One of the best home improvements you can make is to enhance the outdoor living areas around your own home. Now is the time to start considering renovating your backyard before summer. Decks and patios are the most versatile outdoor areas of all.
In this economy, many people are choosing to stay in their current homes and improve them for enjoyment and to increase their value, to sell at a later date. While the mainstream for our Santa Clarita area has been the standard concrete patio with built-in barbeque area; something to consider as an alternative to the standard is a deck. Decks are great for many backyards, including an uneven or sloped backyard. If you have a sloped hill (which a lot of areas in our Santa Clarita Valley have), you can sink piers into the ground and still build a level surface for your deck; creating additional usable areas that you may have thought impossible previously. Decking also looks great around a pool or under a stand-alone patio cover.
Decking materials have come a long way from the splintered wooden decks of the past. Most local retailers carry redwood, and lumber is generally more affordable but still requires maintenance and sealing on a regular basis. If you would like a virtually maintenance free deck, no sealing, splitting and splintering wood, then man-made deck materials may be right for you. We have been designing and installing many more composite decks recently using Trex.