What We Build Birmingham Deck Builder

Building Better Birmingham Backyards!

Decks are the workhorses of all the outdoor living structures Archadeck of Birmingham builds. If your deck is working alone, it takes on quite a lot of responsibility! It provides you with an ultra-convenient place where you can just step outside your door, sit in a comfortable chair and bask in nature’s glory. On pleasant mornings, you can take your coffee, tea or super-healthy breakfast smoothie out on the deck. Lunch on the deck provides a break from the hectic activities of the day. In the evening, settle down to catch up on the day’s news with your tablet, or curl up with a good book. When you place your grill on the deck, no one is going to want to eat dinner indoors! Then, when the sun goes down, lie back in your deck lounge chair and get lost in the stars. Take it from one of Birmingham’s premier deck builders, your new deck will become your “outside living and dining room” — and probably your favorite room of the house!

Birmingham Deck and Screened Porch Combinations

If your new deck will work in combination with other outdoor structures, you’ll have the best of both worlds. Combine a deck with a screened porch and you’ll have one area open to the stars and the other protected from rain and pesky insects. When you want to bask in the sunlight, the deck is calling your name. When the family wants to eat a meal without hungry pests flying about, a dining table on the nearby screened porch provides a perfect setting. Deck construction doesn’t have to end with a deck. Combination outdoor living projects bring two or more outdoor structures together to give you the function and aesthetics of each.

Birmingham Deck and Pergola Combinations

Make that deck even better with a pergola providing a bit of shade and tons of visual interest defining the boundary of your structured outdoor living space. Would you like a privacy screen, bench seating or a swing under that pergola? Yes, a swing! You’ve heard of a porch swing; now you can have a deck swing. Or maybe you’d like more than just a little shade from your pergola. We can build the perfect deck-and-pergola combination designed for the way you want to use your outdoor living space. Roll these images around in your mind: Deck and screened porch. Deck and pergola. Deck and pergola and screened porch. Mmmmm.

Decks Customized for Your Needs

As your Birmingham deck builder, we want to learn all the ways you would like to use your deck so we can design the perfect deck for you and your family. At Archadeck of Birmingham, we are custom deck builders, meaning we don’t offer the same set of plans to every homeowner wanting to add a deck. We create different backyard deck designs unique to the setting of each project. We believe that designing and building custom decks is the only way to create an outdoor living space that meets the specific needs of the client.


—Pressure treated deck in Hoover, AL, featuring a custom pergola swing.

For homeowners whose hilly lots require them to build elevated decks, we can create some beautiful and very practical design options for you to consider. For example, deck stairs just beg for a landing part-way down to the yard, or even two landings if it’s a far trip. A landing provides an opportunity to create an additional seating area — especially useful when you’re entertaining a large group and a few people want a separate spot where they can visit away from the crowd. Another possibility is a dry under-deck area. If you’re building one of the second story decks popular around Birmingham, consider adding a patio underneath! It would function like a covered patio, a second seating area where you would be protected from rain but could still enjoy the outdoors. Another custom design option is closing off the under-deck area and using it for dry storage. To ensure a dry space under your elevated deck, we add a special system during the deck installation to funnel water away from the underside of the deck.

Birmingham Multi-level decks

Multi-level decks are popular deck designs because they provide two or more separate areas for entertaining or relaxing. Want a little privacy on the deck to practice yoga? With a multi-level deck, you can have your own space outdoors while another family member relaxes on a different level. When you work with Archadeck as your Birmingham deck builder, we will create a custom deck design that works for the way your family enjoys the outdoors.

Deck Materials

You may find that some wood deck contractors steer prospective clients away from choosing the newer low-maintenance composite decking materials, while other local deck builders will only work with composites and synthetics. A professional deck builder like Archadeck of Birmingham will present all of these options, listing the pros and cons of each, and let the homeowner choose the material they feel is right for their budget, tastes and lifestyle.

Backyard decks made of pressure-treated pine are still the most affordable, but if you want to keep a wood deck looking great, you will need to follow an annual maintenance schedule faithfully. This includes sanding, staining and sealing your deck. Some homeowners don’t mind the work, while others, swearing they will never refinish another wood deck, have moved to composite decking boards. Meanwhile, some clients simply love the look and feel of natural wood and see no reason to consider alternatives. Exotic hardwoods such as Ipe, Tigerwood and Garapa are beautiful and extremely durable deck materials, although they are the more expensive than other materials. If an exotic hardwood deck is within your budget, be sure to ask any local deck contractors you speak with how much experience they have had working with hardwoods. Because these kinds of wood are so dense, they can be more difficult to work with, and you don’t want your deck company “learning on the job” at your house.


— This deck in Hoover, AL, was built using TimberTech decking.

We do find that more homeowners are choosing composite, vinyl and PVC decking materials these days. The low-maintenance aspect of these materials is a significant factor in the decision. Because the technology used to create these decking boards has improved, the boards look and feel more like natural wood than earlier composites did. Most manufacturers offer more than one product line at different price points. We recommend TimberTech and AZEK as a composite/synthetic decking material.

Amenities for Your Deck

Designers have created add-ons and amenities for every room in your home, so why should your deck be any different? We wouldn’t be a responsible outdoor deck builder if we didn’t suggest you add deck lighting to your outdoor space. We can show you a variety of unobtrusive lighting fixtures that will gently illuminate your deck to add a relaxing ambiance at night while also serving as a valuable safety feature. Seating benches that double as storage boxes, planter boxes, fire feature, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, wet bar, gates to keep children and pets safe, railings that practically disappear when you look through them … let us know what special touches you would like to include on your ideal deck.


— Deck amenities to make you feel like a kid again!

We want to be your Birmingham deck builder. Call Archadeck of Birmingham for a free consultation about your new deck or combination outdoor living space at 205-970-0121 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.


— Derek & Carissa Crews, owners of Archadeck of Birmingham

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