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Wood Deck Builder in Ashburn, VA Brings Deck Ideas to Life
Learn More about Hal Co and our 33+ years of experience around the Northern Virginia Area.
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Premier Wood Deck Builder of the Northern Virginia and Washington DC Metropolitan Area Since 1981
Wood Deck Builder Designs and Installs Decks to Customer's Liking in Ashburn, VA
Decks are the only entertainment area of a home exposed to the elements. Even a converted garage game room normally stays out of the rain and snow and rarely does anyone ever put a pool table or a television out on a patio. Ultimately, every deck is affected by being outside. Since one of the joys of owning a home in Virginia is having the space for outdoor entertainment in the backyard, a deck in poor condition can mean a real loss for homeowners.
Hal Co is a reputable deck builder serving Ashburn, VA residents for over 33 years. We offer:
Quality design, selection, installation and related services for your deck in Ashburn, VA following the highest safety procedures and industry standards.
In partnership, we will evaluate your deck project requirements and develop a comprehensive installation plan.
Personalized customer service before, during and after installing your deck in Ashburn, VA to minimize your disruption and maximize your comfort.
If you recently purchased a home without a deck, building one adds not just a beautiful, outdoor entertainment point; it also increases the value of your home. Even if your house is located in a planned housing edition, the Virginia countryside is gorgeous to behold, and a wood deck provides the perfect setting for you and your family to sit back and enjoy the view.
That is where HAL CO Decks comes in. For over 30 years, we have been a wood, and other material, deck builder in Ashburn, VA. Few other fence and deck agencies in our area have more experience in designing and building new decks or repairing existing decks for homeowners.
That is why HAL CO keeps an in-house design team. It provides us control over the entire process from start to finish, reducing both the cost and the time needed to complete the task. Our designer starts with a visit to your home so we can fully understand your idea and also see your property. This information allows us to determine what we need to bring your idea to life.
As the premier wood deck builder in Ashburn, VA, we want to be certain everything is exactly as you like it before we set the first post in the ground. That means we start with a simple, basic question. What type of wood do you want?
At HAL CO, we use red cedar and pressure-treated pine in all of the wood decks we build. Both are superb choices for a good look with any home, and both resist rain, sun, and snow very well. While we do offer other materials for residential customers, most homeowners prefer the feel of wood under their hands. We carefully select the cedar and pine we utilize, which is another reason why HAL CO is one of the most trusted wood deck builders in Ashburn, VA.
Now, our design team needs to determine how large a deck you want and what type of accessories and additions you want us to build with it. If your home is a split-level or multi-story residence, there may be a need for stairs and gates to keep small children off the deck and out of the backyard when there is no adult present. Our construction team can also build and attach lattices to prevent children from squeezing out. Extended high enough, the latticework can also help ensure privacy from the next door neighbors.
That is only the beginning of customization options, however. When customers start the design process with our team, many of them suddenly realize they can customize almost any option. HAL CO can include not just an area off to the side for a grill, but our design and construction teams can also create and build a lowered or elevated area for a hot tub, sauna, or just a smaller, private area for Mom and Dad.
If the focus for the new deck is for parties and other events like extended family get-togethers, our teams can design and build bench seating that encircles the entire interior, with storage space available underneath the flip-up benches. Another popular option is a built-in fire pit perfect for warmth in the fall or as a year-round conversation piece. The only real limitations to what HAL CO can create as a wood deck builder in Ashburn, VA are the homeowner’s choices, and any local HOA rules that might restrict size, color, and what can be seen from the street.
In many cases, though, it is not always necessary to install a completely new deck. After a complete inspection, our team leaders often discover that the major support structure underneath the floor is still in good condition. Their next step is demolition. The team removes the floorboards, rails, and anything else damaged by the weather.
Now, the team cleans the remaining surfaces and repairs minor damage to the support structure. This includes sanding down any surface splitting or cracking, filling old nail and screw holes, and coating every piece with a new layer of sealant to protect against the weather.
Next comes rebuilding the deck. We use the same treated pine and red cedar that we do for a new deck. Since these are the most common wood products used, matching is usually simple. When we cannot match exactly, applying a new layer of paint or a water seal often provides the same effect. Since there is no major installation required, our teams can complete construction in only a week.
Although HAL CO is one of the best wood deck builders in Ashburn, VA, that is not our only construction material. While nothing beats the feel of cedar or pine underneath your fingertips, many owners want a deck that can last for as long as they own their home. While we cannot guarantee any deck to last for your lifespan, the composites we use resist the weather more efficiently than wood and do not need any stain or sealants. A composite deck rarely requires any maintenance other than an annual inspection, and a good power wash whenever the homeowner feels like it.
For homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint and go as green as possible, the composite posts, slats, and other pieces we use to have a recycled material content of over 90%. The cost per piece is higher, but each one lasts far longer than its wood counterpart.
Now that you have your new or refurbished deck, HAL CO wants to help you keep it in the best condition possible. For any deck material, we recommend an annual inspection. Our inspectors look for weather damage and also examine our work to make certain everything is still secured tightly in place. In wood decks, even a slightly loose rail, slat, or post can allow moisture into joints where it can cause swelling, splitting, and cracking.
After one of our teams complete any needed repairs, they power wash every surface and also clean the underside of mold, cobwebs, and anything else. Once the wood deck dries, team members apply a new layer of sealant to continue protecting the wood from exposure to the sun and weather.
In addition to annual maintenance, homeowners can also protect their wood deck without expending a lot of effort. HAL CO wood deck builders recommend that Ashburn, VA homeowners clean up every spill as soon as they can. Most foods do not affect stains or sealants, but sodas can slowly eat through them, exposing the wood to damage.
The second step is to be more careful when it comes to lawn care. Inattention while cutting the grass can beat up support posts and slats. If there is any latticework, a power mower can easily crack it if it gets away from you, and a spinning wheel can pull lattices away from the deck floor.
It may seem obvious, but you should wash off any bird droppings when you see them. When the temperature starts getting cold, many homeowners let the rain and snow wash it off or put it off until later, which can turn into weeks. Rain and snow don’t remove all of it, and the waste can eat through the sealant or wood stain, discoloring the wood underneath.
Regardless if we install a new deck, or refurbish an old one, HAL CO Fence and Deck is ready to support our neighbors as the premier wood deck builder in Ashburn, VA. For more information about our services or to schedule an inspection and receive a free estimate, call us today at 703-794-9800 or 1-888-FENCEMAN. We are here to help add to the value of your home and make memories that can last a lifetime.
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