Fending off Sun, Wind, and Nosy Neighbors Delmar 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

Davey Tree and Lawn Care
(518)785-9417
5 Northway Lane North
Latham, NY
R & R Lawn Care & Snow Plowing
(518)786-3914
23 Ann Lee Court
Latham, NY
Inner Green Designs
(518)372-6862
P O Box 2331
Schenectady, NY
Wells Nursery LLC
(518)346-5104
2557 Aqueduct Rd
Schenectady, NY
Green Concepts
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297 Watervliet Shaker Road
Watervliet, NY
Four Seasons Horticulture
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690 Hudson Avenue
Albany, NY
Four Seasons Nursery
(518)785-4258
300 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham, NY
Murman Roger Landscape Architect & Planner
(518)434-6668
22 High Street
Rensselaer, NY
Turfco Lawn & Landscape Inc
(518)399-1442
495 SWaggertown Road
Schenectady, NY
Grimm BLDG Material CO Inc
(518)270-1633
96 Albany Avenue
Troy, 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.

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