Fending off Sun, Wind, and Nosy Neighbors Albany NY

The deck is too sunny. The deck is too windy. The deck exposes us to the neighbors." Customers might not blame you for these issues, but do you want to take that chance?

Local Companies

Kucharski Brett R
(518)384-3437
454 Stage Road
Ballston Lake, NY
A J Vell Ltd Inc
(518)785-5544
8 Northway Ln N
Latham, NY
Wunderlich Sand & Gravel
(518)785-6084
Sparrowbush Road
Latham, NY
King Packaging Corporation
(518)370-5464
708 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY
Sweeney Company LLC
(518)238-0312
34 Devitt Road
Waterford, NY
Osborne Mill Nursery Inc
(518)482-8150
231 Osborne Road
Albany, NY
Hardscape Solutions Inc
(518)783-6300
1 Mustang Dr
Cohoes, NY
Agway
(518)783-0084
1158 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY
Perennial Landscaping
(518)477-6890
23 Clarks Chapel Road
Nassau, NY
Jonas J P Landscape Designer & Contractor Inc
(518)439-4632
963 USRoute 9W
Selkirk, NY

Approaches to creating great-looking decks

by Elaine Laney

The deck is too sunny. The deck is too windy. The deck exposes us to the neighbors." Customers might not blame you for these issues, but do you want to take that chance? Instead, by considering the site conditions before starting the design, you can anticipate and solve these problems — and you may sell some upgrades that end up pleasing your customers in ways they didn't expect. Happy customers and more money in your wallet — that's how to do it.

Too many decks are sterile or bland, and others just seem raw and uninviting. There are, however, a number of ways to make decks more hospitable and functional, not to mention more profitable. You can easily enhance any of the designs in this article, for instance, by building in planters — I think most people are drawn to decks softened by plants.

Even a small arched trellis at the head of the stairs and post lights (perhaps doubling as bird-feeder supports) can provide visual limits to the deck area, thus creating a more intimate feeling in a wide-open space. With these types of details, the simplest deck can become a space where your customer loves to spend the weekend.

Sun and Shade
If the solar orientation of the deck is to the south or west, the summer sun glaring down all day is likely to overpower an awning or table umbrella. A simple pergola or trellis can provide comforting home environment.

Click here to read full article from Deck Magaziner

Related Articles
- HOBO U30/NRC Weather Station Starter Kit Albany NY
HOBO U30/NRC Weather Station Starter Kit is a new weather monitoring kit that combines the company's most rugged, research-grade data logging weather station with a suite of plug-and-play weather sensors.
- Innovative Products for Home Remodeling Projects Albany NY
- High-Build Coatings Albany NY
- Improving Company Loyalty Albany NY
- Impact-Resistant Roofing Products Albany NY
- Home Exterior Product Reviews Albany NY
- Handling Siding Materials Albany NY