Barker & Son – Design/Construction: Your St. Louis Deck Builder
If you’re in the market for a deck builder, look no further than Barker & Son – Design/Construction for an expert design and professional installation. Whether you want us to build a brand-new deck or remodel an existing deck for your St. Louis home, you can trust the knowledgeable deck contractors at Barker & Son to handle the job.
Experts in Deck Design
At Barker & Son – Design/Construction, we are the experts in deck design and installation. When designing a deck, there many things to take into consideration. Our experienced St. Louis deck builders will help you answer these important questions as we create your custom deck design:
- Do you want a multi-level deck or a single-level deck?
- Do you want to include a deck cover?
- Where is the best place to attach the deck to your house?
- Do you want to add an LED or low-voltage light system to your deck?
- What type of railings, balusters, or decking do you want your deck made of?
Quality Materials from Deck-Building Contractors You Can Trust
The number one thing to consider when it comes to planning a deck is the material to be used. You can trust the building contractors at Barker & Son – Design/Construction to use only the highest quality materials available at every price point. Composite decking is more expensive, but it will usually last a lifetime. Some of the higher-end decking products we offer are even maintenance free. But if you’re on a budget, a cedar deck or a regular pressure-treated wood deck are good cost-effective options.
“Our old deck was coming apart and was an absolute safety hazard. The Timber Tech deck you guys put on is gorgeous and certainly worth the extra few bucks for the composite decking” Tom H., Kirkwood, MO
Composite decking has come a long way in just a few short years. Two types of composite decking are now available: traditional composite and PVC extruded composite. Traditional composite is a mixture of wood fiber and plastic resin. PVC decking is the newest type of composite decking. It consists of high-density plastic material designed for long-lasting outdoor structures. Though composite decking is more expensive than traditional wood decking, it is often the better choice. Traditional wood decks have always had the following issues:
- A tendency to fade in the sun
- Poor weather resistance
- Easily stained and scratched
- Issues with insects and mold
- A tendency to split, crack, peel, cup, warp, and shrink
- Susceptible to structural problems and decay
As you can see, going with the more expensive option up front may save you time, trouble, and money in the long run. The higher-end PVC products (Timber Tech, Azek, Fiberon) will perform well against sun fading, scratching, weather, mold, insects, stains, splitting, cracking, and peeling. In addition, the PVC material is practically maintenance free and should last a lifetime.
You can trust Barker & Son – your St. Louis deck builders – to provide you with high-quality brands and sound advice when it comes to choosing decking material. Give us a call today, and our reputable home contractors help you determine the best materials for your new deck. Here are some of the decking product manufacturers we work with:
Is Your Deck Looking Worn and Run-Down? It Might Be Time for a Deck Checkup
If your older deck is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, you might be due for a deck checkup. Give us a ring, and we’ll send a knowledgeable deck expert out to your home to evaluate your deck. We’ll assess the frame and structural stability of the deck, see what shape the rails and decking are in, and help you make a decision on whether to replace the decking with wood or a composite material.
You can trust the deck builders of Barker & Son in St. Louis to give you an honest evaluation and expert advice.