For over 20 years, Professional Design Group has remained dedicated to designing and constructing unique and dynamic outdoor living spaces. Our professional eye for detail and expert craftsmanship are just a few reasons more and more Virginians choose us every day!
Here at Professional Design Group we offer an array of available options to help tailor the correct product for you based on your individual situation and desire. Below are three of our most widely used options and they begin with the most economical and progress to a more high-end production.
Pressure treated southern yellow pine wood decking and railings are the most economical way to go in custom deck construction. We hand select premium grade wood decking to insure there are no knots and imperfections. We also hand select a #1 grade pressure treated wood wherever visible to insure that your deck is constructed with top quality wood that will have the longest possible lifespan. We use double hot dipped galvanized ring shank nails and countersink them to insure they will not back out as the wood dries out and contracts.
We allow wood decking to thoroughly dry prior to installation to minimize the gap that seems to grow between decking boards as they continue to dry with age. We typically sand all visible components of every wood deck we build to eliminate splinters, lumber stamps, and smudges. We then apply a top grade oil-based stain with a UV inhibitor to protect your deck from the elements to prolong the life of your deck for many, many years to come.
Our second option which provides a high-end product for a mid-grade price is exotic hardwood decking. The structural framing beneath your decking is the same as you would find on a pressure treated wood deck, but the lifespan of this dense hardwood far exceeds the lifespan of treated pine tenfold. We prefer an Indonesian hardwood called Kayu Batu and Kayu Golden. We distribute this wood and we deal directly with the importer of it. Our prices are as cheap as you can get and we pass this savings on to our clients. More and more people are choosing this product for it’s longevity and beauty. The density of this hardwood is comparable to a popular hardwood called Ipe. Most of our clients choose Kayu over Ipe because of the color consistency, but once they compare the price that quickly convinces them that Kayu is the way to go.
Pictured above is Kayu decking sanded and stained with a Azek Premier railing throughout. When constructing decks in exotic hardwood such as this we go that extra mile and utilize an invisible fastening system to further enhance its beauty. This product is essentially having a deck constructed with hardwood flooring that absolutely weathers the test of time “outdoors“.
Other than constructing a deck in Ipe, PVC decking is the most expensive way to go these days. Decking manufacturers are constantly innovating and developing new ideas to enhance their product and we think they’ve finally got it figured out. Pictured above is an Azek PVC deck with Azek Premier railings. This is the option to chose for the absolute least amount of maintenance. This 100% PVC decking is stain resistant and requires no more maintenance than a good washing off with water after spraying Outdoor Clorox on it and letting it sit for fifteen minutes. We suggest doing this easy cleaning method a couple of times per year.
We utilize two to three brands of the leading PVC decking manufacturers to provide our clients access to a wider range of color choices and embossed wood grain features that are constantly being enhanced. Again, we utilize a stainless steel invisible fastening system that technology has awarded us and our clients are ecstatic over the outcome!