Fending off Sun, Wind, and Nosy Neighbors Oakland Gardens 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

SilverLining Interiors, Inc.
2091 Broadway, third floor
New York, NY
Martin Viette Nurseries
(516)922-5530
6050 Northern Boulevard
East Norwich, NY
Countywide Electric of Westchester Inc
(914)961-4530
187 Main
Eastchester, NY
JHM Landscaping & Stump Grinding
(516)799-7308
207 North Cedar Street
Massapequa, NY
De Palma Florist
(516)825-3777
146 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Julie Cummings Urban Gardener
(718)788-2159
311 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Family Landscaping Inc
(631)584-9290
215 Bergen Court
Copiague, NY
Aesthetic Landscape Care Inc
(914)478-7320
520 Farragut Parkway
Hastings On Hudson, NY
Universal Stone & Tile Inc
(516)364-6777
159 Lafayette Dr
Syosset, NY
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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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