KeyPatio.pro is a deck building company based in Easttown. As one of the finest deck contractors, we strive to deliver beautiful outdoor decks. We are fully licensed and insured to work in Easttown. Our company prides itself on providing quality craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and building a personal relationship with our clients that continues even after your project is completed. Our company will work closely with you through every step of the design and construction process in order to create a customized outdoor living space that suits your needs. With our attention to detail, you can be assured that your project will be completed above and beyond your expectations.
We are the professional Easttown custom deck builder that you can reach out to for all of your deck building needs. You may have plans to renovate an existing deck or to build a new deck from the ground up in your yard. Whether you have the desire to construct a small, uncovered deck or an elaborate, multi-level deck with custom features, we can help you to bring your vision to life with remarkable results. We want to give you an outdoor space that adds value and function to your home.
Custom Deck Builder in Easttown
Some houses have porches. Some have decks. Some have both.
But what's the difference between decks and porches, anyway? Is it just that one is on the back of your house and one is on the front? What happens if the porch wraps around to the back of the house? Or is it the deck that's wrapping around to the front?
Here's the thing about decks: It doesn't matter whether they're on the front or the back, whether they're called "decks" or "porches." A deck is a sure way to add beauty, value and class to any home.
Decks can be anything. They can be places to fire up the grill, or for jumping into your pool. They can be big or little. Simple or ornate.
It's this versatility that makes trying to differentiate between porches and decks a fruitless affair.
Think about it: There's no end to the possibilities. Here are just a few ideas.
Gazebos. Adding a gazebo to your decking project is a great way to add festivity to your backyard. Decks with gazebos installed in them are the perfect place for parties, cool spring nights, and, if possible, Dixieland jazz bands.
Cabanas. Why not add a roofed- and screened-in area to your new deck? Well-built decks can support some pretty impressive architecture, so there's no reason not to build a structure that'll keep the bugs out as it beautifies your home. It'll also give your home a great tiki feel that'll make it seem just a bit warmer in the winter.
Tree Houses. Who says decks are limited to houses? Nobody, that's who! Now's the perfect time to add a flight of stairs and some decking to that Southern live oak in your backyard. The versatility of decks means there's no end to the possibilities.
Multiple Levels. Your new deck can stretch from the second floor of your home to the first, with a few landings in between for creative uses, like game tables or swinging benches.
Garden Boxes. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to step right out onto your deck whenever you needed some fresh herbs for that tomato sauce you're stewing up? You can make a garden box or a small tree arbor out of the very decking material you're using to build your deck.
Dining Areas. A deck that extends from the dining room or kitchen is an easy way to add elegance to any dinner party. Imagine treating your guests to a view of the outdoors, instead of the four walls of your dining room. And like the garden boxes we mentioned earlier, you can make tables and chairs to match your decking material.
Decks n' Docks. If you're lucky enough to have waterfront property, you may be able to extend your deck into the water. It'll take some creative building and some elbow grease - building into a muddy bank is rarely anyone's idea of a good time - but you'll never regret it for one second.
So - still wondering about porches? Nah, probably not. Decks are where it's at.
But if you still want to call them porches, we won't tell anyone.
Tips on Choosing the Best Deck Materials
Part of the fun of a new deck is the planning! When you plan your deck, you can let your imagination run wild and add all kinds of fun features. As your planning process moves forward, you can whittle down your design to a more practical (and buildable) plan. Planning a new deck can be as simple as a few sketches, or as complete as a blueprint. You can have an architect or designer create plans for you, or you can do it yourself. Also, there are many new software programs available to make planning easier.
Before you start planning your deck, you may want to browse through some
magazines for ideas. You can also search the Internet for photos of existing decks
to give you some better ideas. There are also entire books written specifically for
decks and deck building. They usually have hundreds of full-color photos to help
you decide what features you want to add to your deck.
So the first place to start, is to measure the area you have available for your new
deck. This is sometimes easier if you have a long tape measure; a 50 foot long tape
measure is usually best for a project like this. Using wooden stakes, hammer them
into the ground at the corners of your deck. This will help you visualize where your
new deck will be. It's a lot easier to move wooden stakes around, then to change the
layout while building your deck.
As you stake out your new deck, take into consideration any changes in elevation.
You may want to consider a multi-level deck, areas for steps, or special task areas
on your deck. Task areas may include things like a wet bar, a place for a grill, or
even a private sitting area. These special task areas are what will make your new
Once you have your deck staked out in its final position, you will want to draw some
final plans. You can take these plans to your local home center or building supply
store, and they can create a materials list for you. You will also need a set of plans if
you need a building permit for your deck. Most townships or municipalities require
building permits for a new deck. They will want to have one or two sets of plans
submitted with the building fee. The more professional your plans look, the easier it
will be for you to get approval to build your new deck.
Once you have your final building permit and your plans all finished, it's time to
start building your deck. The next series of articles will cover building your deck
from start to finish.