Are you a contractor or homeowner wanting to build yourself?
Then read this article:
|Different levels add interest but you must have
sufficient area to pull this off.
Notice that as the house gets taller the deck drops down for
the greatest effect.
A trip to the Deck Yard in St. Charles would be fun and
inspiring before you start your project. Ask about us there.
Other design help is available at fine homebuilding
|36" is the standard height. Some communities require
42" if the deck is high. If you have less than 18" deck you
will be served to have a lower height rail instead.
The railing will make or break your deck so be creative.
We started making copper rails in 1995 and several
examples can being on how to stop the process and
protect the coating from coming off. Metal ones at
Other tube types can be found at deckorators
This is a pretty cool tool:
Trex Design here
Timbertech has a nice web site with design help
Every deck could use some lights. A deck is a large investment
and to get the proper return on it you'll want to use it after dark.
will not last and then you'll have that nice hole.
My favorite are High Point Deck Lighting
Prices on High Point can be viewed at McFeelys .
Lights can be seen at hpdecklighting
For design help with
fiber cement siding,
and other work,
just call for an appointment
|By having everything at our fingertips and loads of experience we can
build your deck better and faster than anyone.
We try to be creative and give you something we both can be proud of.
It helps that we love what we do.
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Located near Seneca, Il
|Decks need to be 14' x 14' minimum in size if at all possible.
instance. Besides a joist can span 12'6" on 16" centers and
have kept data on hundreds of decks and do not bid per
square foot but on a system called the complexity of design.
(I will gladly share this method with other builders.)
It takes nearly the same time to install a 14' joist as it does to
install a 10' joist.