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A Virginia backyard with a spacious deck and a table set.

Enjoy Your Backyard this Summer with a Brand-New Deck

If a summer vacation is out of the question for you and your family this year, simply bring the outdoor oasis to you with Distinctive Deck Designs. Our custom deck designs will transform your backyard into a luxurious and comfortable escape for you and your loved ones. Installing a new deck will increase both the livability of your outdoor space and the value of your home. Enjoy the season with these incredible, decking options.

Create a stunning deck area with Trex® composite decking

Our deck designers proudly use Trex® composite decking to complete your North Virginia deck design. Trex® decking is the most popular wood-alternative, synthetic decking. It is extremely durable and splinter-free for a long-lasting build. Beautiful and sturdy composite decks add value to any Fairfax home, and we install like no other contractor in the area. Host dinners, set up lounge chairs, or crack open a book with your morning coffee on your deck this summer and enjoy the season to the fullest.

Truly transform your space with a covered living area

Basking in the summer sun on your deck is a wonderful way to pass the time this season. However, some days it’s nice to lounge in the shade while still being able to enjoy the outdoors. This is where covered living areas come in! Distinctive Deck Designs offers:

  • Gazebos
  • Screened porches
  • Sunrooms
  • Front Porches

Outdoor structures will allow you and your family to enjoy the great outdoors this season without worrying about the elements. Keep out intense sunlight and bugs by installing one of our incredible, outdoor living options.

Illuminate your North Virginia home with a fireplace

Nothing beats sitting by the warm glow of the fire with your family on a summer night. Distinctive Deck Designs fireplaces will greatly enhance those nights spent with loved ones in your deck area by illuminating the space and creating a comforting ambiance. Increase safety in your backyard, as well, by adding additional deck lighting so you can hang out in your yard well past sunset.

Achieve the backyard of your dreams with Distinctive Deck Designs. Our team of expert deck builders will work with you to bring your vision to life so you can have the best summer yet. Contact us today for a consultation!

A round deck in a North Virginia backyard.

Hiring a Professional Company Vs. DIY Deck Building

Creating a deck area that adds value to your home and increases the livability of your yard is a worthy investment for any homeowner. Deck projects are a large undertaking and hiring a company of deck designers, like Distinctive Deck Designs, will provide you with professional installation and positive construction experience. Most homeowners decide to take on the project themselves to save money and personalize their deck. Well, good news: Distinctive Deck Designs installations are cost-effective and completely customizable!

High-quality processes:

With over 20 years of experience in building Northern Virginia decks, Distinctive Deck Designs brings unmatched expertise and knowledge to the table. We take pride in using only the best materials to bring your dream backyard to life. Our processes are organized and collaborative to ensure you are involved from start to finish! You’ll have a deck that matches your style without having to lift a finger!

We start every project by visiting your home for a completely free, no-obligation consultation to see the space, firsthand. It’s important for our deck builders to evaluate the site before we make recommendations about the design or materials. We also consider how you plan to use your outdoor space. Whether you love to entertain friends and family or want a personal retreat to relax, we’ll design the perfect space to accommodate your needs. Not only does our team of builders assure that your vision is brought to life, but they also make the construction process simple and non-intrusive. Our crews are dedicated to leaving a clean job site after each day. We take our time to ensure our work is held to high standards, from thorough craftsmanship to high-quality materials.

High-quality materials and a wide range of options:

Distinctive Deck Designs provides only the best and most durable materials for your project. Whatever material you choose, your deck will be long-lasting, safe, and beautiful. Our products come in a variety of colors as well. Our crew will install a deck that matches the existing aesthetic of your deck perfectly! Not only do we offer a plethora of decking materials, but we also offer high-quality features to compliment your new, outdoor living space. See our outdoor fire pit, lighting, and covered living area options as well!

Skip the dirty work and hire Distinctive Deck Designs for a pristine installation! Work with our skilled team of builders to create a design that speaks to you. Contact us today to get started on your project.

A close of up Trex decking on a white staircase.

Is Trex® Decking a Better Alternative to Wood?

What is Trex® Decking? 

Trex® decking is the most popular brand of wood-alternative synthetic decking and durable, splinter-free deck railing systems with handrail components. It is made from high-quality materials and offers a beautiful, sleek look. Trex® Decking is exceptionally versatile. Trex Transcend® decking comes in a variety of colors, including tropical-wood colors, and is just one of several great lines of synthetic decking that Trex® manufactures. Other lines include:

  • Trex Transcend®
  • Trex Enhance®
  • Trex Escapes®
  • Trex Accent®

What are the benefits of Trex® Decking? 

The biggest pro to having Distinctive Deck Designs install Trex® decking is the fact that you’ll never have to worry about splinters or warping of the wood. Since your deck will be made from synthetic materials, it will look flawless all year-long and be safe for your family and pets.

Trex® decking is also low maintenance, which is a big plus for homeowners. A good scrub at the beginning of spring will help keep it shiny and clean. You won’t have to utilize potentially harmful chemicals to keep your natural wood deck in good shape.

Trex® material also stays much cooler to the touch than wood. Enjoy a barefoot stroll on your deck in the summertime and be completely comfortable. Let your kids and pets spend time on your deck without

Besides being versatile in the number of different shades it comes in, Trex® decking can also be cut, routed, and grooved just like real wood boards. Distinctive Deck Designs prides itself on providing you with completely customizable deck design, and Trex® decking offers us the ability to create uniquely curved designs to match your vision perfectly.

Trex® Decking tends to be more eco-friendly since it’s made from recycled materials and the process of manufacturing it is less damaging to the environment than that of treating real wood.

If you’re thinking of adding a beautiful deck to your backyard and want to go with a high-quality, low maintenance alternative to wood, consider going with Trex® decking. Contact Distinctive Deck Designs for a free design consultation.

Turn Your Deck into an Oasis with 5 Simple Upgrades

Simple Upgrades for Your North Carolina Deck

Here’s five easy ways to turn your deck into your own personal oasis:

After installing your top-of-the-line deck, chances are you’re going to want to spend a great deal of your time on it! Elevated from the ground and almost always the peaceful harbor for a calm breeze, a deck is one of the easiest places to create your own personal oasis. It’s easier than you think – here are five simple upgrades that can take your outdoor deck to a whole new level of serenity:

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