It’s summer in New Orleans!
Summer heat in New Orleans can make it uncomfortable to be outside, but you can make it more enjoyable by adding a deck to your home. A deck is an easy way to expand your outdoor living space and get more use out of your back yard. A shady spot under a tree is ideal, but if you don’t have any trees there are many options for shade, from an inexpensive shade sail, cantilevered umbrellas, to a more expensive awning attached to the main home. Decorate it in the same style as your home or go for something totally different.
There are 2 main materials used to make a deck: pressure treated lumber and composite wood, and as with anything there are pros and cons.
Pressure treated lumber - chemicals are applied to lumber to resist termites and fungus
Pros: Cost around $20 per square foot
Paint it the color that you want
Cons: Must be repainted/stained every few years
Prone to termite damage
Composite wood decking – made of wood fibers enclosed in plastic
Pros: Long lasting, low maintenance
Immune to termite damage
Cons: More expensive than regular lumber, around $35-$40 per square foot
Cheaper versions may not look like real lumber
Contact us today for a free estimate!
Decks we've recently completed
Argyle Construction was founded by Craig and Kedren 'Katy' Turner. Argyle Construction was created in response to a need for more high quality general contractors for remodeling and rebuilding homes in New Orleans. Our mission is to make New Orleans a better place to live. Argyle Construction will professionally manage clients expectations from conception to fruition. We aim to offer high quality construction, with excellent customer service and affordable energy efficient solutions, which will save our clients money. Home building or remodeling can be one of the most stressful, expensive things to go through. We promise to keep clients informed at all steps of the process. We contract with proven, experienced sub contractors in framing, electrical, plumbing and roofing.
Craig has nearly 30 years house building experience, starting out as a joiner in Scotland (carpenter) and moving up through the ranks to the position of Construction Director. Craig has experience in building energy efficient homes, with several homes he managed receiving LEED Platinum status. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification program for houses that are resource efficient. The levels are determined by the number of points given and a project may receive one of four levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Houses receiving LEED Platinum status use less water and energy, thereby saving the homeowner money, and by using toxic free materials they may improve the health of those affected by allergies.
Craig is experienced in unique New Orleans' architecture and built a tiny house, which is becoming popular across the country and is perfect for New Orleans' unusually sized plots of land.