It’s no secret that the weather here in the Salt Lake area can be unpredictable at times. Especially in the more mountainous regions where elevation and dramatic changes in climate are a constant factor to outdoor living. Our most recent deck project in Sandy, UT, in the Willow Glen neighborhood serves as the perfect example of deck design with these climate conditions in mind.
When we originally met with these Sandy, UT, homeowners their only outdoor living space consisted of a wooden deck that was showing signs of exposure and age. The backyard where the deck is located backs up to the mountains, so conditions can change dramatically in a short period of time. Our goal was to design a deck for all seasons, so to speak; a deck that would stand up to the weather and temperature fluctuations and not require a great deal of effort to maintain in order to keep it looking good.
(Image of existing deck before beginning project)
Archadeck of Salt Lake immediately got to work on the design of the new deck. One of our greatest niches in the Park City outdoor living structure market is knowing how to design for the inconsistencies of the Utah outdoors.
Our final design consisted of a small expansion to the existing footprint of the previous deck. This added much-needed living space for the homeowners and opened up the deck for better traffic flow. We used low maintenance TimberTech decking in Mocha for the main living area and Pecan as the accent color and stairs. We used RDI Transform railing and added low-voltage riser lights to the stairs for ambiance and increased visibility for evenings and times of inclement weather.
Making the change from a wooden deck to Timbertech composite decking was a wise choice for these homeowners. Not only will the new composite deck stand up to the changes in weather effortlessly, from snow to sun and back again, it will also be a breeze for the homeowners to maintain. Keeping the deck looking new requires little more than a rinse-off with the garden hose from time to time! Another added plus is this decking also resists mold, mildew, scratches, stains, and damage from termites and rot — important because this mountainside lot is heavily wooded.
If you’re ready for a low-maintenance outdoor lifestyle in a space that will last for decades, call today for a design consultation 801.683.2355 or view our decking gallery for design inspiration. We are proud to serve all of the Salt Lake areas including Ogden, Park City, Draper, Sandy, and Bountiful.