Racine Roofing and Remodeling provides decks and fencing installation services in Racine, Kenosha, Sturtevant, Caledonia, Milwaukee, and Franksville, as well as all over Wisconsin.
Outdoor living is one of the most popular trends in home development today. Expand your home’s living space with a deck to relax or have fun. Choose from a variety of decking materials, and see a 100% return on value.
The four most prominent decking materials include composite, plastic, wood, and aluminum. Wood decking is the majority choice for homeowners, and it gives an authentic, natural look, provided that you stain it and repeat the process every one to three years. Composites, which blend ground-up wood and plastic, allow for the look of wood, without the need to stain, although you can stain if you are looking to change the color. Plastic decking materials (including PVC and polyethylene) are lightweight and best for resisting the elements, but they tend to sag more than wood. Aluminum decking is known for its toughness, rigidity, and slip resistance, but it is pricier than your other options.
Inspect your decking for cracks, mildew, and safety issues to determine if it is time to refinish or replace it entirely. If your deck was built before 2004, it is likely made of lumber treated with chromated copper arsenate. Regular refinishing helps to seal in the toxic arsenic that this kind of decking contains. Trust our team at Racine Roofing & Remodeling to handle your flaking or worn off finish, because we are equipped to safely remove the old finish, dust, and debris before refinishing it.
Do you need privacy, security, sound reduction, or to keep the dog in the yard? Perhaps you enjoy the aesthetic beauty of a fence? Whether your needs are utilitarian or ornamental, we will determine the best solution for you and your home. Some common fencing choices include aluminum, wood, PVC, wrought iron, vinyl, and chain link.
Aluminum fencing is one of the most basic yet attractive options with low maintenance, but it lacks in strength and security, and it is not recommended for areas with severe weather.
Wood fences are very popular, long-lasting, and can give you the white picket fence feel that adds warmth and comfort to your home, but it is time consuming to install.
PVC is your least expensive fencing option. It is also very resistant to the elements and comes in a slew of height and color choices.
Custom made wrought iron fences can give you leeway for a decorative aspect and require limited upkeep - usually sanding or repainting every two to three years.
Vinyl fencing can be five times stronger and four times more flexible than wood fencing. Low maintenance and paint resistant, you can have your vinyl fence looking like new with a hose and soap. Vinyl has higher upfront costs than some, but its long-term costs are low.
Chain link fencing offers the benefits of other options, such as durability and low cost and maintenance, but chain link offers very little privacy. Some choose to plant flowers and shrubs to combat this if desired.