Whether we consider our Minnesota summer to begin on Memorial Day (May 30), the Solstice (June 20), or an approaching graduation party, we already are drawn to spend more time outdoors on our decks or porches Have you ever seen a greener May 1?
Long-time APEX Construction Management (APEX Design Build) clients know to lock down their outdoor living projects early in the busy construction season. This gives them time to enjoy the remodeled decks and porches before hockey returns. Contact JB for priority scheduling if you are thinking of remodeling or adding a deck or porch. And don’t overlook the opportunity to improve deck access and view from indoors by upgrading doors and windows. Integration of indoor and outdoor living areas is a leading trend in home design.
Deck and porch projects offer high style, low maintenance
As shown at this recent North Oaks project, APEX often uses Trex or AZEK decking and the Westbury aluminum railing system for the decks and porches it designs and builds. Trex is a composite of wood fiber and plastic with a protective shell. AZEK is solid PVC plastic. Both offer colors and deep grain that resemble wood but require no sanding or staining. Westbury Railings feature a powder-coated factory finish for superior durability. They come in a variety of handsome, maintenance-free profiles from curved balusters to tempered glass.
Be sure to ask JB about energy-efficient LED lighting, phone-controlled Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, and weather-worthy entertainment components for your deck or porch. Warming devices such as heaters and fireplaces enhance both comfort and ambiance. If it helps, think of the space as an open-air room addition. With the right design and features, get ready to extend your outdoor enjoyment into the evening and fall this year.