If you need a deck built, then you have come to the right place. We have been building decks for years in the McKinney area, and have numerous satisfied customers. No matter the size of your yard or the type of home, we can build a deck that is going to elevate your life.
We can build floating decks for doors at ground level or elevated decks if you don’t want to have to climb down steps to get to your deck. We also have a variety of materials and finishes available for you to choose from.
Want some more privacy? How about a wraparound deck where you can escape for a while. No matter what you want, we can build it for you. So, give us a call today to discuss what we can do for you.
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Deck Material Options
Pressure-treated wood has chemicals passed through it to protect the material from rot, decay, and pests. It is the most commonly used material for decks.
The main reason that it is used is because of the cost. It is one of the most affordable deck materials, and that includes the maintenance costs once the deck is installed. The wood is easy to care for, as long as you do so regularly. You can replace the boards yourself, and you can repaint them too. Because the wood can be painted, you have a variety of colors and finishes, and you can easily change them should you wish to.
The disadvantage of using pressure-treated wood is that it is not as durable as the other materials on the list. For this reason, you will have to maintain it more regularly. The wood also uses chemicals, and that can be harmful to the environment if they seep out.
Pressure-treated wood is moisture resistant, allowing for ground installation, and is easy to upkeep, but you will have to maintain it more regularly.
Cost Of Pressure-Treated Decking: About $2.35 per sq. ft.
Composite wood takes wood by-products, plastics, and glue, and mashes it all together to create a product that looks and acts a lot like treated wood, but is more durable.
Because there are some glue and plastic in there, composite wood is more durable than treated wood, sharing the same moisture-, rot-, and insect-resistant properties but offering more longevity. This means that you do not have to worry as much about maintenance, though you should always maintain your deck regularly. You also have a variety of colors and textures to choose from, though that color is ingrained into the wood, so it is hard to change the design once you have the deck in place.
There is also no getting away from treated wood, and you will have to use that for the foundations. While the deck will last longer, it is more expensive to repair as you may have to replace boards instead of patching.
Composite wood is more expensive than treated wood but does come in a variety of colors and lasts for a long time.
Cost Of Composite Decking: About $7.80 per sq. ft.
Vinyl decking uses PVC to create an extremely water-resistant and durable deck. Vinyl may be the most expensive material on our list, but you get what you pay for.
Vinyl is resistant to mold and mildew, so if you live in a humid climate, this variety of decking material is going to last the longest. The material is also synthetic so it does not suffer from splintering like treated wood will, leaving you with a flawless and smooth finish that is perfect for young children. While all decks need regular maintenance, this material will trouble you the least, giving you more time to kick back and relax.
As we mentioned, it is one of the most expensive deck materials, and like composite decking, the color and texture are ingrained into the vinyl, offering you limited choices for change. Thankfully, over the years, more options have become available, so there is a lot of initial choice.
Vinyl decking may cost you a little more, but that can transform into savings if you maintain your deck.
Cost Of Vinyl Decking: About $7.50 per sq. ft. for hollow core; $9.50 solid core
To Hire Us
At McKinney Deck Builders, our goal is to build decks in McKinney and surrounding Collin County areas.
Reasons why you should choose us:
1. With decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to deck building and can handle anything.
2. Unlike many contractors, we actually answer the phone and always act professional.
3. Nobody is more experienced at building outdoor living spaces for the whole family.
Types Of Decks
A floating deck does not really float. It is attached to the ground, usually very securely, but it does not attach to your home, and there is no support from the home itself, and therefore the deck is ‘floating.’
Floating decks are a more temporary option, so if you think that you will ever move or update our deck, a floating deck makes that easy to do. There is also less work to do to install one, so they are cheaper than other types of deck. Also, if there is any extreme weather, such as high winds, the deck will not pull at your home and damage it.
The main thing you lose out with on a floating deck is the extra stability, but that should not be an issue if done right. Floating decks are usually installed close to the ground, which does not give you as much return on investment.
Wrap Around Deck
A wraparound deck is much as it sounds. Most decks are at the back of your house, and we can create a wraparound deck that extends around one or multiple sides of your home, wrapping around all four sides if you wish.
This kind of deck is ideal if you want to create a lot of space in your exterior living area, and it also creates a little privacy when you are entertaining, moving the entertaining area away from the exit and kitchen. With so much space, you can add a lot of outdoor furniture, a deluxe bbq, and even a porch swing.
The main negative here is that the deck takes up a lot of space, and there is a lot of it, though that is what you are paying for. The main thing to think about with a larger deck is that there is going to be more maintenance.
As the name suggests, an attached deck is attached to your home. This gives extra stability, making use of joists from your house along with the foundations in the ground.
If you want an elevated deck, then an attached deck is your best choice, as the stability offered is way beyond what you will get from a floating deck. You also have the advantage of a seamless flow from your interior to the exterior. And, you can forget about any maintenance caused by weeds growing through and there is usually ample space below for storage.
The negatives are the main reason to go with the pros on this one. An attached deck will cost more, but that is down to the skill needed to build it. Depending on where you live, you may also need a work permit before you build.
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We Build Decks In The Following Areas
McKinney, Celina, Prosper, Mellisa, Princeton, Anna, Weston, Lucas, Allen, Gunter, Little Elm, Frisco. Blue Ridge, Farmersville, Lavon, Lowry Crossing, Parker, Murphy, Nevada, Fairview, Hebron, New Hope, St. Paul, and most of Collin County.
If you would like to inquire if we service your area, please call (469) 949-3394