A New Deck This Fall Can Make You Jolly!

Deck in the fall

Installing your deck in the fall is easy, with Miles Bradley!

When the leaves change and back-to-school ensues you may have a few home renovations still on your list from the summer. While you may think that fall isn’t an ideal time to add “Hire a company to build my deck” to the list, you couldn’t be further from the truth! Fall is a great time to have your deck inspected, repaired, or build from the ground up! With the holiday season ramping up, hiring a deck building company in the Metro Chicago and Detroit area will help save your sanity and time this fall.

We here at Miles Bradley have been building decks in the fall (and even the winter) for years!
Installing a deck in the fall is a good alternative to installing a deck in the summer for many reasons. So if you’ve had to put off your dream deck installation this summer, fret not!

Why Fall is a Great Time to get a Deck Installed:

-Frost Hasn’t Set in Yet
Since the ground hasn’t quite frozen yet, fall is a great time to install the outdoor deck or patio. Posts can still be put into the ground and a deck can still be built before the frost sets in and the ground becomes hard.

-We’re Less Busy!
Summer is our peak season, and we are stretched thin as a business. In the fall the deck building season slows down

-You’ll be Able to Enjoy the Fall, Outdoors
Getting out and enjoying the great outdoors from the comfort of your backyard is a gift all it’s own. Enjoying the brisk fall nights with

Give the Gift of a Deck For The Holidays!

Why not give your loved one the gift they’ve always wanted? Putting your down payment on a new Trex deck can ensure that your following spring and summer is going to be spent outside with friends and family!

So why wait to get the deck of your dreams? Contact us today!

Spook Up Your Deck- Halloween Deck-O-Rating!

October is here, which means Halloween is coming up! Many homeowners get into the Halloween spirit by decorating their home with spooky decorations. Whether you are hosting a Halloween party, or just want to show off your spirit, incorporating your deck into your ideas can add a great touch! Check out some of our great “deck-o-rating” ideas:

  • halloween decoration for deckMums and pumpkins up your stairs to your deck. Create a unique design by rotating their pattern! If you have deck lighting, this will even look great at night
  • Utilize the steps– Using the steps to your deck; add rubber spiders and webbing, but make sure they are safely on the back or sides.
  • Carved or Painted Pumpkins-  There are many creative ways to use pumpkins as decoration. You can drill holes in special patterns and add a candle to shine through, or if you have a squirrel problem, painting may be your best option! This is also a great way to get the kids involved in the decorating process!
  • Spooky Skeletons- If you are looking to add a little fear factor to your deck during the Halloween season, you can purchase plastic skeletons that can be maneuvered however you like. Bend the joints of the skeleton to make them look as if they are climbing up your deck or onto your home. You can add fog, lights, or gravestones to enhance the look even more!

These are just a few of our ideas on how to decorate your deck for Halloween. We have shared much more DIY inspired ideas for patios, porches, or decks on our Pinterest page. Be sure to check them out and share some of your favorites!

We would love to see what you have come up with this year! Be sure to share your Halloween inspired decorations on our Facebook page!

Fall Deck Building in Michigan

Fall is a great time to have a deck built in Michigan. Because temperatures are dropping and building conditions aren’t so “perfect,” you can save tons of money on your build! With the demand lower in the fall or winter months, you can save nearly 20% with an offseason build, talk to our professional deck builders today for more information!

May is Michigan Deck Safety Month

Michigan Deck Inspection Checklist

Getting your deck’s ledger, framing, and hardware checked can help you avoid any future pains

Miles Bradley Building  is participating in deck safety awareness all throughout the month of May in Michigan. With all the storms that have been rolling through, you never know if you deck has sustained any damage from falling debris or regular wear and tear. Letting your old wooden unsealed deck rot doesn’t make your time outside enjoyable or safe.

This point especially rings true for all the DIYers out there who may have missed a step or safety code when building their deck. Getting a professional deck inspection will not only give you peace of mind but will ensure that your investment will pay off in the long run. We encourage everyone to get their old deck regularly inspected by a licensed professional to ensure that they are safe and up to code.

Over the years, code requirements for decks have changed. Older decks may not be built to adhere today’s code requirements and can cause a safety hazard. One example of an overlooked Some older decks were not built using the correct deck tension hardware which can cause ledger failures.

Code requirements were established to protect the consumer and any future buyers of the consumer’s. Repairing an old wooden deck can be costly, and in some cases replacing a deck may be the only option. That’s why getting an inspection can help you catch any problems before they start.

Schedule Your Michigan Deck Inspection

As a supporter of NADRA or the North America Deck and Railing Association, we are highly qualified deck builders that can provide a deck inspection for you.  Miles Bradley has the training, expertise, and special knowledge to provide deck inspections and repair your damaged deck. We can help repair and replace your old deck with new composite deck materials that can stand the test of time.  All decks that we construct are up to code and will pass any inspection with flying colors.

Contact us now or get a free quote on your next professional deck inspection!

 

Timbertech or Trex- Choosing Low Maintenance Composite Decking

Trex

Overtime, the decking industry has made drastic improvements to materials used to create your dream deck. Trex or Timbertech are very popular composite decking companies, manufacturing composite decking materials which give homeowners the wood look they want, yet easy maintenance and longevity. As time continues to pass, composite decking continues to transform and other composite decking manufacturers are being introduced.

If you are planning on having your dream deck constructed out of low maintenance composite decking materials, Trex or Timbertech both supply high quality decking materials and have very similar collections for you to choose from. So what is the difference between the two? Which should you choose?

The decision on when to choose Trex composite decking or Timbertech composite decking is completely up to you. As far as the product goes, they are very similar and both offer the same low maintenance aspect that everyone is searching for. You may realize that your decision on which company to select may come down to texture, color or customization’s you wish for your deck or landscaping project to have.

At Miles Bradley, we construct your low maintenance dream deck with the highest quality Trex or Timbertech composite decking materials. Our decking professionals will review your deck plans and help you determine whether Timbertech or Trex composite decking is right for you. Contact our professional deck builders today so we can get started.

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Off Season Deck Building Saves You Money

Off Season Deck Building Saves You MoneyWhen it comes to having a deck addition built onto your home, there are many factors to take into consideration as you prepare for your new deck. Aspects such as cost or decking materials used will play an important role in your decision to hire Miles Bradley for your Michigan deck building company. If you are looking to save money on a new deck built of high quality materials, scheduling your deck build for the fall or winter season is your best option.

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