Enjoy Summer with Patio and Deck Repairs and Installations

With summer right around the corner, now is the time to install that patio or deck you’ve been dreaming about, or make necessary repairs to the one you already have.

Enjoy Summer with Patio and Deck Repairs or Installations

Outdoor living spaces have become much more sophisticated in recent years as people move toward more comfortable and functional spaces. Wrap-around and multilevel decks are growing in popularity as are larger patios with space for cooking, dining, social areas, and special touches like water features and fire pits. More and more people are adding things like an outdoor kitchen, which makes summertime gatherings easier and more convenient with places to store food and beverages, plus plenty of counter space for food prep.

But whether you want a simple off-the-kitchen deck, or a patio built to accommodate a crowd, you’ll find the services of a professional handyman invaluable for both installation and repairs to your outdoor spaces. (After all, perfectly good patios show signs of age or need updating, and great existing decks can often be returned to their original beauty and usefulness with the replacement of a few deck boards, or a professional refinishing job that includes staining and the addition of a waterproofing sealer.

In the Frisco area, Excellent American Painting & Handyman Service is your trusted source for the addition or repair of your patio or deck. We’ve been proudly and professionally serving the area for 18 years and counting and would love to meet with you to discuss your needs and provide a quote. We will work with you to make your outdoor space everything you want. Contact us today to learn more!

Three Main Materials for Patio Covers

If you’re in the market for patio covers, one of the things you’ll have to determine is which material to use. Patio covers come in three main materials, and each type suits different needs and preferences.

Three Main Materials for Patio Covers

Vinyl

Vinyl is a good, durable material for a patio cover because it doesn’t rot or crack like wood. It also doesn’t require sanding every several years. It does, however, only come in a few colors, and its color can fade throughout the years. Some property owners won’t choose vinyl because of its inexpensive aesthetics. You also can’t paint it to match a property’s color.

Aluminum

Aluminum is strong, lightweight, and affordable, and it protects well from the elements. Like vinyl, aluminum is durable and not prone to rotting or cracking, and it requires minimal maintenance. The main drawback to aluminum is that it retains heat, which can make standing below it in hot weather uncomfortable.

Wood

If aesthetics are a large concern for you, wood is a good material to choose for a patio cover. Wood boasts natural beauty and texture, and it’s available in many types and colors. With wood, you’ll easily find an option that matches your property’s decor ideally. You can paint it any color you like, but wood requires regular sanding and repainting to maintain its aesthetics. It’s prone to cracking, peeling, and rotting as well.

The professionals at Excellent American Painting can help you make an informed choice when it comes to patio covers. To talk about this subject further, please contact us.