DECKS, COMPOSITE DECKING & DECK RAILINGS
We build custom wood decks, pressure treated wood decks and long-lasting composite decks.
Adding, replacing or expanding a deck is a project that will increase both the enjoyment and the value of your home. Whether you choose to rebuild or remodel your home’s deck or add elaborate decking, Segelman Shaw Exteriors can help you with all of your decking needs including deck design.
At Segelman Shaw Exteriors, we believe that decks should be built to last. That is why we build our decks with only the highest quality, longest-lasting products that can withstand the rigors of severe weather conditions. We offer wood decks and the latest styles in composite decks. Composite decking maintains its color and beauty for years without the work of painting, staining or sealing. And, because it resists mildew, warping and insects, there’s no need to replace rotting, uneven or termite-damaged boards.
COMPOSITE DECKS & RAILINGS
Composite decks bring together the best qualities of wood and plastic to create a longer lasting alternative to wood.
The composition of composite decks
Plastic shields the wood from moisture and insect damage, preventing rotting and splintering. Wood protects the plastic from UV damage while providing a natural, attractive look and feel. The result is decking and railing products that require only periodic cleaning to stay beautiful for years to come – no need for sanding, staining or painting, ever.
Composite decks enjoy the beauty of wood and the durability of plastic. However, not all composite decks are the same. The industry is riddled with inferior products that do not deliver the manufacturers’ durability claims. There is only one brand of engineered decking that Segelman Shaw Exteriors ® has found to have proven product quality and durability backed by a 25-year limited stain and fade warranty.
Segelman Shaw Decks is proud to be a Trex® installer. We use Trex® Transcend® decking products, as Trex is the leader in composite decking. Trex revolutionized the industry and remains the leading brand in both quality and durability.
Trex Transcend® is the only engineered deck product available that has overcome ALL of the problems associated with composite decking including, cracking, staining, rotting, molding, color fading, and the inability to clean surfaces, just to name a few.
About Trex Transcend® Decks & Railings
Trex Transcend is engineered with a low-sheen, high-traffic technology that makes it last decades longer than any other product on the market. Ninety-five percent of all material used in Transcend® is reused plastic shopping bags, reclaimed wood, used pallets and sawdust, making it both a durable and earth friendly product.
Trex Transcend decking materials are thoroughly tested for environmental and durability conditions as well as sturctural properties and installation techniques to ensure compliance with International Residential Codes (IRC) and International Building Codes (IBC).
Benefits Of Trex Transcend® Engineered Decking
- 25-Year Limited Stain & Fade Warranty. A guarantee virtually unheard of with any other decking product.
- Each board is protected on three sides with a protective shell, which is 2 to 3 times thicker than an competitive offerings. The underside of the board breathes to avoid the surface separation some competitors suffer.
- The Trex Transcend shell is virtualy indestructable and protects the exposed surfaces.
- Requires no sanding, staining or painting…ever! Hassle-free maintanence includes occasionaly soap and water cleaning.
- The proprietary formulation of Trex Transcend offers low-sheen – avoiding the “plastic” look of competitive offerings.
- Will not rot, warp, crack or splinter.
- WIll bend to create curves and patterns.
- Real wood grain patterns offer the beauty of wood, but with decades more life.
- WIll not deteriorate due to harsh weather or insects.
- Splinter-free and has excellent traction, even when wet.
- Contains no toxic chemicals or perservatives.
- Resists damage from moisture and sunlight, making it the natural choice for pools, hot tubs and spas.
- Available in a wide range of colors and finishes to suit any style.
- Environmentally friendly, as composite decking is made from reclaimed plastic and wood.
When building a deck, it is important to choose a design and style that suits your personal tastes as well as the style of your home and surroundings. From wood to glass and steel to contemporary or rustic, the options are seemingly endless.
In order to help simplify the design process, here are some ideas organized by style to help you in the process of choosing the perfect design for your new deck.
Whether your style is traditional or contemporary or somewhere in between, there is sure to be a deck design perfectly suited for your needs and taste. Hopefully, these five design ideas will help get you started from a design point and allow you to determine the best style for your needs. At Segelman Shaw Exteriors ®, we are more than happy to help with the design process and are able to combine styles, materials, and design elements to meet your exact specifications.
Without a doubt the most common deck style, traditional decks are very versatile and most often are built from warm, durable woods such as cedar or rosewood. From a style standpoint, these decks are usually characterized by chamfered corners, trim moldings, and routered rail caps. For those looking for a timeless and versatile, traditional style decks represent the best of both worlds.
On the opposite end of the design spectrum from the traditional deck lays the contemporary deck. Defined by sleek design and basic shapes, contemporary decks are often built from concrete or steel and are usually very low maintenance due to the industrial materials used.
Usually featured on mountain area or lake homes, mountain style decks are often rustically styled and may feature heavy timber framing and log inspired railing.
For those at sea level, coastal decks epitomize the carefree and breezy lifestyle of waterfront living. Coastal decks utilize light, airy colors such as white or light gray and can be built from cedar or more weather resistant materials such as Trex Transcend composite decking.
While not a design style in its own right, a covered porch is an important design feature that can be incorporated into any of the previously mentioned styles. While outside, open decks are great when it is sunny, a covered area allows for the enjoyment of your deck in rain or shine.
DECK DESIGN IDEAS
After determining the style, size, purpose, and material type for your deck, there are still several key design features that can be added to truly create a unique outdoor living space for your home.
At Segelman Shaw Exteriors ®, we believe that it is the details that make a living space unique. With that in mind, there are several facets of deck design that really lend themselves to unique features and accents. Based on our experience, here are the three main areas in which an outdoor living area can be truly made your own:
While often overlooked, deck railing is a great design element that can add a great deal of personal flair and visual interest to a deck. From wood to glass, the material choice can completely change the look of a deck from traditional to contemporary. Wooden railing lends itself to intricate design work and can be stained a variety of colors depending on personal taste. More contemporary railing materials such as glass and acrylic do wonders for opening up the view and provide a very modern and stylish atmosphere.
Perhaps even more overlooked than deck railing, the design options for stairs are nearly as vast. From a design standpoint, both the dimensions and building materials are the two most important elements in creating a unique style for your project. Wide stairs can create an impressive focal point for your deck and provide a point of interest. Materials such as wood and stain create a solid, traditional feeling design while glass and metal work to create a modern, clean feel.
For both decks and patios, inlaid stone can create an impressive style that is sure to last many years. Patio design really lends itself to a great deal of custom stone and inlay options that provide the homeowner with a wide range of customization options. From paver stones to brick, the design options for patios and decks are nearly as limitless as the owner’s imagination.
From intricate wood railings and wide stairs to beautifully inlaid stone, the beauty of an outdoor deck or patio really shines through in the details. At Segelman Shaw Exteriors, we believe that attention to detail is what sets us apart. Whether you have a design already in mind and want to focus on adding beautiful details or are starting from scratch, we are here to help you with all of your deck and patio design need
Segelman Shaw’s Deck Division
…where your outdoor dreams become reality, and cutting edge new products meet old world craftsmanship.
Whether it be a new deck, fencing, or masonry work, the Segelman Shaw team can design it, prepare the site the correct way and build it using the best products available.
Full of Ideas
When considering any outdoor project there is no substitute for experience. The Segelman Shaw team have that experience, and the passion to create your outdoor project the way you want it, and built the right way.
When you have been doing anything for over 30 years you also come to the table with a wealth of ideas.
This is a benefit because most homeowners are not experts at building outdoor living areas..so they are looking for ideas from the pros. The Segelman Shaw team have myriad ideas, they are very good listeners, too.
High quality outdoor livings spaces increase the value of a home, and improve people’s lives so why wait? Call Segelman Shaw today, and help us transform your outdoor living space.