Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why Choose a Composite Deck over PVC Materials

If you are considering building a deck for your Fairfax home, take the time to research Northern Virginia deck contractors. Not every licensed contractor is the same. There are clear differences in construction quality, material selection and functionality of outdoor living spaces.

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When you make the choice to go with Mark Shriner Contracting, or Distinctive Deck Designs, you get high-quality and low-maintenance decks. We understand that cheaper installation prices draw a lot of homeowners initially to natural wooden decks. However, the cost of maintaining such decks far outweighs the cost of installing a durable low-maintenance product such as TREX Transcend® or TREX Select®. Here is a full comparison of natural wood decks and composite wood decks in deck construction.

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5 New Trends in Northern Virginia Deck Construction

The outdoor living expansion business has catapulted just in the past decade. Our Northern Virginia deck builders want to keep you in the loop with new ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round! Here are five new trends we see popping up in decks throughout the Fairfax area.

Lower Level Decks

Many homes throughout Northern Virginia have elevated, tiered decks. However, many Northern Virginia homeowners are now building Continue reading