Elevate your outdoor living experience with the perfect deck addition for your Huntsville Alabama home. Our expert team specializes in crafting custom decks that seamlessly blend functionality and aesthetic appeal. Whether you prefer the timeless charm of wood or the low-maintenance durability of composite or PVC decking, we have the materials and expertise to bring your vision to life. Enhance your outdoor entertaining, relaxation, and grilling experiences with a well-crafted deck that adds value and beauty to your home for years to come.
Decks that are built higher than 30 inches off the ground will require a railing. Otherwise, a railing is optional. However, there are other reasons you may want to include a railing in your build, such as:
Aesthetic reasons: Adds another layer of dimension and style to your deck
Functional reasons: Keeps people from stepping off the edge of your deck into landscaping.
Practical reasons: Makes guests feel more comfortable closer to the edge of the deck and keeps young children from falling off.
Composite decking refers to boards made of a mix of recycled wood and plastic fibers. Our composite decking is made using compression molding, a proprietary technology that uses tremendous heat and pressure to physically bond the materials together - creating decking that's not just stunningly beautiful but dense, strong, and engineered to last.
Composite decking resists damage from termites and other wood-destroying pests, won't rot, splinter, or crack, and doesn't require painting or sealing to keep it looking great!
It is always best to simply call your town building code office. Local municipalities have different requirements for deck construction and building permits. Please reach out to our expert team, and we'll be happy to help you with the permitting process, should you need one.
We have installed many residential decks across Huntsville Alabama so we are happy to answer your questions and can guide you through the process.
When you have us build your new deck, we'll work with you throughout the whole design process to add all of the features you'd expect in order to give you the perfect outdoor space! Deck steps and railings are often chosen by our customers in the Huntsville Alabama area for both safety and aesthetics.
If you have an above-ground pool, a deck that surrounds it will truly upgrade the whole area and provide the perfect space to lay out some lounge chairs and enjoy the sun!
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Pressure-treated wood decks last on average around 10-15 years depending on how well they are maintained, while composites last around 25-30 years. All decks that are built with pressure-treated wood will eventually need to be repaired or replaced, so it is important to take every step in protecting your deck.
As general contractors, we stay current on particular building codes for your safety. Here are the typical requirements for guardrails and handrails for the Huntsville Alabama area:
Porches and decks with a raised floor surface located more than 30” above the grade or floor below shall have guardrails not less than 36” in height. Intermediate rails shall be placed which do not allow passage of a 4” sphere.
Stairs and Handrails:
Open sides of stairs with a total rise of more than 30” above the grade or floor below shall have guardrails not less than 34” in height measured vertically from the nosing of the treads. Intermediate rails shall be placed which do not allow passage of a 4” sphere. Handrails shall be provided on at least one side for stairs with 4 or more risers. Handrails shall be continuous, graspable, and terminate into posts or returns in accordance with R311.7.8. Landings shall be provided at the top and bottom of stairs with a minimum size of the width of the stairs x 36” in the direction of travel. R311.7.6
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