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!

Seasonal Decoration Storage

Creating Weatherproof Storage Space Under Your Deck

Seasonal Decoration StorageSeasonal decorations are always a fun way to change things up and spice up any living space. But while you’re decorating your interior space for the holidays, don’t forget your outdoor spaces as well. We’re talking about perking up your deck for the holidays, and what better way to do that than with some festive lights!  We offer custom lighting that can brighten up your festivities, and make your deck that much safer. If you would like a more temporary solution, Christmas tree lights and outdoor decorations will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

What to do to with all those decorations once the celebrations are over? We’re sure you’re running out of space to store all of your holiday decoration and could use some help figuring out new space.

One of the easiest ways to get extra storage space is by utilizing the space you already have. We are talking about the space you may have under your deck. If you have a deck that is high enough off the ground we can turn that old unused space into a weather proof storage area for your seasonal decorations, deck furniture, and any other items your garage doesn’t have space for.

We will create the perfect environment for you that will be properly sealed and prepared for those Midwest winters. This includes a drainage system and insulation so you don’t have to worry about your items being exposed to the elements. We know that a harsh winter could be on our horizon, so make sure your storage spaces are ready for it.

Contact us today to ask about our storage spaces and find out how you can utilize that unused space for your storage needs!

Deck the halls in Downtown Detroit or Chicago

Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Detroit or Chicago!

On behalf of Miles Bradley, we would like to wish you a happy holidays. We appreciate your business and we look forward to spending another year servicing you.

Here are a list of things to do in Chicago or Detroit during the Christmas season.

Fun Things to do in Chicago during the holidays

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker during the holiday is a must see. The production of The Nutcracker is being put on by the Joffrey Ballet Company at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.  The performance will be running from December 5-28th, 2014 at 2:00 pm and at 7:00 pm.

Holiday Lights Segway Tour

Visit downtown Chicago during the holiday season on Segway. During the Segway tour, you will visit the Christkindlmarket, Christmas Tree at Daley Center Plaza, and the holiday lights at Millennium Park and Chicago’s Theatre.

Fun Things to do in Detroit during the holidays

Wayne County Lightfest

The Wayne County Lightfest is the longest and largest show in the Midwest. It is running from now until December 31, 2014, but closed on Christmas Day. It features over four miles of holiday light displays.  The entry fee is $5.00 per car.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park

Ice skate in the heart of downtown Detroit at Campus Martius Park. This seasonal ice skating rink is open from now until March 1, 2014.

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Have a great holiday!

Contact Miles Bradley for a quote. We are your affordable deck builders for multi-level deck building or pergolas or trellises that are low maintenance.