With decades of combined experience
We offer both deck remodeling and deck expansion
Our number one priority is to offer our clients the best in customer service, quality materials, and a variety of options to choose from. Our skilled professionals can transform your tired, worn deck into an outdoor space that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. If your deck is simply not large enough for your needs any longer, we can add on to it so that you never have to worry about space again!
If you’ve noticed that your deck is looking worn down or faded, it could be time for a remodel. Or perhaps you simply would like to update the style of your deck. Either way, our trained contractors can help you create the deck you want.
It’s never fun when you plan a nice outdoor evening with some family and friends and your deck is just not big enough. We can add on to your deck to give you all the space you need to enjoy the summer weather!
Signs that mean your deck needs to be
Sometimes it may not be obvious right off that your deck needs to be remodeled. Here are some signs that you should consider remodeling your deck.
Warning signs that your deck needs a renovation:
Have you noticed that whenever you lean on the railings of your deck they give a little or shake? After having your deck for some years the railings can become loose, especially if they’re fastened with nails. This can cause a serious safety hazard, even more so for young children and the elderly.
Loose Deck Boards
If you’ve noticed that your deck has some give in it whenever you’re walking across it, you could benefit from a remodel. As these wooden boards age, they can warp. When they warp, they will often become loose or unfastened completely. It can feel like you may fall through at any moment when this occurs, making for a significantly unsafe deck.
Have you noticed any areas of wood that feel spongy or weak? If so, this can mean that there is wood rot present. If part of your deck is starting to rot from water damage, it may be necessary to replace the surrounding area as well to prevent the rot from spreading further.
Rusted Fixtures and Fittings
It’s important to check the fixtures and fittings underneath your deck from time to time. These are the pieces responsible for holding the various parts of the deck together. It’s possible for these fixtures to weaken over the years and from exposure to the elements. If you notice that they’ve become rusty, this can weaken the complete structural integrity of the deck.
Mold and Mildew
It’s not uncommon for a small amount of green-colored mold to occur naturally on your deck due to moisture exposure. This doesn’t normally affect the integrity of your deck, though it can potentially aggravate people’s allergies. However, if you notice fungal growths or thick masses of mold growing on your deck, this can be a more serious issue that needs to be remedied.
Faded or Stained Decking
In most cases, a deck is sealed to protect it from staining and UV exposure. Over the years, this sealant will wear off and lead to the fading of wooden deck boards and railing. It can also lead to the possibility of staining as these sealants protected the deck from dirt and spills.
When it comes to deck remodeling, it’s best to leave it to the pros.
Many homeowners will start a project like a deck remodel, see how much detail actually goes into it, get overwhelmed, and eventually abandon the project. Don’t let this happen to you, our professional deck remodeling team can remodel your deck quickly for the most affordable prices!
Built-in Storage Space
Creating extra storage space is an excellent way to update your deck while making it more functional as well. Our contractors can build an extra storage component right into the side of your deck that can hold any manner of outdoor items, such as cushions, toys, or tools!
Constantly rearranging outdoor furniture can be a pain, especially after a storm blows them around your deck. We can help lessen the need for this loose furniture by including built-in benches along your deck. Not only is it convenient, but it will also make your deck look more modern and luxurious.
One of the first things someone notices about your deck is the railing. We can update your tired, old railing to a modern decorative railing that catches the eye of any visitor. Decorative spindles and ball tops are among the many specialty products available to adorn railings.
Forget about dragging the grill out of the shed every time you want to have a bar-b-cue. We can add an outdoor kitchen to your deck, complete with grill, sink, under-counter refrigerator, wine cooler, and eating area. This option will also significantly increase the value for your home!
Nothing screams luxury quite like a hot tub. You can designate a corner of your deck for us to install a hot tub or we can add on to your deck to create enough space. A hot tub is one option that you can enjoy for years with your entire family.
Another excellent deck remodeling option is adding a pergola to your deck. Bring the indoors into the outdoors with one of these custom-designed, beautifully made wooden pergolas. These structures will provide some coverage while allowing loads of natural sunlight. In the event that a storm moves in, you can cover these structures so you can enjoy some outdoor time regardless of the weather.
Enjoy your new deck
A deck remodel will significantly add value to your home and increase curb appeal. On average, homeowners can expect to receive up to 80% return on investment with this type of remodeling project. You can always expect this ROI when you choose to work with Grand Rapids Remodel.
However, we understand that you may have wanted this update simply for yourself and your family. Remodeling your deck will allow you and your family to have a wonderful place to visit and have fun for years!
You have questions,
We have answers.
Here are the frequently asked questions you need to know.
This a list of the most common questions that we hear from our customers. If you have more questions, feel free to give us a call!
Different types of
Oil decking stains penetrate wood quite well and provide excellent protection. Oil-based stains are normally more natural-looking than water-based stains. They enhance the beauty of the wood by allowing more of the wood grain to show through.
Water-based decking stains have become increasingly popular in recent years due to stricter VOC laws in many states. Water-based stains can retain their color better than oil-based though they’re not as user-friendly.
Acrylic Deck Paint
Acrylic paints are designed to prevent cracking during temperature changes. You can also get deck paint with a subtle non-slip texture. Deck paint is mildew resistant as well, which helps protect the wood underneath.
When using pressure-treated lumber or a rot-resistant species, such as cedar or redwood, you can leave the boards unfinished. Your deck will weather to a silver/gray patina.