Decks - Pergolas - Stairs and Landings
We are your Local Deck Builder Expert
Decks are a necessity for your outdoor enjoyments. If done right your deck construction project becomes a luxury you can't live without. B.B.Q to an afternoon refreshment. A well-planned deck can serve your family and friends for many decades. Most rear second-story decks don't offer stairs from ground level. To build stairs from ground level you need a trained craftsman to build them properly. Handrails have to be a certain height, beams and brackets have to be done properly. Remembering if your doing a DIY you'll need permits and you'll need to have your deck inspected by the city. Materials used have many pros and cons. You'll want to pick the right materials for your intended purpose. From cedar to vinyl and bricked columns you'll need a solid plan of attack as improperly built decks will require much maintenance and is a safety problem to your family and friends. Call us today for your free consultation to see what we can do for you as your professional deck builders.
Calgary, Okotoks Deck, and Patio Contractor
As your local Deck and Patio contractor, we take pride in our work and craftsmanship. We are very passionate about building decks and patios and you'll see it through our initial consultation, design, and final. Elevation Renovations is not a large company as we hand-select the best carpenters to work with us. Serving Okotoks, Calgary, and the surrounding area we have you covered. Many say it's hard to find a great deck contractor, well you have to look no further. We feel very confident you'll enjoy the process so much you'll call us again for other renovations around your home. If you're looking for a composite deck contractor, patio contractor, pergola contractor you have found the right place.
Maintenance Free Decks
We all love maintenance-free Decks unless you're into the constant upkeep of your deck? There are materials on the market that are special designed for your deck to make it maintenance-free. Installing cladding and a vinyl top secures your deck from the elements. Paints and stains from your hardware store only last for so long and your deck should be checked every spring. There are other materials on the market as well that are composite decking materials that don't break down like wood materials and will last decades if you take proper care of them. For a full list of products and options contact us for a free consultation to see what we have to offer. Contact us for a quick and easy estimate.
Screen Rooms & SunRooms
Screen rooms and Sunrooms are an amazing feature on any home renovation checklist. They are not for just keeping the bugs out but a sanctuary as an added living space. Adding a sunroom really brings the cottage close to home. Cedar screen rooms have become very popular for families as they don't just add value to your home but are used for friend gatherings and family time around a propane fire pit. Options of installing a BBQ within your new living space are easy with a switched vent fan. Keep the sun out for shade but still enjoy the outdoors or get sky lights installed for extra light and sun. Elevation Renovations being proficient in screen rooms and sun rooms you have confidence your new living space will be enjoyed by many for decades.
Material And design
There are a lot of materials out there that can implement a Screen Room.
We use pressure-treated lumber and Cedar either painted or stained to color match your home or unique to your taste.
Here is a list of the pros and cons of both pressure treated and cedar.
We will start with Cedar Cons.
-It's a softwood material.
-It is not machined perfectly like other materials.
-Cedar is not good for beams or columns which other materials are used for this.
-It'll have to be stained or repainted a couple of times within a 25-year span.
-It costs more than pressure-treated materials.
-It's beautiful plain and simple.
-It can be shaped and formed into any style.
-Designs can be anything you want or dream of.
-Cedar has natural oils within the fiber to repel wood rot and bugs.
-It can last 50-70 years if you take care of it.
-It is a lot cheaper than other materials on the market.
-Because it's softwood it takes stains very well.
-Cedar is readily available so to replace a piece it's very easy to source local cedar materials and you don't have to call back the company who installed the living space to find out materials have been discontinued.
Cons of Pressure treated materials
-It's rustic in nature as some of the material selection has not been planed smooth from the wood mill.
-Finding quality Pressure treated materials can be difficult for some even though its readily available.
-It expands and contracts if not painted with a good coat of stain or paint.
-The materials are initially heavy due to the pressure treat and moisture.
Pros for Pressure-treated Lumber
-It's very cost-effective compared to all other materials.
-Even though softwood rates higher than most softwoods for density.
-It can be stained or painted and takes stain and paint well.
-It has been treated to not rot like most building materials.
-You can expect anywhere from a 25- 40 year lifespan.
-It can be shaped into any style or design.
-It gives a rustic look and brings the cottage home.
-It's easy to replace pieces if needed as it's sold in every home hardware store.
-It's Great for outdoor weather.
-Great for beams and columns.
Patio, Porch & Pool Insect Screen is a Heavy Duty Fiberglass Screen Mesh designed for use in the pool, patio, porch, and sunroom enclosures. Its increased diameter strand is ideal for larger openings where extra strength is needed on wide spans of the screen. Charcoal color is the most requested as it has the best outward visibility.
Available in Charcoal and Silver Gray colors.
Mesh: 18 x 14, Diameter: .013.
No-See-Um Insect Window Screen is A finer mesh fiberglass screen to protect against no-see-um, gnats, sand flies, and other tiny insects common in low marshy and coastal areas.
Is also Heavy Duty Mesh suitable for Patio, Porch and Pool Enclosures.
Charcoal color only.
Mesh: 20 x 20, Diameter: .013.
Florida Glass Privacy Screen is the same heavy mesh as Pool & Patio screen, with the addition of a plastic laminate to protect against the elements. Often used in the bottom portions of pool and patio enclosures to keep grass clippings out or in sections where privacy is desired.
Charcoal color only.
Mesh: 18 x 14, Diameter: .013.
Copper Bronze Window Screen is Comprised of 90% copper and 10” zinc. Premier window screening offering superior strength and durability in a bright gold finish that will oxidize to a patina that protects the copper screening from corrosion.
Mesh: 18 x 14, Diameter: .011.
Screen Spline install
The Wood material is routered to accommodate a #180 spline.
The groove is sealed with a water seal and small 20 gauge staples are used every 12 inches to prevent the displacement of the screen from detaching from the opening. The staple beds withing the groove and is very clean and hard to notice.
Waterproof decks with ECONODECK Vinyl
As your professional decking contractor, we specialize in Econodek Vinyl installations and Duradek installs. As your decking contractor, we can recommend the best solutions to match your ideas and needs during your consultation. Vinyl your deck to make two living spaces available. We will make your deck design work for you. Below you'll see the benefits of your vinyl deck waterproofing compared to planked decking wood or composite decking. We have many vinyl colors to pick from before we start building your deck.