A deck is no longer just a wood platform that connects your house to your backyard. It is a great place to entertain with family and friends. Your deck can be as simple as a landing with a spot for your grille and a set of stairs or an elaborate extension of your home. Allow Alpine Contracting the opportunity to show you the options of a fully covered deck with recessed lighting and built in firepit. If you’re after a custom cascading water wall with a fire-feature, a built in grille or just let your imagination run wild, we can help you design it and make your dreams come true.
Natural woods such as redwood and cedar are easily recognizable and known for their rich color and exceptional beauty. They can both last for years upon years with proper care and maintenance. These species of wood can be used for both the deckboards and handrail alike. The price point of this product is less than its composite counterpart, however, must be stained routinely to keep its luster and protect it from the elements. These decks are beautiful when new and maintained, however, can deteriorate quickly if not properly cared for.
Composite decking is a material composed of multiple plastic and artificial materials compressed in a factory and produced in a controlled environment. Improvements have been made over the years and there are many manufacturers that offer an array of colors and styles. They range from gray to brown and many colors in between. There are lines that manufacturers now offer that have a natural wood look as well as a multi-chromatic look. This optional decking material is not a “no-maintenance” but a low maintenance option.
When selecting the right handrail, many options are available. We can install individual wood or wrought iron balusters on a redwood or cedar deck. If you are considering a composite deck, you may want to think about having black metal handrail installed. We as well have a custom metal fabricator who will visit one on one with you to come up with a design and custom build a one of a kind handrail for your new deck.
One great reason for updating your outdoor living area is the opportunity to create a space that everyone will enjoy and want to spend time together. Small or large, the possibilities are endless.
Your kitchen is the most utilized room in the house. It is also the area most widely used for entertaining. Take advantage of your outdoor space and we can install a built in grill with stone accent. We can add a beverage bar with a solid surface or stone top to add character. A gas line can be run for a natural gas fireplace or firepit for those cooler nights. Finish the look off with a tongue and grooved fully covered ceiling with recessed lighting and ceiling fans. All that's left are your seats, friends, loved ones and good times. Allow Alpine Contracting to create that perfect getaway not so far from home.
Selecting your Contractor is a big decision and one you shouldn’t take lightly. We take our time with each of our Homeowners to ensure we understand the why behind the new deck. Whether we are removing an existing deck and rebuilding it or building a new one, the process we implement will be the same. Our experienced Craftsmen will take the time necessary to ensure your deck is one you will enjoy and have for years to come. Traditionally our decks are framed using pressure treated lumber unless a request is made by the Homeowner to do otherwise. We install a raised handrail to allow for easy snow removal. You will be communicated with from the days leading up to the start of the project all the way through completion and every step of the way.
Call us today or fill out our online form to speak to one of our team members about your upcoming deck plans.
Outdoor living has come a long way. Gone are the days of an 8-foot by 8-foot pad of cement out the back door or a little bit of decking to store the grill. To be clear, outdoor living is just that – traditional living spaces brought to the outdoors. The same amenities you find in a kitchen or living room are now integrated into your deck or patio and enjoyed outdoors.
Composite deck railing, commonly known as Trex, TimberTech, Azek, Deckorators, or Durables, is the perfect and obvious compliment to a composite deck. Composite decks have taken the outdoor living industry by storm due to their longevity and low maintenance. As the technology has developed and more competitors have entered the market, composite decking materials have also come down in price. This makes composite decks increasingly attractive for most Colorado Springs homeowners. For more information on the pros and cons of different decking materials, including natural hardwood species and aluminum, you can read our article here.
I have done the digging for you and have a simple answer. Are you looking to increase your outdoor living space? Are you looking to create a defined area in your backyard to entertain? Are you looking to add shade to enjoy more sunny days outside this summer? If you answered yes to any of those questions, the answer is yes! It is worth it.
In the past, you had one choice: wood. Then you had to decide on which species of wood. Now, there’s a wide variety of composites, synthetics, treatments, species, and even aluminum. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences and what we believe is best suited to withstand Colorado weather.