ADVANCE   REMODELING, INC.

Contractors License MHIC #13337

Decks/porches/fences/quarry tile

Custom Deck Design and Installation

Advance Remodeling provides you with inspiring deck design ideas customized as per your specifications. We deal in wood, composite, and vinyl decks of the finest quality. Whether squared or angled, one level or multi-levels, our products complement the style of your home, add a special touch of comfort to it, and remain timeless for years to come.

If you need more space in your Baltimore home, the decks from Advance Remodeling are your best bet for creating an outdoor living area affordably. This not only increases the value of your home, but also energizes you to spend quality time outdoors with your family and friends.

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Factors to Consider While Building a New Deck

A deck is a major investment that demands your absolute attention. If you want your deck to last, you must take your time choosing the colors, finishes and features. This apart, you have to consider the aspects of space, utility, location, safety, weather, and style as well. Maintaining your deck is the key to keeping its appearance in top shape.

Because decks are subject to weather elements, such as sun, snow, ice, and wind, it is important to choose a material and finish that you can successfully maintain. At Advance Remodeling, we work closely with you to come up with innovative ideas so you move one step closer to the deck of your dreams. Here’s what we take into account:

Available Space

Before selecting the decking materials and style, we invest considerable time studying your home and the area surrounding it. Accordingly, we figure out the space available for your new deck and plan out the size of it. Should there be any obstruction in the yard that might interfere with the construction, we either have them removed or build the deck around them at your discretion.

Utility

Once the space is planned and the desired size specified, we will then discuss the utility of your deck. Think about what you will be using it for – whether for entertainment, relaxation, leisure, or just to increase the space.

Location

Where you wish to build your deck would depend on how much privacy you want. In case of limited privacy, we suggest you plant some high trees around your deck that will help block the view. The location will also depend on the amounts of shade and sunlight we need and how people will access your deck. It will either be attached to the side of your home or have stairs to get to it.

Safety

You need to consider safety because decks can be dangerous, especially if you have children at home. We recommend you choose an open or an enclosed deck. Also, consider installing railings if yours is a deck high off the ground.

Weather

Since your deck is outside 24/7, it is subject to all the weather elements from the sun to snow. If you live in areas with heavy snow or ice, your deck may need extra support to hold the extra weight. At Advance Remodeling, we help you choose materials that can withstand all weather conditions.

Style

Most people want a deck that will match their home. At Advance Remodeling, we can add personal style to your deck with complementing railings, stairways, and you own deck décor. For more information, check the “Creating Your Dream Outside Living Area” section of this guide.

Types of Decking Materials

Advance Remodeling provides you with inspiring deck design ideas customized as per your specifications. We deal in wood, composite, and vinyl decks of the finest quality. Whether squared or angled, one level or multi-levels, our products complement the style of your home, add a special touch of comfort to it, and remain timeless for years to come.

If you need more space in your Baltimore home, decks from Advance Remodeling are your best bet for creating an outdoor living area affordably. This not only increases the value of your home, but also energizes you to spend quality time outdoors with your family and friends.

Wood Decks

Wood decks are traditional. Wood gives you unlimited design options and can be painted or stained to match your home. However, wooden decks require regular maintenance. Because of its exposure to moisture, we use pressure-treated wood to prevent decay and termite infestation.

Composite Decks

Composite decking comprises synthetic plastic and real wood fiber. This combination makes for a strong and durable decking material with the look of natural wood but without the maintenance. Composite decking does not splinter and lasts longer. Furthermore, this material is eco-friendly owing to its high level of recycled content.

Vinyl Decks

A favorite at Advance Remodeling, vinyl decks are affordable and durable. These decks come in almost all colors 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 low maintenance.

Take a look at the deck projects completed by us in Maryland. Contact Advance Remodeling for your free, no-obligation deck estimate.

Tip for Creating Your Dream Deck

Whether you want a large space to entertain or a small and cozy area to relax, there are several ways to creating a peaceful and relaxing deck area and match it to your personal style and desired comfort. We have listed a couple of ideas below.

Personal Retreats

  • Hang a hammock or swing
  • Add comfortable chairs or beds
  • Install a ceiling fan to combat summer heat

Entertainment Areas

  • Add benches and seating
  • Install an area for a grill or wet bar
  • Remember to include space for storage
  • Add chairs and tables for eating or just resting

Quality Porches for you

Advance Remodeling covers all types of porch remodeling work in Baltimore, including roofing, installing gutters, awnings and overhangs, flooring and steps. We believe a well-designed porch adds beauty, charm, personality and value to a home. This is a wonderful way to provide extra space for entertainment and relaxation, and comfortably enjoy the outdoors.

Most of all, sitting on your porch in the spring and summer, watching the kids, and visiting with neighbors is a city tradition in Baltimore. To that end, we build on your porch ideas and turn your dream into reality.

Baltimore Porch Experts

A classic Baltimore City porch problem involves the hidden gutters in the roof that are often ignored. When these gutters leak the water soaks into the wood structure and, if not stopped quickly, causes rot. It can cost thousands to fix a rotted porch roof structure. The less costly answer is good roofing with a good sleeve through the roof.

Advance Remodeling has lots of experience with these issues and can even completely replace your porch roof if that is necessary. So, if you live in Baltimore City and wish to get your porch remodeled, look no further.

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Porch Roofing

Before deciding on a porch roof, we make sure to evaluate the state of your existing structure to spot signs of weaknesses.  During this phase we will determine whether the existing structure is strong enough to support a porch roof. Once we get the green signal, we would then go on to pick the roofing materials and select the style.

Porch roofing can be chosen to suit the rest of your home or add as a unique architectural detail to it. At Advance Remodeling, we recommend installing insulated porch roofing. Whether using blown insulation, rolled insulation or pre-insulated roofing panels, insulating the porch roof will help provide a comfortable temperature for added enjoyment.

Porch Gutters

Advance Remodeling provides gutters in many different materials, including vinyl, aluminum, copper, and wood. We choose gutter materials and systems considering the following aspects:

  • If there are many trees near your home
  • The amount of rainfall the system has to handle
  • The pitch of the roof (Steep roofs require larger gutter systems)
  • Budget (Section system prone to leaks are less expensive; seamless systems with low maintenance are more expensive)

For consistent appearance and hassle-free drainage, consider installing the same gutter system to the surrounding area of the home.

Porch Awnings and Overhangs

Awnings are a great way to provide a protective barrier from the sun and rain. At Advance Remodeling, we install the best porch awnings and overhangs at affordable prices. Our awnings are less of an investment than a new roofing structure and make an attractive option to cover all or part of a porch. Reasons to choose our products…

  • Less expensive than adding a new roofing structure
  • Available in a variety of shapes, colors, materials and styles
  • Protects porch furnishings from fading and water damage

Porch Flooring

Flooring is an important choice when completing a porch remodel or building a new structure. The choices made in material and design will affect the style and performance of the new flooring. At Advance Remodeling, we consider the following aspects before choosing porch flooring materials:

  • Whether the porch will be open or enclosed
  • Whether the porch needs to be readied for the winters
  • Whether carpeting is needed or not.

Many different types of flooring can be installed for a porch. Properly sealed wood and tile flooring are some of the popular choices. Open porches are more susceptible to the elements and require flooring that is properly sealed to prevent moisture damage. Heated flooring can make the porch more inviting in the colder months. Also, carpet is not recommended as exposure to the outdoors makes them difficult to maintain.

Porch Steps

Porch steps are often overlooked when designing a new porch or remodeling an old one. At Advance Remodeling, we consider the overall look of the porch and home when creating new steps. If there are two or more steps, we’d include a railing. The railing will allow for creativity and can be chosen to match the porch design or create a unique accent.

On average, front porch steps are located in the middle while steps up to back porches are to one side or the other. We make sure the porch steps match the width of the sidewalk below. Whether you choose wood, concrete, or some other material, we recommend periodically weather coating the porch steps to protect them for years to come.

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Types of Porches

Adding a porch to your home can give it a warm and charming feeling. Here are some of the most common types to consider:

Wraparound Porches

As the name suggests, these porches wrap around the outside of your home on one, two, three or even more sides. They add a lot of space to your home which you can use in several ways.

Portico Porches

Smaller than wraparound porches, portico porches are located at the entrance to your home. Owing to their size, they usually hold only a rocking chair or two. If you just want a small space to add a feeling of comfort to your home, this is a good choice for you.

Screened-In Porches

These porches have some kind of screen around their perimeter. They can be attached to your home in various locations and can often feel like an extension of your home. Screened porches are best for keeping out bugs or creating privacy. They can be small or large porches and screening is available in many materials, including rust-proof bronze, aluminum with a baked-on finish, copper, and even vinyl.

Sleeping Porches

A sleeping porch refers to a porch that is attached to a bedroom. These porches are surrounded by a screen and can be used for relaxing or sleeping. They are perfect to use when the weather is nice.

Fence Installation in Baltimore

Advance Remodeling has experience installing fences for both city and suburban homes. We do it as a part of your overall backyard remodeling work as well as s standalone project. Our fences are more than just an addition for enhancing security and privacy; they act as an element of style to your yard, too! If you want to keep your children and pets safe, or entertain outdoors without feeling as though the entire neighborhood is watching, discuss your fencing needs with us.

Remodeling with Quarry Tile

When you’re thinking of remodeling your Baltimore home, its porch, patio or walkway, one of best ways to achieve the warmest and most inviting feelings is with quarry tile. The material is rare, elegant, durable, and comes with a non-traditional surface that offers a unique look with lots of character.

Advance Remodeling is one of the few remodeling contractors providing quarry tile installation in Baltimore. If you think quarry tile would work in your Baltimore home, get in touch with us. We can give you all the information that can help you make your decision.

Contact us today!