Cedar Screen Porch & Deck Maple Grove MN
Deck & Cedar Screened Porch Maple Grove MN
Living in Minnesota gives us the luxury of enjoying the outdoors many months of the year no matter what the weather, and easily included in outdoor activities is relaxing on decks and porches. Spending time with family and friends, grilling, laying out reading or just hanging out by the pool, all things perfect for decks and porches! Not only are they one of the most used additions to homes, they are the most affordable way to add an outdoor living space to your home.
A deck is essentially an outdoor room, usually in a space you didn’t previously use. Of course the extra space will add value to your house at resale time, but a new deck or porch can do a lot more than just add square footage… You new space will also add tremendous value to your life!
They’re comfortable… and whether you want a relaxing retreat from the outside world or party central, it can be whatever you want it to be. They’re as close to home as you can get. And they often return as much money as it costs to build them. What’s so cool about a deck/porch combination, is that you can have it all! No more concerns of mosquitoes and rain. The family barbecue is always on, and the party is never delayed due to a sudden change in weather.
Unlike the other rooms in your house, your deck has to handle exposure to the elements. Deck materials must be able to withstand the powerful forces of nature over years of exposure to the elements. Factors such as severe temperature changes, intense sun, rain, and wind will put any material to the test. Deck materials must also be strong, and be able to support the loads exerted on it. With the right materials, your deck will give you many years of enjoyment.
That’s what makes Cedar a fantastic material for use in a variety of building products, including (or perhaps especially) decking and porches. Apart from being attractive, with a rustic beauty that is unparalleled, cedar has many natural properties that give it a built-in resistance to the ravages of the elements as well as attack by insects. These attributes along with the practical benefits of heat insulation (making for a cooler walking surface than many other wood decks), sound absorption, and dimensional stability that makes it a structural benefit to the rest of your property, are key reasons that have made cedar one of the most popular choices. Plus, there is just something about the aromatic scent that is associated with Cedar that calms and relaxes the soul.
Deckorators Aluminum Railings
Deckorators aluminum railings have also become one of the most popular choices. Made of heavy-gauge aluminum with a thick powder-coated finish designed to weather the elements, they fight against the dangers of rust that come along with wind and rain. Keep in mind that your deck will be constantly exposed to the elements year in and year out. So, for great looks and long-lasting toughness, this system is the perfect finishing touch for remodels or new projects.
Deck & Cedar Screened Porch Maple Grove MN
We recently completed a screen porch project for a homeowner in Maple Grove Minnesota. The deck and porch are built with cedar decking and black Deckorator aluminum railing. The outside of the porch has been wrapped with white composite trim to make the entire outside maintenance free. With the screened in porch at 16′ x 14′, the deck at 16’x14’, for a total of 32×14, this custom design adds a lot of usable square footage to their home.
Minnesota Deck and Porch Contractor
If you’ve been thinking about what a beautiful deck and/or porch could do for your home, just contact a Minnesota Deck Builder today to get your project underway! With Old Man Winter on our heels, building an outdoor living space… such as a deck or porch might not seem like a particularly appealing proposition for many homeowners. But you don’t have to wait until next year. It’s never too late in the season to build a new deck, porch or addition onto your home!
Once your decision has been made, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and take in the simply beauty of the amazing fall colors! Feel the “WOW” of fall right from the comfort of your home! And what is better than taking time to enjoy the Ahhhhhs in life!