We are proud to offer such a great product from the largest manufacturer of composite decking (wood-alternative). Today Trex was awarded the 2013 Green Award from Washingtonian Magazine. This award recognizes people, companies and organizations in the DC area that work to improve the environment and encourage eco-friendly living.
Trex was awarded this because of their efforts in salvaging more than 400 million pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills each year. They kept more than 2.5 billion pounds total from 2007 through 2012 alone. Their Trex decking products are manufactured from more than 95 percent of recycled content including; wood and sawdust, along with plastic and newspapers from household items.
Their green efforts do not stop there, Trex manufacturing final process is also green with a proprietary method that recycles factory refuse back onto the manufacturing line. By continuously improving their process with green methods, Trex supports their community through recycling and education.
We are delighted to see Trex earn this award and are proud to support this company by using these great products in our customers decks. Contact us today to see how we can build your deck with Trex composite decking material.
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Have you been searching for ideas on sprucing up your plain deck or landscape? There are so many great ideas for whatever style you are going for! Whether you are looking to add lighting to your stairway, structure to your landscape, or flower boxes to your deck, Miles Bradley can help you with all of the decking accessories you may need.
Trellis’ or Pergolas are great ideas for adding structure to you space or deck while also serving as a home to your flowers or vines. There are many different pergola or trellis styles that will enhance your deck space.
Another great deck accessory that will enhance your deck space is lighting. Miles Bradley can create custom lighting that will suit your deck perfectly. Whether you would like your entire deck lit up or just your deck’s staircase, Miles Bradley can create lighting that will bring out your deck structure and landscaping.
Having deck built and adding enhancing deck accessories can help to improve your Michigan or Chicago, IL home value. There are many options when it comes to having accessories added to your deck space. Visit Miles Bradley’s accessory portfolio for more ideas and photos.
To schedule your deck build, or add deck accessories to your current deck contact and schedule your project with Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling, Inc. professional deck builders today.
Does your home need a new deck or maybe just some deck modifications? Now is the time! We have many solutions from building a new deck to rebuilding your old deck.
Some decks can be rebuilt using your existing understructure (the existing structure that your deck was built on top of). If the understructure on your current deck is in good shape we can remove the worn out decking and railing, and build the new deck on the existing understructure. We replace it with new, low maintenance railing and decking saving you lots of money over building a brand new deck.
We service all of Michigan, the Detroit Metro area and the Chicago Land area. We will come to your home for an estimate and see if your deck is a candidate for a rebuild on your existing understructure. When we rebuild a deck we rip out your old cedar deck and we install a low maintenance deck using Trek low maintenance material.
Also using the existing understructure we can rebuild and probably make modifications with a new design for the deck. You can go bigger or smaller; whatever you want to suit your style and home. Call us today so we can figure out the best option for your deck!
With Winter finally trailing off, Spring is well on it’s way. Warmer temperatures mean more time spent outside and on our decks… that is if you have a deck.
Miles Bradley understands how the simple joy of having a deck can bring families together and create memories that will last forever. They want to give you one last chance to catch the great savings of getting your new deck built in the winter. You can save money on any project! Whether you want a new deck built, a pergola, trellis, or even a gazebo Miles Bradley will enhance your landscape!
Don’t wait until it is too late to save big. Get a jump on preparing your home for the spring sunshine. For a limited time Miles Bradley is offering 10% off of any project for your home. Whether you live in Chicago, Illinois, or Detroit, Michigan you can enjoy theses wonderful savings. If you are looking for a high quality deck builder, look no further Miles Bradley is ready to take on your project!
For estimates or questions concerning your project contact Miles Bradley today!
During the Spring and Summer months we all like to sit on our decks and enjoy the beautiful weather. But, when the sun is at its prime it can get uncomfortable and complete shade can make you chilly. The perfect solution is a pergola.
With pergolas, you can enjoy the perfect combination of shade and sun allowing you to be comfortable all day long. But that is not all a pergola can be used for. They are a great option for enhancing your garden space, creating privacy, and believe it or not, increasing home value.
Pergolas are completely customizable. You can choose the type of wood used, whether you want a curved or flat roof, or the size of the wood used. Keep in mid the larger planks you use the more shade you will create for yourself.
If you are interested in increasing your home value with the creation of a pergola, Miles Bradley wants to help you! They have just extended their holiday coupon until February 1st. So, call today and schedule your building date!
With flurries falling this morning many people will begin to put away their deck furniture if they haven’t already. You may be wondering what you are going to do with it or where you are going to put all of your outdoor equipment. Many people are unaware that the under-deck area or dry space can actually be very useful if finished properly.
Many people are concerned what they store will be susceptible to water damage, bugs, or critters. Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling will ensure your under-deck storage space has a proper seal, drainage system, and insulation leaving no room for damage to your stored items.
During the Holiday season Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling is offering specialsto those who wish to get their decks built during the month of December. You ca
n receive 10% off your deck purchase before December 31st.
Whether you are living in Detroit, Michigan or Chicago, IL, Miles Bradley is here to make your deck or dry space beautiful!
Fall is here and winter is just around the corner, did you let the summer get away from you? Now are you bummed you didn’t get to rebuild your deck this summer? Don’t be, winter is one of the best times to build a deck in Michigan. Miles Bradley works with their customers through this season, we build decks all year long!
Miles Bradley services all of Michigan and Illinois including the Chicago Land area. There are many benefits to building a deck in the winter time, we can offer you a discount on materials and labor, with the drastic reduce in demand for decking materials our wholesalers offer deals for winter building. The time to rebuild or build your new deck is now, don’t wait until the weather turns good, we want you to have a deck ready to enjoy this summer instead of it being torn up. Call Miles Bradley today and see what we can save you by getting your deck built this winter! Michigan Office 248-478-8660 / Chicago Office 847-665-9301.
Worried about cleaning your composite deck before winter? Don’t, it’s easy! An exterior deck does require cleaning, a basic deck cleaning for composite decks is in store. Ideal times to clean your composite deck are after installation and in the fall or spring. You may purchase a composite deck cleaner at your local hardware shop or just use a combination of hot water and a soft bristle brush.
For Dirt and Debris your deck should be sprayed with a hose to remove dirt from the surface. After you remove the loose dirt and debris from your composite deck use warm, soapy water and scrub with a soft bristle brush to remove the dirt and debris from the crevices of the embossing pattern.
It’s important careful when using Chalk Lines on your deck, you must make sure you are using the right type of chalk. High performance chalk lines are likely to discolor a composite or PVC deck, we recommend using a dust off marking chalk like Irwin brand in purple you can find this at www.Irwin.com. If you accidently snap a chalk line with permanent or bright chalk immediately scrub the line with soap and hot water to remove it.
You definitely want to try to remove any Oil, Grease or Food stains on your composite deck before the winter comes. To remove these stains spray them off with a hose and use warm soapy water with a soft bristle brush.
Mold and Mildew is always possible. Due to it feeding on biofilm you want to remove as soon as you see it forming.
Last but not least when the time comes to remove Ice and Snow from your composite deck a plastic shovel may be used. It’s safe to use rock salt or calcium chloride to melt the snow and ice from the deck surface.
If you need help or have any questions about cleaning your deck call us at 248-478-8660.
Are you in the market for a new deck? Does your home look like its missing something? A deck is a great way to go! Whether you’re replacing a new one or adding a deck to your home, your deck becomes part of your home and it is important to choose the write materials to use.
Choosing what materials to have your deck built out of is one of the first things to decide. You have two main choices; composite wood or natural wood.
To decide which one suits better for you and your home you will need to consider four things;
- How much maintenance and repair you will be willing to do in the future
- The life span of the different materials
- Your decks appearance
- The cost of the different types of deck material.
When choosing natural wood you will need to stain and seal your deck every year. Composite decking requires less maintenance than the natural wood material. Composite wood will need to be cleaned but will not need to be stained like natural wood.
To consider the life span on the different materials you have to asses that wooden decks can crack and splinter from weather conditions and can also get more damaged from water and rot if they are not maintained properly. To repair wood decks can be stained and replaced if necessary. Composite decks do not crack or splinter but can fade and warp. They also have a tendency to scratch and stain. To repair composite decks can replace the scratched, warped or faded pieces.
Choosing what type of appearance you want your deck and home to have is very important. Composite deck materials are made to look like wood and vary less in appearance than natural wood. It is not stainable and if it fades it will need to be replaced rather than stained. Natural wood decks are more attractive and can add a lot of value to your property. There are many stains and types to choose from than composite deck materials and can be re-stained when the color starts to fade not have to be replaced.
Final decision is cost; Natural wood tends to be less expensive than composite deck materials.
This decision will depend on preference and what works better for you and your home, there are pros and cons to both types. Whichever you decide you, your family and guests will have a wonderful deck for years to come and we can build it for you!
Modern solid composite decking cuts, nails, screws and installs similar to regular wood decking. Composite deck materials offer the fine looks of natural wood. Most composite deck materials even offer wood grain to enhance its appearance.
Composite deck materials are building materials manufactured using a mixture of plastic and wood fiber. Composite decking materials are very popular because they require less maintenance than wood and often use recycled materials.
We offer many different brands of composite deck materials that allows for a full line of colors and different grain patterns. As a certified Trex Platinum Contractor, Miles Bradley Building promises to provide both quality materials and exceptional workmanship from our highly experienced master carpenters.