The Beitzell Fence Company is a family-owned business that prides itself in exceptional customer service and unmatched prices. We want to give you the best experience and product at a price point you can afford. Customers have put trust in us to deliver any outdoor installations from fences, to decks, to netting, to gates for over 30 years. The generations within the Beitzell family have dedicated their lives to doing this work.
While the name of our company has “fence” in it, we provide a variety of outdoor installations, including decks. Before choosing which deck you would like us to install in your yard or on your property, you will want to be aware of all of your decking options and what the process of installation will look like.
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Why You Should Get a Deck
If you live in an area with nicer weather, or even if you do not but want to take advantage of every sunny day that comes around, then installing a deck would be a great choice.
A deck is an excellent way to enjoy being outside without dealing with things like mowing the lawn or getting too far away from your home. Installing a deck means extending your living space to where you can get fresh air without the itchiness of grass, having to worry about putting a table on your lawn, or getting your feet dirty.
Moreover, decks are stylish, beautiful, but also functional. Complement your deck with accessories and functional pieces, like outdoor tables, chairs, a fire pit, lanterns, plants, and more.
Recommended Deck Materials
While the possibilities for types of material that can be used to build your personalized deck are endless, we have listed some recommendations below.
The most environmentally friendly option for your deck would be to build it out of wood. Wood is a natural building material that provides a more immersive experience in nature. The color is warm and requires very little maintenance with the right treatment every so often. Wood is environmentally friendly because it actually absorbs greenhouse gases and requires very minimal processing. Wood is light, easy to install and does not absorb moisture which means that it is not prone to decaying, rotting, or attracting insects.
If you would rather avoid a wooden deck, a composite deck would be a great alternative to a wood deck! Composite is made from both wood and recycled plastic. Solid composite looks more like real wood and hollow composite looks more man-made. A great feature of composite decks is that they require no maintenance. Composite decks don’t require much cleaning and absolutely no re-staining, re-sealing, or re-painting. The color will not fade no matter how many times you clean it. Unlike wood, composite does not warp or splinter and will not rot or attract insects. While composite decks clearly have many great features, it is important to remember that composite is not as strong as wood.
Treated decks are the best option for people who know that they want their deck to last for generations, and are usually the best selling type of deck. Treated decks essentially mean that the wood is heavily treated so that it is long-lasting and durable.
We can also mix and match styles, adding composite or vinyl railings to wood decks for a classic look that puts the smoothest materials in the places you’re most likely to want them.
Different Deck Styles
One type of deck is an attached deck, which very much looks like it is part of your home. It is very similar to a patio, but is slightly raised and is made out of decking material like wood or composite. Conversely, you could install a detached deck. A detached deck essentially forms an island that is separate from your home. Though it stands alone, it can be made accessible via steps or a path. Because decks can be elevated, they can be built even on uneven surfaces. Peninsula decks are a part of a deck that connects a patio or building to a detached deck.
A wraparound deck is a great option if you want it to be accessible from multiple parts of your home. Wraparound decks are similar to wraparound porches but can be adjusted to your needs and preferences. It can only cover part of your house if you would like or be at different heights or shapes in different areas.
A multi-level deck is really the only type of deck that would work for a slope. If your property changes in elevation, then a patio wouldn’t work because of the cement needed, but a multi-level deck would be very easy to install. The different levels can range in size depending on your need and preference.
Property owners with pools often opt-in for a pool-side deck. Decks around a pool or pond are very natural looking, and are also splint, heat, and slip resistant. If you get a wood deck, make sure that it is regularly stained with a finishing product to maintain its splinter-resistant quality.
You should not feel that you have to limit your options to having a deck only in your backyard! Entryway decks are also very common. An entryway deck could mimic a front porch but would not have overhead protection. You can even build large steps out of multiple decks. Our design team can help you choose the best design to complement your home.
When you choose Beitzell Fence for your deck installation project, you will have a single point of contact throughout the entire process to make sure that your experience is as seamless as possible. You will work closely with a design and construction team so that we make sure we meet your exact needs and vision.
Remember, the options are endless for materials, design, or placement. We look forward to dedicating another 30 years to meeting your outdoor construction needs!