Why Hire A Professional?

Why Is It Important To Hire A Professional Deck Design And Build Company For Your Project?

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Like any other home improvement project you may be considering, Archadeck of Columbus advises homeowners to be cautious and do your homework when it’s time to select a company to design and build your new deck. Not everyone who quantifies as a contractor qualifies as a legitimate deck builder. And not everyone every deck builder adheres to the high standards, professional business practices, and quality workmanship you get with Archadeck as your deck builder and design company.

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Realistically, your home is probably one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Going the extra mile and doing your due diligence to find a contractor who specializes in decks and outdoor living structures to work on your home will pay off in the long run. In much the same way there are hundreds of physicians available in our area, all specializing in different specialties, there are just as many contractors. However, scheduling an appointment with an orthopedic doctor for your annual physical exam just won’t get the job done quite right. An orthopedic doctor specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, they are specialists dealing with these areas of the body — not a general care practitioner — do you get the picture?

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Selecting A Deck Contractor

Is there a difference between a deck builder and a deck builder and design company?

Yes!

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There is a distinct difference between Archadeck of Columbus and other local deck builders, and we call it “the Archadeck difference.” We are a professional deck design and build company. To us, the process of designing a high-quality deck is just as important as building it.

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Designing an outdoor living structure such as a deck, porch, or other project requires knowledge of building materials, an understanding of spatial requirements, and familiarity with local building codes. Here at Archadeck of Columbus, we focus attention on the design to make sure that when we reach the building phase, we secure everything we need, including the building permits. Careful design and planning will reduce the likelihood that we’ll encounter unnecessary delays during the building phase.

If you use a contractor who knows how to build but doesn’t understand the importance of design, your deck will likely not be as structurally sound, functional or versatile as if Archadeck had designed and built it. How do we know this? We have been called in to rebuild or replace decks that were designed poorly from the start. A poor deck design is not going to last as long as a professional design. This is because the flaws of a poor design can lead to structural deficiencies, sooner and later.

There are seven basic qualities or aspects you should consider when selecting a deck contractor. These are:

• Experience
• Professionalism
• Process
• Value
• Ability to Offer a Customized Product
• Attention to Detail
• Warranty & Protection

Experience

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We’ve been designing and building high-quality decks in the Columbus area since 2001. We have extensive experience with composite and synthetic decking as well as wood decks – and we also have deep experience building custom patios & hardscapes, porches, 3-season rooms, and much more. We keep up-to-date on preferred installation guidelines and techniques for the leading composite and synthetic/PVC decking brands such as TimberTech and AZEK. With Archadeck building your project, we will not make costly mistakes that could void your manufacturer’s warranty on materials.

Professionalism

At Archadeck of Columbus, we respect your time. We arrive on time for our meetings with you. We return your phone calls. Many clients are surprised by this. They’ve had the opposite experience with other builders.

Process

Adhering to a process, or series of steps in which to do something, guarantees consistent results, improved efficiency and a higher quality of workmanship. We use checklists and procedures combined with proper planning which eliminates any chance of overlooked items and delays.

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Value

Providing clients with more bang for their buck makes a contractor more valuable. What types of additional services can they provide and still maintain quality? As part of Archadeck Outdoor Living, North America’s largest deck and porch builder, we are backed by a national network of experts. We have an established national relationship with several preferred material vendors.

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A Custom Deck Design

Each of our decks is designed for a specific client’s home. All decisions about materials are based on our client’s specific preferences and budget. The size and shape of your deck is specific to your site and guided by the way you intend to use your deck. To make sure you get the perfect deck for your home and your lifestyle, we listen to you describe what you want in a deck, and we ask questions. We call this process a comprehensive needs analysis. No other builder will give you a better custom deck and design experience. The success of this process is evident in our customer reviews. Read what our customers have to say about their experience with us in this video featured on our YouTube channel:

Attention to Detail

Attention to detail (or lack of it) can make or break the appearance and safety of your deck. For that reason, attention to detail is built into Archadeck’s process. Sub-par work is not acceptable to us, and we require our sub-contractors to meet and exceed our high standards, too. When we meet with you for a deck design consultation, we can point out specific examples of our attention to detail in photos of our projects…

• Take a look at this award-winning outdoor space in Dublin, OH. The deck was built using TimberTech decking. It features an overhead pergola and custom eat-in style, high-counter bar. This project received the Archadeck Design Excellence Award Grand Prize for 2018.

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Prepare to be Amazed with a Stylish New Deck and Pergola by Archadeck of Columbus!. These homeowners in Hilliard, OH, found their wooden deck to be a constant maintenance chore. They contacted Archadeck of Columbus to transform their high-maintenance back yard into a stylish, low-maintenance oasis for fun and relaxation. The finished project is amazing…

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• Custom down to the intricate details! Take a look at the way Archadeck of Columbus custom-designed the railing for this deck in Delaware, OH, using cedar for the top and bottom rails, the railing cap and the larger balusters. For contrast, we also used black aluminum for the posts and the thinner balusters. For additional ambiance and safety after dark, we incorporated TimberTech’s accent lights on several of the posts.

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Warranties

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Archadeck of Columbus is backed by a warranty that covers the entire project (meaning that we will fix anything that’s not right) for one year, and further covers structural issues (foundations, the integrity of framing, etc.) for a period of five years. In addition, Archadeck provides a guaranteed insurance program that covers customers if the local Archadeck office cannot complete a project due to death, illness or going out of business. In this event, the Archadeck corporate office will pay to have the project completed by another Archadeck location.

We are confident that when you meet with us, you’ll get a strong sense of the importance of using a professional deck design and build company. Our professionalism shines through in our customer service, our attention to detail, the quality of our work, and more.

We want to be your deck builder, and the more you know about Archadeck of Columbus, the more you will want us, too. Contact us today to get started at 740-879-3730 or email us at [email protected].

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