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Summer in New Orleans

Summer 2020

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

Easily available

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

No splinters


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

treated lumber raised deck
treated lumber raised deck

Treated lumber

treated lumber raised deck completed
treated lumber raised deck completed
composite wood deck
composite wood deck
composite wood deck
composite wood deck


Argyle Construction was quoted in the Gambit's March 2018 article, "A guide to energy efficiency"! Click here for link 


"Argyle is a very professional construction service that offers a wide variety of services, from small to large. They will speak plain English to a customer as to what is and what is not feasible. They can make things work within ones budget without sacrificing quality. It is refreshing to deal with someone who understands the business."

Roxanne, 2017

"First class job on my deck at a very reasonable rate!"

Ed, 2018

"They went above and beyond with some fancy fixtures that needed to be installed. I'm very pleased with the outcome."

Greg, 2018