PREMIER CUSTOM DECK BUILDER IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Explore the Sophistication of Rock Remodeling’s Custom Decks

A custom deck can elevate your home by adding unparalleled value and versatility. It can open up your outdoor area for more extensive living space, boost your home’s visual appeal, or establish a serene haven in your backyard, completely reimagining your living experience.

At Rock Remodeling, our forte is crafting distinct and tailored outdoor living areas that reflect your style and meet your needs. Our commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail guides every step, from initial design to construction completion.

For those curious about enhancing their outdoor living potential, our custom decking services are designed to realize your vision.

Photo of a waterfront custom deck with rope railing.

Why Choose a Custom Deck?

Choosing a custom deck for your home is about much more than just adding outdoor space; it’s about crafting an extension of your home that perfectly matches your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. Here’s why a custom deck stands out as the ideal choice for homeowners seeking to enhance their outdoor living experience:

  • Personalized to Your Lifestyle: Custom decks are designed with your specific needs and preferences in mind, ensuring that every feature, from the layout to the materials, aligns with how you envision using your space.
  • Maximized Outdoor Enjoyment: Whether you dream of sun-soaked afternoons with a book, lively outdoor parties, or peaceful evenings under the stars, a custom deck can be tailored to facilitate your ideal outdoor activities.
  • Aesthetic Harmony: A custom deck can be crafted to complement your home’s existing architecture and landscape, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces and enhancing the overall beauty of your property.
  • Quality and Durability: With the opportunity to select high-quality materials and incorporate professional design insights, custom decks offer enhanced durability and longevity, ensuring that your investment continues to pay off for years.
  • Increased Property Value: Beyond providing immediate enjoyment, a custom deck adds significant value to your home, making it a wise investment. It increases curb appeal and can make your property more attractive to potential buyers.

Types of Custom Decks We Build

Photo of a multi-level deck that leads down to a pool deck.

Rock Remodeling’s custom decks are designed to fit any style, function, and landscape. Here are various types of custom decks that homeowners might consider for enhancing their outdoor living space:

  • Multi-Level Decks: These extend the living space from the upper floors of a home and can provide multiple outdoor areas for different purposes, connected by stairs or pathways.
  • Covered Decks: These decks feature a permanent roof structure that protects from sun and rain, allowing for year-round enjoyment of the outdoor space.
  • Curved Decks: These decks offer a modern, visually striking design element. Breaking away from traditional angular lines, they offer a unique, flowing space that can complement natural landscapes or create a focal point in the yard.
  • Pool Decks: Designed around an above-ground pool, these decks provide a safe and stylish area for lounging, sunbathing, and poolside gatherings.
  • Elevated Decks: Built above the ground, suitable for homes with uneven terrain or a first-floor entry. These often include railings and stairs for safety. Plus, you have an underdeck area that you can use for storage or additional living space.
  • Wraparound Decks: Similar to a traditional wraparound porch, these decks encircle a portion of the home, offering extensive outdoor space and multiple access points.

Designing Your Dream Deck

When you decide on adding a custom deck to your home, here are some important considerations:

  • Purpose and Function: Determine how you plan to use your deck. Whether for entertaining, dining, relaxing, or a combination of uses, the intended function will influence the deck’s design, size, and features.
  • Design and Layout: Consider the design that best fits your home’s architecture and style. Decide on the shape, size, and whether you want a single-level or multi-level deck to create distinct zones for different activities.
  • Materials: Choose materials that complement your home’s style and fit your maintenance preferences and budget. Options range from natural wood to composite materials, each with benefits and care requirements.
  • Safety Features: Railings, lighting, and non-slip surfaces are important for safety, especially if your deck is elevated or will be used by children and elderly family members.
  • Color and Aesthetics: Select colors and finishes that harmonize with your home’s exterior.
  • Budget: Create a clear budget and discuss it with your designer or contractor.

Choosing the Right Material for Your Deck

When it comes to building custom decks, the primary materials used are traditional wood and composite deck boards, with a noticeable trend towards composite materials in recent times.

  • Wood Decks: Wood decks remain popular for homeowners looking to add warmth and natural beauty to their outdoor living spaces. Among the various options, IPE hardwood stands out for its remarkable durability and elegant appearance.
  • Composite Decking: Composite decking represents a blend of wood fibers and recycled plastics, making it an eco-friendly option for those looking to minimize their environmental impact. It stands out for its durability, requiring minimal upkeep while resisting common decking woes such as rot, splinters, and fading. Top manufacturers include Trex, TimberTech, and Fiberon.
  • PVC Decking: PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or vinyl decking is a popular alternative to traditional wood decking. It is made entirely from synthetic plastic materials, without any wood components. It is extremely durable and low-maintenance. Top manufacturers include TimberTech/Azek and Fiberon.

Outdoor Living Features to Personalize Your Composite Deck

Adding features to composite decks can enhance outdoor living spaces, making them more functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some popular additions homeowners can consider:

Photo of a custo designed multi-level deck with in-step lighting.

  • Built-in Seating: Incorporate benches or seating areas directly into the deck design for space-saving comfort and style.
  • Fire Pits or Fireplaces: A central fire feature creates a cozy gathering spot, extending deck use into cooler evenings and seasons.
  • Pergolas: These structures add architectural interest, provide shade, and define dining or lounging areas.
  • Deck Lighting: Install ambient lighting, such as LED deck lights, solar path lights, or string lights, to enhance safety and create a warm atmosphere for evening use.
  • Privacy Screens: Add privacy screens or latticework to create a more secluded and intimate setting.
  • Deck Railing Upgrades: Enhance safety and style with decorative railings made of glass, metal, or matching composite materials.

Our Simple Process to Make Your Dream Deck a Reality

  • Consultation: Start by filling out our website form or calling for a consultation to discuss your needs.
  • On-Site Visit: We’ll then schedule a visit to your property to discuss details and take measurements for the deck.
  • Design & Proposal: After visiting, expect a detailed proposal with deck designs—2D for smaller projects and 3D renderings for larger ones.
  • Permitting & Construction: Once the design is approved and an agreement is signed, Rock Remodeling manages all permitting for the construction. While we don’t process HOA applications, we provide all the necessary documentation.

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Custom Decks FAQ's

Custom decks improve outdoor living areas, boost property worth, and offer a flexible space for both leisure and social gatherings. They can be customized to meet individual design preferences and practical needs.
Consider longevity, upkeep demands, visual attractiveness, and financial restrictions. Choices range from real wood and composite materials to PVC, each providing unique advantages and care requirements.
In most cases, yes. Custom decks can be tailored to different shapes and sizes to suit specific landscapes, preferences, and functional needs. Nevertheless, restrictions based on local building codes and property boundaries may need to be considered.