Custom Wood Decks in Los Angeles Ca

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Custom Wood Deck Design & Construction

So the first thing you’ll want to consider when designing your wood deck is the shape of your home. Assuming it's going in your backyard, attaching any decking project to your existing structure requires much planning from a professional. Building or creating the perfect outdoor living space requires experience and knowledge in the deck building process, not to mention a great team with years of experience in construction who'll work hard to keep the project within budget.
A good, quality custom wood deck here in Los Angeles almost always requires the use of an Engineer, designer, or Architect. mostly because the deck construction itself carries a great deal of load, therefore, special consideration must be made for its overall weight-bearing potential. Designing your deck in Los Angeles is easy with our help... all you need is imagination.

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Patiocovered doesn't just build patios and patio covers. We also build custom decks in Los Angeles as well as throughout Southern California. We're a company that builds one job at a time. We've been in business for over 20 years and have experience in all things outdoor living related. Call our office to set up an appointment today.

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Let's be honest... adding a custom to your outdoor space here in Los Angeles is as common as a cold. Outdoor living is not complete with, well... an outdoor space to live. And how do we achieve this? With a custom wood deck from a local Los Angeles company of course.

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Custom wood decks are a substantial addition to any structure. Furthermore, with a few slight alterations, it can take on multiple different appearances. Custom wood decks are just that, custom.

As custom deck builders here in Los Angeles, the preferred building material is wood for your new deck. Although steel is formidable, high-quality material, its significantly more costly than wood and is typically ordered to size for custom decks. In other words, it's somewhat pre-made and assembled on site.

On the other hand, in most design and construction builds, the wood is bought in random lengths and cut to size on site. Regardless of the outdoor materials used to build your Custom Wood Deck, one thing is certain, the end result means additional square feet to any building. And, with additional square feet comes more outdoor living space added to your home and things like outdoor kitchens, a fire pit, furniture, I'm sure you get the point.


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Special shapes and custom decks

Whether the deck is square, rectangle, triangle, or built-in a circle, patiocovered.com can almost certainly accommodate. In most cases, the decks follow either a square or rectangle shape and attach it to the back of a house. Regardless of where it attaches, the deck must make a solid attachment. Of course, unless it's a free-standing structure. in which case the deck builder will use footings to build upon.

With so many possible shapes, material options, paint colors and construction options to choose from, picking a deck's design can seem daunting. Our custom decks start with a sketch or 3d drawing of the design and once approved, will get re-drawn professionally by the Engineer or Architect. 

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In most cases, when considering a new deck, our clients have little to no idea what they’d like to see attached to their home or patio. As deck builders here in the LA area, we completely understand this. In reality, the possibilities are endless for wood decks.
Although your specific building will more or less dictate the appearance of the custom deck, here are a few different designs of custom wood decks we feel will at least get you started in the thinking process.
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The Deck Building Process

It starts with an idea

Our process is simple. Once you have decided on which shape you would like to see your deck, just make a simple sketch or bring us some pictures. The most noteworthy location to gather images is www.google.com or www.pinterest.com. After the initial design is figured out, it's time to bring in the professionals. Areas like Santa Monica, San Fernando Valley, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita, as well as all of Los Angeles, California, require a  permit for a new deck or patio construction. As a best practice, it's not suggested to build a deck without a permit in your backyard or anywhere else.

Constructing a custom wood deck in places like Santa Clarita for example requires an Engineers approval. Same with Los Angeles Ca. The standards for work and materials are very strict as well as they should be. Deck disasters are known to happen when too much load is imposed on the design. As was the case with the Berkley deck disaster.

Nevertheless, Engineering should not create any design issues when considering the shape or placement of the deck. Most great Engineers can work around such complexities. In fact, a good designer will in many cases create their own look, or suggestions for design.

Wood Deck Repairs in Los Angeles

So what do you do when your deck is rotted? Easly, repair it or go the alternative route and start a new remodeling project. But yes, Wood decks can indeed be repaired. That is, to the extent that they are repaired with the proper consideration placed on the replacement pieces being of equal load-bearing capacity. In other words, the new wood pieces must be of the same dimensions or larger.

Depending on the part being replaced, wood decking repairs usually require permits, which as a contractor we always suggest. Most likely because of the safety consideration. Nevertheless, if your wood deck is deteriorated or otherwise damaged, we perform wood deck repairs and build custom wood decks. Wood deck repairs in Santa Clarita seems to be a common occurrence. If not dry-rotted, the termites seem to really enjoy deck wood in this city for some reason.

Some of the issues we can correct Wood deck beam replacement, Deck railing repairs, Floorboards on decks repair or replacement, Posts used to support decks

No matter what the issue is with your specific deck, call us, we are more than happy to come out and take a look. Of course, when you call, make sure to mention a little something about your job or projects you wish to discuss.

Alumawood is Not a Good Deck Material in Los Angeles California

We get asked all the time whether Alumawood is an acceptable deck building or remodeling material. Our answer to that is no. Alumawood is a great patio cover material but when it comes to carrying a load, it’s useless. Essentially, the aluminum is so thin it would not nor should not be used to support people standing on it.

Conversely, aluminum has in fact been in use for deck construction for years, but let’s be honest, the material used for aluminum decks or bleachers is an engineered system. Unlike the Alumawood which is used for backyard patios, this product is a rolled-formed flimsy material. The aluminum used for decks or bleachers is likely to be an extruded system.


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Wood Deck FAQs

Do you need a permit to build a deck in California?

Absolutely. The last thing you want to endanger your friends or family by walking on a shotty built, low budget deck.

What is the cheapest way to build a deck?

Hmmm, the cheapest way to build a deck here in Los Angeles is to use douglas fir for the framing and deck boards. Go with a wood (boards) deck surface rather than a solid floated surface and wood railing.

Can you buy pre-built decks?

You can buy pre-built decks. Of course, you have to understand that some of these companies who supply these pre-build decks don't offer the engineering for Los Angeles California. So after you end up spending countless hundreds of dollars on these types of decks, you will then have to seek out an engineer to be able to obtain permits. As a company who builds custom wood decks in Los Angeles, I'd personally try to keep away from these types of DIY systems.

What is the best wood for outside decks?

If you want your deck to look cool, and also perform well in the Southern California climate, steel is your best option. Unfortunately, most of us cannot afford an all-steel deck. So wood is your next best option. When considering wood, you have many different species of wood to choose from. Douglas Fir, redwood, cedar are just a few different types of wood you can use to build your custom deck. You can get some great ideas for custom decks and patios on the internet.

Get Started On Your Next Decking Project

Patiocovered doesn't just build patios and patio covers. We also build custom decks in Los Angeles as well as throughout Southern California. We're a company that builds one job at a time. We've been in business for over 20 years and have experience in all things outdoor living related. Call our office to set up an appointment today.

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Custom wood decks are a substantial addition to any structure. Furthermore, with slight alterations, it can take on multiple different appearances. Custom wood decks are just that, custom. For Custom decks here in Los Angeles, the preferred building material is wood. Although steel is a formidable material, its significantly more costly than wood and is typically ordered to size. In other words, its somewhat pre-made and assembled on site. On the other hand, wood is bought in random lengths and cut to size on site. Regardless of the materials used to build your Custom Wood Decks in Los Angeles, one thing is certain, the end result means additional square feet to any building.
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