We provide expert deck building and restoration for Kimberling City, Branson West, Reeds Spring, Branson and other nearby cities in the Ozarks.
If you have questions or would like a quick quote, give us a call 417-213-1216.
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In recent years, along with the increased popularity of “outdoor rooms,” decking has inched up many customers’ home improvement wish lists. Whether it involves building a new deck, replacing an old one, or reviving or restoring a worn deck, Tri-Lakes Exterior Home Improvement can complete almost any decking project within the budget of homeowners looking for professional restoration or a new custom built deck.
Deck building involves selecting and working with a variety of building materials. In the past, your choices were limited to pressure treated wood, cedar, or redwood. Today, the choices for quality decking materials are numerous. The options range from the extremely durable composite decking made from recycled plastics to a wide variety of domestic lumber. The material you choose may be different based upon your specific goals, such as trying to accomplish a certain look or simply cutting down on maintenance.
Deck materials must be able to withstand the powerful forces of nature over years of exposure to the elements. Factors such as severe temperature changes, intense sun, rain, snow, and wind will put any material to the test of longevity. In addition to being attractive and complimenting your home and landscaping, deck materials must also be strong; you must be sure your decking material will be able to support the loads exerted on it and pass building inspections.
Tri-Lakes Exterior Home Improvement builds quality decks, and can do so with virtually any type of material you choose. We will build to your specifications or help you design the deck that will be perfect for you and your lifestyle.
Deck Power Washing and Staining
All wood needs to be cleaned well before staining, whether it is a brand new deck or an older deck that has been out in the weather and needs to be re-stained. Brand new lumber needs to be cleaned to remove “mill scale”. Mill scale is a crushing of the grain that takes place during the milling process. If it is not properly cleaned, it may prevent wood stains from properly penetrating the wood’s surface. On an older deck, dirt, graying from the sun, mildew and old stains all need to be removed prior to staining.
You do not have to replace your deck just because the appearance of the wood has diminished. More often than not, all that is needed to restore a deck to a like-new appearance is a simple facelift that is accomplished by a properly performed power washing. Deck cleaning is an affordable project and after power washing decks thoroughly, sealers and stains will perform much better while making your deck look like new. We have quality power washing equipment and a wide variety of stains and colors to choose from to accomplish the restoration of your deck.
Please keep in mind that not every deck washing/staining project is the same and the results can vary depending on the condition of the existing wood deck that is being cleaned. One of our professionals will be happy to help you assess the best option for your deck. Whether you want to restore a deck or just have it expertly cleaned to make it look more appealing, Tri-Lakes Exterior Home Improvement can complete the job professionally and affordably.
According to home remodeling experts, decks can bring a good return on investment, with about 90 percent of cost recouped at the time of sale. Decks can last from 10 to 25 years, depending on weather, location and maintenance. Before beginning a decking project, ask yourself what you are looking to do with the space. Is it for entertaining, dining or sitting in your wicker chair sipping a cup of coffee (or all of the above)? This should help you determine the size, shape and look of your new deck, and one of our decking experts can help you design the perfect deck for your lifestyle.
Ready to get started? Give us a call at 417-213-1216.