Fending off Sun, Wind, and Nosy Neighbors Dunkirk 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

Rodgers & Son Inc
(716)296-8065
7406 North Route 83
Cherry Creek, NY
Buffalo Turbine Agricultural Equipment CO Inc
(716)532-2272
20 Industrial Place
Gowanda, NY
Storer Excavating & Trucking
(716)595-3186
7534 Route 380
Stockton, NY
Misty Ridge Landscaping LLP
(716)326-4765
6548 Portage Road
Westfield, NY
Don Lane
Lane TV & Satellite

716-962-9401
6073 - 6081 Route 380
Sinclairville, NY
Gugino Lawn & Garden
(716)549-1414
Brant Reservation Road
Brant, NY
Erie Landscaping
(716)988-3672
8961 South Dayton Silver Creek
Forestville, NY
R & R Landscaping
(716)753-2787
136 South Erie Street
Mayville, NY
KUTZ John E Nursery
(716)326-3006
21 North Water Street
Westfield, NY
Westfield Nursery & Garden Shop
(716)326-3032
West Main Road
Westfield, 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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