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Welcome to the Deck Information Page

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Need some help with a design? We got you covered.

Many homeowner will tell you that their favorite space may not actually be in their home but rather just outside on the deck. This space can be as inspiring as ones homeowner. Complete with outdoor kitchens and spas and plenty of shade. This space makes for a great place for entertaining, even in cooler climates.

Building spaces for carefree outdoor living, however, can present a few design challenges. In many cases, customers want to use cedar or treated wood products to maintain some sort of cost control. These products age, splinter, and are hard to keep clean. The market place has been inundated with a host of new decking products to suit just about everyone’s needs.


Changes in Framing Practices

With the phasing out of CCA-treated lumber, old traditions of framing practices need to be updated. We as builders must spend more time on design processes sorting out new lumber treatments that meet the demand of the project at hand. Typical framing materials may not be compatible with metal fasteners of old, leading to the premature death of a deck. While structural failures are uncommon they still present a design problem to the suspecting contractor.




Changing Code Requirements

The International Residential Code currently provides only limited deck design requirements. This leaves many local municipalities to develop their own set of building requirements. This builder adopts building practices that go beyond local building codes. We at Cabernet Design build in the cost of a railing to withstand a bar room brawl. Hopefully the state will adopt these proposed changes in deck building practice this year as well.




Decking Materials

A walk through any big box store can create confusion and a headache to boot, trying to sort through all the choices available in decking materials. The decking industry has seen considerable growth in deck products, all making their own claims to which product is right for you. Cabernet will be more than happy to sit down with you and come up with a design and products that fit your needs.

Railings Options

Installing good-looking and effective guardrails requires careful consideration. The most time consuming part of deck building is handrail design and strength. Cable railings offer very little maintenance and long lasting beauty. Rod railing of a wide variety of styles to compliment any deck design. They may be constructed out of steel, aluminum, stainless steel, or even composite materials.

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AZEK Deck's Arbor Collection resembles the warm, vibrant tones of exotic wood. Get the much desired look of tropical hardwoods, but with the scratch and stain resistance that you have come to expect with AZEK Deck.

AZEK Deck's Harvest Collection offers a pleasing palette of soft shades that complement the most popular siding colors. Many of these tried and true decking colors helped establish our unquestioned reputation for superior innovation and quality

AZEK Deck's Terra Collection brings calming, earth tones to life with two rich colors that complement any housing exterior. The enhanced grain texture satisfies the eye and sets Sedona and Tahoe.

Refining and redefining what decking means, AZEK Deck Boards have been engineered to withstand the everyday things that happen on a deck. Even spilled wine, fruit punch, and hamburger grease are no match for AZEK Deck’s stain resistance. And, since AZEK Decks are scratch resistant, you won’t have to worry about marks from patio furniture or pets.

With AZEK Deck, you can rest assured your deck will continue to look great for years to come

A Few Final Thoughts

Your outdoor living space is only limited to your budget and imagination. Decks can be constructed from stone to steel and anything in between.

Lighting plays important roles in proper deck design. Landing must be lit at night to avoid tripping hazards. Most inspector will allow solar type lighting, this avoids the need for an electrician on the job site.

Cooking requirements should be at the forefront in design considerations. So many love to smoke outdoor or would like the opportunity to do so.

Shading requirements, if you have a south facing exposure shading is a must. Screening may also be a requirement for someone like myself, I enjoy being outside after sunset, so do the mosquitoes.