Custom Wood Decks in Los Angeles
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.
Get Some Custom Wood Deck IdeasIn most cases, our clients have little to no idea what they’d like to see attached to their home. In reality, the possibilities are endless for wood decks. Although your specific building will more or less dictate the appearance of the deck, here are a few different designs of custom wood decks we feel will at least get you started.
Custom Wood Deck DesignSo the first thing you’ll want to consider when designing your wood deck is the shape of your home. Attaching the deck to your existing building requires much planning. Building a custom wood deck in Los Angeles almost always requires the use of an Engineer or Architect. Deck construction 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. Therefore, all you need is imagination. 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 its a free-standing structure.
With so many possible shapes, material options, paint colors and construction options to choose from, picking a decks design can seem daunting. Our custom decks start with a sketch drawing of the design and once approved, will get re-drawn professionally by the Engineer or Architect.
The Deck Building Process
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. A most noteworthy location to gather images is www.google.com or www.pinterest.com. After the initial design is figured out, its time to bring in the professionals. Santa Clarita, as well as Los Angeles, requires a building permit for deck construction.
Building a custom wood deck in Santa Clarita requires an Engineers approval. Same with Los Angeles. The standards 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 come up with their own suggestions for design.
Alumawood is Not a Good Deck Material
We get asked all the time whether Alumawood is an acceptable deck building material. Our answer to that is no. Alumawood is a great patio cover building 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 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 product which is a rolled-formed flimsy material. The aluminum used for decks or bleachers is likely to be an extruded system.
Wood Deck Repairs in Santa Clarita and Los AngelesSo what do you do when your deck is rotted? Easly, repair it. Yes. Wood decks can be repaired. 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. Here in Santa Clarita, depending on the part being replaced, wood deck repairs usually require permits. Most likely because of the safety consideration.
Nevertheless, if your wood deck is deteriorated or otherwise damaged, we perform wood deck repairs in Santa Clarita as well as most all of Los Angeles. Wood deck repairs in Santa Clarita seems to be a common occurrence. If not dry-rotted, the termites seem to really enjoy deck wood 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.