Here outdoor living is our single focus and passion. From design to completion, we specialize in custom designed outdoor living spaces that include decks, porches, and patios along with many other custom features and designs. We are committed to providing you with a complete outdoor living package that fits the desires and lifestyle of your dream backyard.

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We have been designing and building decks for hundreds of satisfied customers, since the founders started doing business in 1990.

Working with some of the most prestigious builders in the region and many homeowners, we design and build custom decks, perfectly suited to meet the homeowners individual decking needs.

Working with traditional materials and the latest composite, limited maintenance products, we lead the industry in decking innovation.

Five Things Everyone Should Remember When Building a New Deck

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Power washing a deck is very damaging to the wood. The high pressure can spliter the wood, especially soft wood like cedar. This can damage your deck and cause a fussy looking texture after it dries. To preserve the wood back to it natural appearance, you are better off using a one step process to clean and restore it without using any high pressure washing or harmful chemicals. The LVLP technology method is used on Redwood, ACQ, Mahogany, Cedar, and IPE. It also cleans cedar siding, cedar shakes, gazebos, and fences. This product is natural, organic, non-toxic, environmentally safe, and USDA approved. It is also safe to use around children, pets, swimming pools and plants. This deck care method will bring the wood deck back to its natural tone without damaging the surface.

If you are looking to replace or build a new deck I would recommend using a hard wood such as IPE (aka. Ironwood or Brazilian Hardwood - pronounced "ee-pay"). It is very durable but pricey, so maintaining is differently worth it. IPE wood is a beautiful exotic wood with rich dark brown colors, like a mahogany. It is prized for its stability, durability, strength and natural resistance to decay, wet conditions, and infestation by termites. IPE wood decking is hard, strong and so dense that slivers are not a problem. IPE lumber is almost twice as dense as most woods and up to 5 times harder. It is available in long lengths and relatively easy to season. It has a Class-A Fire Rating, the same rating given to concrete and steel. This wood will have a longer exterior life than other woods.

For more information about decks or our handyman service visit Ultimate Decks specializes in fine exterior designs for outdoor living. We have an eye for quality workmanship and also take care of those nagging unfinished home projects.