Your Deck is An Extension of Your Home
When assembling the many design elements that make up your home, the deck is often an afterthought. This is unfortunate, because some of life’s best memories are forged during cookouts and family get-togethers that frequently take place on an outdoor deck.
Indeed, your deck is an extension of your Olympia home, so whether you’re building a new house, or adding a deck to an existing one, it makes sense to design something that perfectly complements your lifestyle.
At Mike Winter General Contractor, we work along with you to develop a deck design that will become a cherished extension of your home. We will then build it out of attractive and durable materials that will withstand the elements while adding beauty and value to your property.
Are you ready to get started? If so, call us at (360) 628-6716 and speak with a qualified general contractor who will work with you to create whatever your imagination can conceive. Since 2008, we’ve been offering fine craftsmanship and professional customer care to both commercial and residential clients in the Olympia region.
Designing an Olympia Deck
The first step toward creating the perfect deck is to hire a general contractor who can get the job done quickly and affordably. One of the first questions we are often asked is, “How much is my Olympia Deck Construction going to cost?”
Obviously, this question is difficult to answer until we sit down with you and discuss the many deck design possibilities at your disposal. Some initial questions you may want to ask include:
- What is the purpose of the deck?
- How large of a deck would you like?
- Will overhangs, coverings, and other hard structures be included in the design
- Will the deck be part of an existing feature like a pool or hot tub?
- What style of deck would I like best?
- What material will the deck be built with?
- What kind of stain, paint, and finish will be featured on the deck?
While many people have a general idea what they want their Olympia deck to look like, few are familiar with the many options for materials and finishes. The materials used to build the deck will have a dramatic impact on its cost, as will the overall size of the structure.
With so many options at your disposal, we help guide you through the design process so that you can make informed decisions concerning the construction of your Olympia deck. As an experienced Olympia general contractor, we are familiar with the unique climate of our area and the construction demands it requires.
Materials and Features of Your Olympia Deck Construction
When you’re ready to sit down and work out the details of your Olympia deck along with us, we can work out all of the finer details to create a custom masterpiece. Until then, review some of these possible materials and features designed to offer you the spark of inspiration for your custom deck.
Cedar Deck – For beauty combined with functionality, and overall durability, it’s tough to beat this native, natural wood of the Pacific Northwest for any custom Olympia deck. Cedar is naturally resistant to insects and rot, but it does require some upkeep and is more expensive than pressure treated lumber.
Synthetic Deck – Composite decking and recycled plastic lumber may be attractive options for your Olympia deck. These are functional, long-lasting deck materials that require little upkeep, but are usually more expensive than cedar or pressure treated lumber. Composite decking offers much of the beauty of natural wood, and a recycled plastic deck won’t fall victim to the wet Olympia climate.
Exotic Hardwood Deck – Exotic hardwoods like Ipe and tigerwood are becoming more popular for deck construction. Exotics are not only naturally resistant to rot and insect infestation, but their natural beauty and richness of wood grain is unmatched. Like cedar, exotics used for a deck must be maintained by staining every few years.
Common Wood Deck – Good, old fashioned pressure treated lumber is still one of the most durable, affordable, and popular materials for an Olympia deck.
Stain & Seal – Stain and sealer options for your deck are virtually unlimited. The wet climate in Olympia commands that your deck be protected from rain and snow. Sealers and stains will not only protect your investment, but keep it looking beautiful for many years to come.
.Custom Deck Designs and Patterns – A deck is a place for family gatherings, cookouts, and simply enjoying the sun on your face. Your deck can be customized in whatever way you can imagine, so add a screen porch, a gazebo, multiple levels, or just keep it simple. The choice is yours.
Handicapped Access to Your Deck – We are fully capable of creating a deck with wheelchair or other specialized handicapped access.
Mike Winter General Contractor, Will Bring Your Dream Deck to Life
Whether you are considering adding a deck to your home or place of business, Mike Winter can bring your ideas to life. We will work directly with you to create a deck that becomes a beautiful addition to your property. Olympia Deck Construction.
To get started on your own Olympia deck design, give us a call at (360) 628-6716. As a full service general contracting company, we offer a full line of construction services, including:
- Kitchen Remodels
- Bathroom Remodels
- Home Additions
- Complete Home Construction
- Carpentry Railings
Since 2008, we’ve been offering the finest quality craftsmanship on all of our decks for home and business owners in Olympia and the surrounding region. Olympia Deck Construction.