DECK INSTALLATION

 

 If you are interested in professional deck installation in orange county across cities like Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Fullerton, or Yorba Linda we are the staff to get the job done correctly the first time.

 In any architectural project a deck needs to be complementary to the property as well as capable of connecting to the building while supporting itself elevated from the ground. A high-quality deck from OC Stay Dry Roofing is designed with the best materials in mind and with qualified contractors to ensure that you end up with the longest possible lifespan out of your decking.

 We offer wood or timber style decking that can be used as part of a garden landscape area, to extend outdoor seating area from your house or as an upper level extension to your house. We use a variety of different composite lumber materials, treated lumber materials, vinyl and aluminum. With a wide range of hardwoods, red cedar, teak and mahogany you can get any look or finish that you may be interested in.

 

 Our recycled materials are new and popular choice for many of the customers we serve within orange county. High density polyurethane, polystyrene and PET plastic are now mixed with wood fibers to create opposite lumber that we can provide for any type of deck installation. These would plastic opposites come from top manufacturers like Azek, Ecornboard and Trex who we all work with very closely.

 The softwoods that we regularly utilize in our decking come almost exclusively from old growth forests to preserve their life span. Some of these softwood species that we using clued white cedar, Western red cedar and redwood. These are the same types of materials that you can find in the historical Atlantic City Boardwalk and this is exactly why we utilize the same top materials in our construction projects today.

 We can soar softwood lumber from a variety of different areas including Western British Columbia, pressure treated pine from the United States and more.

 The chemical treatment pine decking solutions that we can provide are not quite as durable as the Cedars in the environment of orange County. We often recommend using hardwoods or composted materials rather than pressure treated wood. However if you are looking for a budget solution pressure-treated wood is great for wet weather as well as icey conditions. With the demand that our industry this pressure-treated wood materials not quite as popular amongst California homeowners and this is why composite decking has become one of the most popular solutions amongst our clients.

 Composite decking is so well-liked in our industry simply because it doesn't come with the same type of environmental concerns or the durability concerns of softwood lumber. Wiki wood pulp construction as well as the recycled materials, these solutions are extremely durable as well as great for the environment. Residential decks with this material are also relatively easy to clean and less prone to mold and other staining. This is why so many owners that regularly cook and entertain outside on their deck are so focused on the use of composite.

 

Construction:

 The construction process for building a deck in orange County is something that we take great pride in. We generally start by creating the foundation that will support the wooden platform that comes off the Main building or your landscaping feature. We can also install a canopy or pergola for controlling sunlight levels on your decking installation. We have a wide range of deck designs that we can pull from our own records. We can also work off of any of the decking ideas that you may have for your property or landscaping feature.

 Posted beam construction as well as cantilever construction are two methods that we use to ensure that decks are well supported and built for strength. We follow all appropriate US guidelines for decking in Huntington Beach in Orange County and ensure that there is at least 200 pounds of load force per foot on the decks we build.

 We use only the finest fasters as well as proven structural engineering plans to make sure every deck we create is designed to last. Our engineers also get all of the required permits for any decking job no matter what type of decking installation you may be interested in receiving.

 Whether you need a deck in an urban area a two story deck or you are interested in getting an architectural deck placed on your home OC stay Dry Roofing should be the first call you make to receive a quote on your decking needs in Orange County.

 In architecture, a deck is a flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor, but typically constructed outdoors, often elevated from the ground, and usually connected to a building. The term is a generalization of decks as found on ships.

Functions and materials
Wood or timber "decking" can be used in a number of ways: as part of garden landscaping, to extend living areas of houses, and as an alternative to stone based features such as patios. Decks are made from treated lumber, composite lumber, composite material, and Aluminum. Lumber may be Western red cedar, teak, mahogany, ipê and other hardwoods. Recycled planks may be high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene (PS) and PET plastic as well as mixed plastics and wood fiber (often called "composite" lumber). Artificial decking products are often called "wood-plastic composites". These days, WPC's have more widely known by different brands like Trex, Azek, Ecornboard etc.
Historically, the softwoods used for decking were logged from old growth forests. These include Atlantic white cedar, redwood and Western red cedar (redcedar). Atlantic City built the first coastal boardwalk in the United States, originally constructed of Atlantic white cedar. However, it was not long before the commercial logging of this tree and clearing of cedar swamps in New Jersey caused a decline in the availability of decking. Atlantic City and New York City both switched to Western red cedar. By the 1960s, Western red cedar from the US was declining due to over-logging. More expensive Western red cedar was available from western Canada (British Columbia) but by then, pressure treated pine had become available.


But even with chemical treatments (such as chromated copper arsenate or CCA), pine decking is not as durable as cedars in an outdoor environment. Thus, many municipalities and homeowners are turning to hardwoods. Decks are often built from pressure treated wood. Pressure treated wood is long lasting and holds up to wet and icey weather conditions. Pressure treated wood however is treated with chemicals which have been known to be toxic.
Generally, hardwoods used for decking come from tropical forests. Much of the logging taking place to produce these woods, especially teak, mahogany and ipê, is occurring illegally, as outlined in numerous reports by environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Rainforest Relief. US tropical wood imports are rising, partly due to the demand for decking.


Due to environmental and durability concerns, composite decking (a mixture of two materials, typically wood pulp and recycled material such as plastic bottles or plastic bags) have appeared on the market. Proponents of composite decking have touted this as a much needed development as this helps to curb logging of trees for new decks. However composite decking has been found to contain harmful chemicals, cannot be refurbished, and despite claims from decking companies, some composite decking still attracts mold. However newer more modern composites feature a cap or shell that prevents mold and staining.
Residential decks may contain spaces for cooking, dining and seating. Cooking areas ideally should be situated near the patio door while out of the way from general foot traffic. Dining spaces will include patio tables. For a typical 6 person outdoor patio table building an area of 12' x 16' (4x5 m) is ideal. If deck space is available, homeowners may choose to include a seating area for outdoor couches and benches.


Construction
The deck of a house is generally a wooden platform built above the ground and connected to the main building. It is generally enclosed by a railing for safety. Access may be from the house through doors and from the ground via a stairway. Residential decks can be constructed over steep areas or rough ground that is otherwise unusable. Decks can also be covered by a canopy or pergola to control sunlight. Deck designs can be found in numerous books, do-it-yourself magazines and web sites, and from the USDA.
Typical construction is either of a post and beam architecture, or a cantilever construction. The post and beam construction relies on posts anchored to piers in the ground. Typically these types of structural decks are engineered and required an experienced construction company that specializes in structural decks. Cantilever decks rely on floor joists that protrude out further than the wall of the house. While this type of construction is common, it raises significant safety issues if the decks are not properly waterproofed and flashed. There have been a growing number deck failures resulting in death and critical injuries. Another key component of decks are code compliant railings. Railings on decks above 30 inches are considered guard rails. Guard rails have a specific building code requirement for both height and structural strength. Most U.S. commercial building codes require a 42 inch guardrail on decks, and 36 or 42 inches for residential code depending on the state. Typical railing assemblies must meet structural strength requirements of 200lbs of load force per foot. In short, decks are complex load bearing structures that most often require structural engineering, plans, and permits.
Larger buildings may also have decks on the upper floors of the building which may be open to the public as observation decks or a Skyrise greenery.
A deck is also the surface used to construct a boardwalk over sand on barrier islands.
Laying deck or throwing deck refers to the act of placing and bolting down cold-formed steel beneath roofing and concrete floors. This is usually done by an ironworker, sometimes in conjunction with a cement mason or carpenter. It regarded as one of the most physically demanding jobs in the iron working industry.
In the UK the various ban on smoking in public buildings was expected lead to an increase in the use of timber decking for outdoor spaces where smokers can gather.
In multi-story commercial construction, the dominant form of deck (including roof deck) construction is composite steel deck

 

Roof deck

Roof deck is a term used in urban areas referring to deck structures built on top of existing building roofs. These spaces can be found on both commercial and residential buildings and are often utilized as urban landscape areas. With this trend in outdoor living increasing, many landscape architecture firms have begun to specialize in the design and construction of these specialized spaces.

 

 

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