we have the solution for you! Big Deck Builders Jacksonville take pride in their work and have a great reputation in the area as the premier deck builders. Call us today! We just know you’ll be thrilled with your new deck.