This beautiful lake front property used to have one big deuterated wood deck. A poor view of the lake caused from bulky wood posts and spindles, a leaky roof deck over the boat house, and old splintered cedar deck boards.
The old rotting deck boards made the outdoor living space very much so uninviting; it’s not the number one space you necessarily want your kids to play. Taking slivers out of toddler’s feet for the remainder of your weekend is defiantly not relaxing. The leaking roof deck was causing structural damage to the wood framing, and the railing was not helping the relaxation experience by capturing the beauty of the lake.
In the new deck design the main decking material used was Wolf serenity decking. Having a PVC core and synthetic Cap stock eliminated the issue of slivers, and rot, while maintaining the look of wood decking. The secondary decking product used on the portion of the deck over the boat house was Duradek. Duradek is a low maintenance walkable roof deck membrane that waterproofs the structure while being visually appealing to the eye, stopping the leaky roof, and the beyond repair structural issues it would of caused. The third issue of the interrupted view was solved by using a topless and frameless glass railing system. Having a portion of the railing frameless where the lake was most visible allowed the customer to now have an uninterrupted view while lounging, or entertaining on their deck space.
The finished product has freed up the customers time, not having to spend time during an already short summer season doing any sort of maintence and up keep work on his new outdoor living space. More time with family during the summer holidays, less work, and outdoor products that will last a lifetime are always good virtues to have when it comes to the lake life.