Decks: The Foundation of Our Company

Our company is built on decking. We began building decks in 1987 and haven’t slowed down.

We know that a deck is a major addition to your home. Which means you’ll have a lot of questions. About design, materials, maintenance. With more than three decades of experience, we can answer all of those questions–to help you create an outdoor space you’ll love.

Why Add a Deck?

Outdoor BBQ on a deck

If you’re debating whether a deck is right for your home, consider the following:

  • A deck is perfect for entertaining. A beautiful natural wood or composite deck beckons family and friends to enjoy the great outdoors with you.
  • A deck adds value to your home. In fact, outdoor living areas add more value to your home than just about anything else. At resale time, not only will you recoup the money spent on your deck, but the additional curb appeal will help sell your home even faster. 
  • A deck adds usable space. One of the reasons that outdoor decks increase the value of the home is because of the usable space they add. Installing a deck is one of the least expensive ways to expand your usable space without actually adding a room.
  • A deck is quick to build. Adding a room onto your home will take months—usually, many A deck, on the other hand, can be installed in a few weeks.
  • A deck is highly affordable. Compared to other home improvements, installing a deck is very inexpensive—providing you with a quick return on investment, as well as years of enjoyment.

Material Choices

Knot Just Decks uses a variety of lumber grades, so you can select the ideal natural wood for your special deck. We also offer Trex composite decking, which gives the appearance of hardwood with minimal maintenance. Both natural wood and composites are attractive and long-lasting.

So how do you choose which is best for your home?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Will your deck be exposed to direct sunlight much of the day? Composite materials tend to retain much more heat than natural wood. (Of course, you could always add an awning, canopy or pergola.)
  • Replacing wood with composite deckingHow much time are you willing to devote to maintenance? (Or how much are you willing to spend for someone else to maintain your deck?) Wood decks require routine maintenance: Washing, staining, sealing and inspections for rot and insect damage. Composite decking requires little to no maintenance; all you need is a broom, hose, bucket and sponge.
  • Do you prefer consistency or the variations that nature provides? Wooden decks have “character marks” and color variations; most composite decks are much more consistent with regard to color and patterning.
  • Are aromatic qualities important to you? If so, a natural cedar deck may be the way to go. If the smell of natural wood does nothing for you, you may want to select composites.
  • What do you consider “green”? Wood decks are composed of 100% biodegradable materials. On the other hand, composites are made from recycled materials. So it all depends on your definition of “green.”

Go With the Pros

Regardless of your choice of decking material, you can rely on Knot Just Decks to help you create the perfect deck for your home. Give us a call today. Or stop by our showroom at 3753 Lima Road in Fort Wayne to view samples of decking materials, as well as photos of some of the outdoor living spaces we’ve built–and our clients love.

We never charge for estimates and we’d welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your project.