Mebane Deck, Patio, and Pergola Project Promotes Fitness and Relaxation with Specialized Construction Materials

Custom building for outdoor living is about addressing each client’s specific needs. Creating a perfect design to meet the unique needs of this Mebane family meant including outdoor relaxation and entertaining areas that focused on their health and well-being.

The Mebane homeowners came to the Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham design team with specific priorities. They wanted to redo their existing multi-level deck with composite, low-maintenance decking. They also needed a nearby patio addition to provide a location for a new swim spa, and they wanted a pergola to provide shade from the hot sun. To meet their needs, we created a customized combination project using specialized materials from some of our favorite product partners: Timbertech low-maintenance re-decking, Earthstone recycled granite pavers, and an Arcadia adjustable pergola.

Outdoor Fitness

It’s not every day that we are asked to create an outdoor area for fitness. Our client wanted a patio that could withstand the weight of a swim spa. We recommended recycled granite patio pavers from Earthstone Products to create a large patio in a three-piece pattern. With a natural slip-resistant surface and four times the strength of concrete, Earthstone recycled granite pavers were the perfect choice for this multi-functional space. Recycled granite pavers offer a luxurious paver patio look with long-lasting, eco-friendly durability.

Backyard Relaxation

The homeowner’s back yard is large enough that we were able to design a spacious patio with room for outdoor dining, entertaining, and relaxation adjacent to the swim spa. To fulfill the family’s desire for a shaded area, we added a pressure-treated wooden “Adjust-A-Pergola” by Arcadia Roofs.

With an easy adjustment, the pergola can provide the exact amount of shade desired by whoever is using the space at that time. If the weather is cooler and they want a little bit of sunshine, they can tilt the louvers to allow the sunlight to shine through. If the hot summer sun is uncomfortable or has moved across the sky, with a tilt of the slats they’re in full shade again. An Arcadia “Adjust-A-Pergola” offers flexible shade options, perfect for maximizing the function of a patio or deck during a variety of weather conditions.

Low-Maintenance Entertaining

There are few better places to entertain guests than on a backyard deck. This Mebane family was already enjoying a multi-level deck but wanted to give it a facelift, and wanted the result to be low-maintenance. Since the underlying structure was still sound, we decided to re-deck the entire multi-level space. (Re-decking is a great choice for updating an aging deck. Rather than incurring the cost of replacing the entire deck, it is more cost efficient to use the original support structure. Typically the support structure has been protected by the decking boards and remains strong and sturdy much longer than the surface. This makes it possible to just replace the boards, which have been exposed to everyday weather.) We used TimberTech Antigua Gold for this Mebane deck. Not only do the color and appearance look great, our clients won’t need to worry about staining, sealing, and upkeep in the years ahead.

At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we are pleased to help families achieve their backyard living dreams. Whether those dreams are about relaxing, entertaining, wellness or all of the above, we’ll make it happen with a custom backyard project just for you! If you’re ready to build, update, or renovate your outdoor living space, call Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle today: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!

Featured Vendors:
Earthstone Products
Arcadia Roofs
TimberTech

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