In assessing the need for a “custom” deck design for your home, there are 2 primary factors to consider: 1) Functional requirements; and 2) Your personal taste and aesthetic preferences.
From a functional standpoint, many standard deck designs (or templates) have been developed over the years and one of these may be completely appropriate and viable for the design/structure of your home and the physical construction site layout. Archadeck has created eight such modular deck designs in its Lifestyle Classics series, and each one can be adapted to fit various house sizes and incorporate different building materials, such as natural wood or TimberTech composite wood.
However, if you don’t find a standard design that meets your specific functional needs or simply does not lend itself for building/installation for your particular house and/or site layout, you will probably need to rely on a custom deck design for your project.
On the other side of the equation–aesthetic and personal taste–a simple way to assess whether a custom deck design is right for you is tied to how important being a trend-setter is in your purchase decisions. If you have a high expectations for “uniqueness” in the products you buy and the image you want to project, you are a prime candidate for working with a design/build deck contractor who can provide multiple options to choose from.
Archadeck has 30 years experience in the outdoor living category, so we have a well-defined and thorough process for helping customers identify their specific wants and needs for their deck project. In addition to design expertise, we can provide insight on the latest decking products and accessories from companies like TimberTech, Azek, Deckorator, and VAST Pavers.
Regardless of what level of customization you elect for your deck, Archadeck has developed a needs-based customer approach that has transformed our sales force into true design consultants for our customers. Call Archadeck’sMinnesota office at 612-861-3325 to get more information or click here to schedule an online design consultation.