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Enjoy Your Summer on Your Patio Deck

Enjoy Your Summer on Your Patio Deck

Spending time outdoors is one of the best things about summer. If you have a deck, it’s a good chance that you spend as much time as you can on it. To enjoy the space for the years to come, you must take proper care of the deck. However, anything we have outdoors is going to take a beating from the elements over time. This especially holds true for a patio deck. If that deck wasn’t properly installed or treated with the right weather resistant stains or paints then you could end up with a deteriorating mess. When that happens, it’s guaranteed that you would need to replace your deck eventually.

Replacing decks is one of the most common projects we take on. As soon as the weather starts getting warm, folks are spending more time outside. That’s when they begin to notice their deck breaking down.

Deck Trends

  • Cable Railing


  • Concealed fasteners- adds approx. $5 per sq. foot


  • Composite deck material- ask us about these- many options and each has pro and con

What our customers are saying:

“Their team was great and they worked effectively with the City Inspector. And, the finished product was even better! They communicated with me on each aspect of the job, were creative in solving challenges and executed the project in a timely manner at the quoted price.”

—Sande M., Sausalito

“They were prompt and worked rapidly and cleaned when they completed the work. Everyone took all my cares as their own and were very helpful no matter what the situation was.”

—Clara M., Novato, CA

“Design-Build-Specialists were professional, non-intrusive and efficient. There was good communication regarding the price and project time-frame.”

—Gail H., Novato