It’s that time of the year when we all scramble to locate the receipts for the past year and dust off the calculator to figure out if we will receive any compensation for all the hard work. Think about building a nice covered deck so you can relax outdoors to complete the tax return next year with the cool Hawaiian breezes blowing to keep you calm and collected as you sort through the figures. Summer is just around the corner as well and maybe your thoughts are leaning toward a suntan deck for a healthy-looking you. With Hawaii voted No. 1 as the happiest state to live in the nation, this addition to your home will make your lifestyle even better. You can invite your friends over for that weekend barbecue that you have been considering for some time.

A deck addition is a great amenity. It adds architectural curb appeal, and increases the value of your home. Decks constructed with pressure treated Douglas Fir species wood are resistant to termites and water damage. They are easy to stain, are durable, require little maintenance and are beautiful. Another option are decks constructed with a composite v such as Trex decking, which are generally installed using stainless steel or coated screws. There are several colors available and the materials range in sizes from 1×6, 2×4, and 2×6 feet. Of course, the spacing of the floor joists is a major factor in determining which product you choose. Trex decking has the color added to the material by the manufacturer and never needs painting. It has the beauty of wood with ultra low maintenance.



Ipe Hardwood is another consideration and can be oiled for a beautiful, natural-looking finish, which showcases the lumber’s natural wood grains. Whether the deck is constructed with these components or with ceramic tile, quartzite, or using an elastomeric topping with a fine sand finish, it will be enjoyed by the family and guests for a lifetime.

Town & Country Builders is a licensed General Contracting Design Build Firm (BC-11768) that has been serving Oahu residents for the past 32 years. The company specializes in new and custom homes, remodels, second story additions, designer kitchens, bathrooms, package homes, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) modifications/improvements, as well as multi generational homes and offers full construction services including planning and permitting.

You can reach Town and Country Builders at 737-7766 for a free in home consultation or visit at Town & Country Builders is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, a certified remodeler and winner of the 2013 elite excellence in “Customer Satisfaction” award for the second year.

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