Despite Minnesota’s brief summers, outdoor living areas are essential to how we enjoy our homes. It’s not surprising that today’s decks, balconies, and porches rival indoor spaces for quality features and add tremendous value and resale appeal. And don’t worry. APEX understands you want spend time enjoying your new space as long as possible each season, not maintaining it.
Trust JB to guide you toward attractive low-maintenance decking and railings systems, weather-worthy entertainment and grilling features and advanced construction techniques that will spare your landscape from heavy equipment when possible.
Easy access and optimal view from inside the house are important aspects of every APEX outdoor living area. JB often recommends updating doors and windows so a new deck or porch enhances the home indoors and out.
APEX has had great experience with Trex and Azek composite decking and the Wentworth powder-coated aluminum railing system. However, it also designs and builds with the latest glass railing systems and exotic hardwood decking, such as Ipe, with hidden fasteners. The Diamond Pier system enables APEX to install sturdy post piers without excavating.
Decks and porches should fit with the style of the house. JB draws from his architecture training to ensure that the design, scale and materials are compatible with your home. Where space allows, front porches are a great way to introduce special curb appeal, shelter arriving guests and engage with neighbors. Be prepared to compare the pros and cons of an open porch, screened porch, three-season porch or year-round sunroom. APEX does them all.
When designing decks, APEX considers shade, wind, privacy and view. Your project may call for an operable pergola to provide shelter from sun and rain or an attractive screen to create separation from curious neighbors.