Advance Remodeling can make your
dreams for a new deck a reality.
Decks can complement the
style of your home and add a special touch of
comfort to it. If you need more space in your home,
adding an outdoor living area is much less expensive
than an addition for instance. Adding a deck to your
Baltimore home can not only increase the time that you spend
outdoors with family and friends, but it can also
increase the value of your home.
builds quality decks to your specifications or we
can provide the deck design expertise to help create
your dream deck. Whether the
deck is squared or angled, one level, or
multi-levels, Advance Remodeling will build a deck
that you will use time and time again.
Designing and building a
new deck is no small task and there are many
factors to consider
including available space, uses, location, safety,
weather and style.
Take a look below at
just a few of the deck projects that
Advance Remodeling has completed in Maryland. And when you're ready,
contact Advance Remodeling for your free, no
obligation deck estimate.
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Given that a new deck is a major investment, take
your time choosing colors, finishes and features –
and remember to have fun. Work closely with your
professional contractor and don’t hesitate to ask
for help and creative ideas – this will bring you
one step closer to the deck of your dreams.
Before you make any decisions about
or style, you need to think about your home and the
area surrounding it. First, you need to determine
how much space you have for a new deck. The size of
your deck is greatly influenced by the amount of
space you have for it. Also think about any
obstructions in your yard that may interfere with
the construction such as trees or boulders. If these
cannot be removed, then you must build your deck
If you have enough space to build a deck of your
desired size, think about what you will be using it
for. If you plan to use it for entertainment, you
may need more space than if it is just meant for
family relaxation and leisure.
When determining where to build your deck think
about how much privacy you want. If you are
surrounded by neighbors and privacy is limited,
plant some high trees around your deck – this will
help block the neighbors’ view. Also, different
locations provide different amounts of shade and
sunlight – placing your deck in a location where you
have both is preferred. How people will gain access
to the deck is also important to consider. Your deck
will either need to be attached to a side of your
home or have stairs to get to it.
Decks can be dangerous, especially for younger
children, so you will need to think about safety.
You can either choose an open deck or an enclosed
deck. The enclosed deck is preferred by families
with young children and will help to keep them
better supervised. Railings are also important,
especially if your deck is high off of the ground.
Since your deck is outside 24/7, it is subject to
all of the weather elements from sun to snow. If you
live in areas with heavy snow or ice, your deck may
need extra support to hold the extra weight. As a
general rule, you need to choose materials that will
withstand all weather conditions.
When it comes to the look or style of a deck, most
people want something that will match their home.
For instance – if your siding is made of vinyl you
may want to choose vinyl decking to complement the
style of the house. Remember to keep the size of
your deck relative to the size of your home – a deck
that takes up the entire backyard will look
disproportionate and unattractive. You can add
personal style with railings and stairways, and once
it is complete, your own deck décor. See the
“Creating Your Dream Outside Living Area” section of
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Wood decks are the most
traditional type of deck. Wood gives you unlimited
design options and can be painted or stained to
match your home. Because of its exposure to
moisture, most wood used for decks is
pressure-treated which helps prevent decay and
termite damage. Wood decks require yearly
consists of synthetic plastic and real wood fiber.
This combination makes for a very strong and durable
decking material with the look of natural wood but
without the maintenance. Composite decking does not
splinter, and lasts a long time. Combining the
desire for low maintenance with an environmental
consciousness, homeowners are particularly turning
to composite decking due to their high level of
Vinyl decks are
affordable, durable and long lasting. These decks
come in almost any color and do not need to be
stained or painted. Although they are not natural
wood, they can be made to mimic it. Vinyl decks are
safe because of their slip-resistant finish in the
rain and resistance to heat build-up during warm
weather. They are splinter-free and very low
If you want your deck to
last, it is important to choose a material and
finish that you can successfully maintain. Decks are
subject to all weather elements, such as sun, snow,
ice, and wind. Maintaining your deck is key to
keeping its appearance in top shape. After spending
time and money on your new deck, maintaining it
properly will make it all worthwhile.
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Dream Outside Living Area
Whether you are adding a
porch, patio or deck to your home, there are several
things you can do to make it fit your personal style
and desired comfort. Whether you want a large space
to entertain, or a small and cozy area to relax with
the family (or alone), there are several ways to
make your wish come true. We have listed a couple of
Here are some tips for
creating a peaceful and relaxing deck area.
Hang a hammock or
chairs or beds.
Make the area around
the deck, porch or patio appealing to look at.
Install a ceiling
fan to combat summer heat.
Here are some ideas to
think about if you plan to entertain guests on your
Build-in spaces for
Add built-in benches
Designate an area
for a grill or wet bar.
Add chairs and
tables for eating or just resting.
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Advance Remodeling can
financing for your deck project
in Baltimore, too. You can apply
financing regardless of your credit history, and
finally have the new deck you've been wanting!
Advance Remodeling today for your free
deck estimate at 410-532-5400, or
to send us an e-mail request.