Home For the Holidays!

Miles Bradley can give the gift of a holiday deck to your loved one!With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be wanting to get your home ready for company. When the family comes home for the holidays, many want to get their home in tip-top shape. This can be very overwhelming as “there’s just so much to do!” We want to make sure you don’t leave a few things off of your checklist, as well as give you a good place to start.

Getting Your Basement Finished

Having a finished basement gives you a great place to keep everybody in one place. When gathering for the holiday’s spending time with each other is at the top of the list. (For some, it may be the delicious food.) But, regardless, having a finished basement is a great place to feed the family as well as keep them all entertained.Finish your basement with game room

For some Oakland County residents, finishing the basement may just mean doing the rest of the laundry, cleaning the carpet, and dusting off the bar. For others, a little more work may be needed. You may actually need our help to finish the basement! It may not be too late for you to contact us and get your basement remodeled or finished and ready for holiday company!

Clean Your Deck for guests

Yes, we know the holidays season is pretty cold. But your guests may want to step outside for some fresh air. While they are standing out on your deck looking around at your beautiful home, don’t you want to show off your beautiful wood or composite deck? If it is caked up with wet leaves, ice, or snow, all you are doing is hiding its beauty! We have some great tips on cleaning your deck off for the family that is home for the holidays! Whether composite decking or wood decking, know the proper ways to clean a deck during winter.

Save on Home Improvements Before & After the Holidays!

If you do need to have your basement finished, or want to have a deck built this winter, contact us now. Offseason deck building can save you a lot of money! We work in the cold and if you act soon we can get before the New Year. If not, we still work during the coldest months and it will save you on costs. Now is the perfect time to call and schedule a consultation with the Decksperts at Miles Bradley!

Want to outfit your game room or basement with a pool table, shuffleboard, tables or stools? Visit our friends at Sunny’s Pools & More at their Waterford or Macomb stores. They have some great stuff and low prices in the winter as well!

 

 

 

How to Safely Use a Fire Pit on Your Deck

Fall, also known as “bonfire and hoodie season” is quickly approaching as we close out our first week of September. Family and friends will gather around fire pits sharing stories, laughter, and making unforgettable memories. It is important to remember throughout all of the fun, that safety still has to be top priority.

Safely Using a Fire Pit on Your DeckDeck Safety

It is recommended that fire pits be used in areas that are open and away from decks or homes. With portable fire pits becoming more and more popular, it is becoming more frequent for homeowners to being using a fire pit on your deck space. It is important to remember that both wood decking and composite decking are flammable and can be damaged from the heat if your decking space is not properly protected.

Here are some steps to take to properly protect your deck from fire or damage.

  1. Find a safe location away from deck railings, decorations and your home. You
    want to be sure that if the wind blows the flames of your fire will not come in contact with anything that may increase the risk of starting a fire.
  2. Never place your fire pit directly on your deck. The heat from underneath the fire pit can cause damage to wood decking or composite decking. Damage such as warping, discoloration, or burn spots may occur. To avoid this, you can use fire pit pads, or create your own barrier with patio stones. When creating a barrier, you will want to extend it about two feet in all directions from the edge of your fire pit. This will help with embers or in the event the fire pit tips over, your deck will still be protected.
  3. Start your fire and cover with a fire pit screen. This will reduce flying embers and debris, while still allowing you to enjoy a full bonfire.

Due to the fact that you are starting a fire on a wood surface, it is important to take extra precautions. Something as small as an ember can cause your deck to catch fire. Be sure to have a fire extinguisher and hose readily available in the unfortunate event does occur.

Don’t have a deck? Are you looking to improve the value of your home by having a new deck built? Contact us today!

Trex vs TimberTech in 2018

Trex vs Timbertech

Are you looking for a brand-new composite deck for your dream backyard? You have a few choices on what to make your deck out of. Trex, the world’s number one decking brand, TimberTech, America’s number one in premium decking, or original wood, an easy material to use that is the go-to for many people.

Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, so we cover the great Trex vs Timbertech debate.

Benefits of a Trex deck

Trex is an eco-friendly decking material. Unlike wood, Trex decks come will not rot, split, swell, or crack from insect infestation. And because the color is ingrained within the material, Trex does not require repainting, annual staining or sealing.

Benefits of a TimberTech deck

TimberTech is number one in premium decking. These decks are durable enough to withstand almost anything your family, friends, and the elements throw at it. They do not require any staining or sealing in its long-lasting life in your backyard.

Wood decks are the original design that many flocks to in the spring and summer months. Even though wood is in need of replacement every couple of years, wooden decks are easy to construct at a reasonably affordable price. Unfortunately, this resource is scarce and can lead to deforestation. It also splits and splinters with age. So, perhaps wood is not the best option for today’s standards.

Why To Choose Trex vs Timbertech

Trex is by far the best and most reliable brand to use when constructing a deck. Your deck will last for years to come with Trex as its construction base. You can make the deck of your dreams in the color of your choice. So why wait?

Contact Miles Bradley Decks today to get a free quote! We can make your deck in any color you choose. Our main seller is Trex but we can do whatever you’d like most on your favorite deck. So, let’s make your dreams a reality, call us today or contact us through our form!

Benefits Of Composite Decks

Benefits Of Composite Decks

A wood deck can really show its age over the years. Also, the maintenance to maintain your wood deck can be more than a little annoying. That is why more and more homeowners are seeing benefits of composite decks. Composite decks made from Trex materials can maintain the beauty of the deck for years to come with little to no maintenance. There are several advantages to a composite deck over a wood deck and we will cover a few.

Benefits Of Composite Decks – Low Maintenance

Wood decks need constant upkeep each season. From sanding to staining there is almost always maintenance that is needed. Where a composite deck would just need some soap and water to clean it up once a year. In addition to being durable and low maintenance, a composite deck made with Trex materials has a 25-year fade and stain warranty.  Another benefit of a composite deck is the durability.

Composite decking is designed to resist scratching, fading, staining and mold. Also, a composite deck is insect proof. Another factor is the aesthetics of a composite deck. With a multitude of color choices, and a natural look homeowners can really choose the exact look they are going for. Environmentally friendly is another aspect of these decks. The deck boards themselves are made from recycled materials.

Finally, the value is another added benefit. Initially, a composite deck may be higher but in the long run with way less maintenance and a longer durability, you will save money. If you in search of an experienced composite deck builder then look no further than Miles Bradley. We have built hundreds of composite decks throughout the years all over Michigan and Illinois. You can visit our portfolio of decks here.

Give us a call today in the Detroit area at 248-478-8660 or for the Chicago area at 847-920-7601 and see what Miles Bradley can do for you!

Patios, Screened in Porches, Pergola and 3 Season Rooms

Trex Deck Builders Wixom, Novi, Commerce Twp, South Lyon, Orchard Lake

Here at Miles Bradley, we’re more than just a great deck builder! We can also build your dream 3 season room, patio, or custom pergola in the Metro Detroit area. Check out these local custom project built by Miles Bradley.

3 seasons room in Wixom, Mi

Custom 3 seasons room in Wixom, MI

Location: Wixom, MI

You can see this custom made 3 seasons room was just the touch this house need to be able to enjoy Michigan’s seasons while in the comfort of their own home. Finished off with cedar and T&G trim that made this custom order have the warm finishing touches it needed.

cedar and T&G Trim 3 season room

Beautiful cedar and T&G Trim made this custom 3 season room look amazing!

 

Final Price: $30,000

 

 

 


great custom 3 seasons room

Gas powered fire place is the cherry on top of a great custom 3 seasons room

Location: Novi, MI

This three season addition has taken the indoor/outdoor room to the next level. They added a gas fired fireplace and an indoor bar to entertain guests in style. They added coffered ceilings, lights, and fans to make their porch into the main place to be in any of the seasons!

Final Price $38,000

night picture of 3 season room

Beautiful in the day or night, we love our custom made screened in porch

coffered ceiling, lights and fan for 3 season room

The coffered ceilings, lights, and fans make this addition the best place to be in the house


outdoor patio with bent glass rail

Custom deck with bent glass rail finished off this outdoor patio!

Location: Orchard Lake, MI.

trex deck aerial photo

Here you can see an aerial shot of this cute little addition

This little walk out deck was just what this house needed to finish off their stone patio. You can see how the bent glass rail compliments the house and the stone patio. They wanted a low maintenance Trex deck so they wouldn’t have to worry about regular maintenance on their deck. The Trex Transcend decks are made for customers who want a deck that won’t succumb to the wear and tear that our Michigan seasons can produce. Read more about them here.

Final Price: $20,000

custom Trex deck

Here you can see the custom bent glass rail we built for their custom Trex deck


Location: South Lyon, MI

walkout screened in porch South Lyon MI

Walkout level screened in porch in South Lyon Michigan

The property owners of this walkout level screened in porch had a view, and they wanted this addition to compliment it. We were able to add on the multi-level deck with the Trex Transcend Deck system with rail steps so they didn’t have to worry about cleaning or fading. This deck created space to be in the winter and space outside for the warmer months. We loved it!

Final Price: $50,000


Location: Commerce, MI

cedar timber pergola

Here is a custom elegant cedar timber pergola, beautiful!

We do more than just decks! Here you can see an elegant cedar timber pergola with round columns that we built for this client in Commerce Michigan. We wanted to upgrade their outdoor experience and give them the best service in the process.

Final Price: $10,000

 

 

So if you want to create the deck of your dreams let us help!

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