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Giving back… A Deck For a Soldier

DeckRemodelers.com of Sparta, is proud to again participate in “A Deck For a Soldier®,” a worthy cause sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the North American Deck and Railing Association N.A.D.R.A. The official plans for this latest project in Boonton, NJ have been announced. Sean McAleer DeckRemodelers.com owner and N.A.D.R.A. member will be scheduling a build crew to assist at the Boonton project site. The Staff at DeckRemodelers.com will happily join in the effort. Many have roots in the area or have a friend currently serving our country. This effort is seen as a way to give back in acknowledgment of their service. The recipient of this 2017 Deck for a Soldier will enjoy a new deck projected for completion this spring. Kyle a former Marine had completed combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, returning home safely. While in the reserves he was working as an electrician apprentice. One morning on his way to work he was involved in a serious accident, hit by someone making an illegal left turn.  He was in a coma for 45 days. Do to a life saving procedure he lost one leg and suffers with severe nerve damage. Because of the circumstances a new sliding door from his kitchen to the new deck will also be installed along with rear access. A ribbon cutting ceremony for this project will be scheduled in the spring when the weather is more cooperative. This nonprofit organization pair’s private builders and vendors who want to make a difference, in gratitude, to our military families. Local N.A.D.R.A. member volunteers will complete construction, and member vendors will provide the materials and products all free of charge to the recipient. This year the committee chair is Bruce Verblaauw, the committee members are Joey Matthews, Alan Benson and Vincent Carrubba. All members represent construction companies and vendors here in NJ. The annual Deck For a Soldier® event was founded by the North American Deck and Railing Association N.A.D.R.A in 2007, and is a community effort that expresses appreciation for the service and dedication of the men and women of our armed forces. More information about Deck for a Soldier® can be found at www.NADRA.org.20170119_130440

DeckRemodelers.com of Sparta, NJ Accepts National Recognition Awards for their Work

DeckRemodelers.com was honored at the 2016 National Deck Competition Award Ceremony on October 6th, in Baltimore, Maryland. The competition is one of the highlights of the annual Deck Expo and Remodeling conference. This annual event showcases the finest examples of deck design, construction and craftsmanship from around the United States. DeckRemodelers.com accepted several national best awards, a first place for construction in wood, second place for lighting design and a national deck material manufacturer’s choice award. They were also awarded second place for both best project overall and best alternative material design. For DeckRemodelers.com this year is the seventh consecutive winning year on the national level. They have reached this level of achievement and recognition due to imaginative artistry and resource selection, with a focus on function and detail. The deck project nationally recognized for first place in the wood category can be found in Chester NJ. This outdoor living design project is constructed in Ipe, a Brazilian hardwood. The deck is accented with custom powder coated aluminum rails. Details reflect the style of opulent hardwood interior finish carpentry. A rounded staircase descends to a ground level hardscape providing a base for the fire feature, flanked by planters and a retaining wall capped in bluestone. All the components of the complete design work to provide a tranquil retreat for the homeowner. A second place award for the national best illumination category was also received. The lighting design accents a project completed in Berkley Heights, NJ. Deck illumination is planned with both aesthetics and safety in mind. Early sundown is not an obstacle to a pleasurable evening event in the warm glow at this inviting yet personal outdoor nightspot. DeckRemodelers.com was also awarded the manufacturer’s best award. This category judges project that have been submitted by manufacturers directly. Wolf a decking manufacturer submitted the winning project. The design by DeckRemodelers.com was completed using Wolf decking and was selected as national best. This same project also placed in two additional categories, national second place for both best project overall as well as best alternative material design. This project has ample space for dining accessible from the home’s interior and features a sunken round seating area with a central fire feature. A grand staircase provides the decent to the ground level hardscape, a covered area shelters the hot tub and provides a shady spot for a nap in an oversized hammock. DeckRemodelers.com attends the conference to remain knowledgeable in all the cutting-edge product offerings and techniques. They chose to compete in support of their many local designs with the opportunity to compare their work with the best efforts of others around the Nation. The contest entries were judged anonymously for best design, craftsmanship and overall appeal. The annual competition is sponsored by N.A.D.R.A. the North American Deck and Railing Association. Winners were selected in categories from both natural hardwoods as well as maintenance free synthetic materials. The competition was open to deck projects across the U.S., Canada and even Australia. The awards ceremony took place in Baltimore, MD. Sean McAleer, the owner of DeckRemodelers.com has been designing and building decks exclusively since launching DeckRemodelers.com in 2004. Visit and explore the gallery at www.deckremodelers.com or call 973-729-2125 for more information. first-place-deckremodelers-com-wood-deck-%2425k-%2450k

IT’S A NEW YEAR, LET’S GET STARTED!!!

The New Year is the perfect time to start over. How long have you been looking out your back window and saying, “We’ve got to do something with this backyard.” Stop “saying” and start “doing”!

Starting a new project can seem overwhelming, which is why many of us put off taking action. Use the New Year as an opportunity to take the first step. Make that call. We will help you through each step, site inspection, your needs, your wants, functionality, design ideas, material and budget….from concept to completion….we take care of EVERYTHING.

Don’t let another season go by wishing you acted. Start 2015 off right! Take advantage of the cold weather season. We can have you ON your new deck on the first days of spring instead of wishing you were!

Best Of Houzz 2016 is Awarded to DeckRemodelers

DeckRemodelers.com of Sparta, NJ has been awarded “Best in Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This is the second consecutive award-winning year for DeckRemodelers. The Designer and Builder of Outdoor Living Space has been selected as Best in this category by the monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community. Among them more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals more than 35 million in total.

The Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge now appears on the DeckRemodeler profile, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

When Deck Remodelers designs and builds your outdoor living space, it’s far from ordinary. Large or small, fully featured or basic, the design, quality and craftsmanship is second to none. You not only get results, but a company that stands behinds their work. DeckRhouzzemodelers offers exceptional designs, licensed architects, quality material selections and the employment of highly skilled and certified crew members.

Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, VP of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize DeckRemodelers.com LLC, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality.

DeckRemodelers Featured on NBC TV HouseSmarts

Sean McAleer the owner of DeckRemodelers.com, was sought out as an expert and appeared on “HouseSmarts” NBC TV’s nationally televised home improvement show. HouseSmarts brings the viewer, useful information to enhance their lifestyle through home improvement. DeckRemodelers was chosen for their exceptional work in outdoor designs brought to the homeowner through their carefully selected staff of designers, craftsman and specialists. Designing and building an outdoor living space also requires expert techniques and a vast awareness of materials all part of what they bring to the homeowner. DeckRemodelers has become a trusted name for discerning homeowners. This upright standing was earned by taking the time to listen to individual dreams and desires then bringing them from concept to completion.

HouseSmarts host Teagan Wright interviewed Sean on location in Mendham, NJ. There he presented all of the specifics of this project, still under construction. Starting with an interactive 3-D plan, DeckRemodelers allows the homeowner to better envision their future outdoor living area. They can see a rendering of their home, as it will appear when complete and travel through the plan at eye level. The Mendham deck will feature a covered structure designed with curved beams to allow for a barrel style tiger wood ceiling topped with a metal roof. Also planned is an elevated circular lounge with porcelain tile inlay bordered in matching PVC. The deck will be supported in steel allowing for a fully functional lower area uninterrupted by columns. The homeowners will also enjoy a sauna secluded by a stone façade.

Staff Designer Stevie DiFrisco, then presented a completed DeckRemodelers project in Berkley Heights, NJ. Sean’s design here is well planned and considers flow as well as the projected multi level interaction of guests. Central to this design as the point of approach from the interior, is a covered area supported by stately columns alternating with powder coated aluminum rails. To the right of the covered area, is a fully functional outdoor kitchen embellished in stone and complete with a 42” grill, smoker and refrigerator. An Equinox motorized pergola protects the kitchen. The pergola offers the homeowner an evolution of outdoor living. Outdoor entertainment is no longer weather dependent but rain or shine at the touch of a button. This pergola when closed offers watertight protection.

Flower planters accent the steps from the kitchen area to the lower hardscape leading to the hot tub. Accessible up from the hot tub is an open-air dining space that returns in full circle to the covered area. The party here doesn’t end at nightfall but continues on thanks to the lighting design. A backdrop of light accents textural effects while safety and security are provided to direct ones path.

The episode originally aired on Saturday May 21st.

 

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The Equinox Louvered Pergola: The Evolution of Outdoor Living

Homeowners are always looking for new ways to add to their outdoor enjoyment. Making s’mores with the kids, having drinks with close friends or throwing a party for 30 – Live life uninhibited! Never let the weather decide for you. Now you can control the weather!

The Equinox Louvered Pergola is transforming outdoor living. Designed for homeowners who have a passion for entertaining and the outdoors. Until now, homeowners had to struggle with intense sun on the hottest days or a passing shower during a long-planned family event. With the addition of an Equinox louvered pergola, the stress of planning parties is never an issue. True outdoor living means rain or shine With the touch of the remote, the Equinox Louvered Pergola can be angled to redirect the sun over an eating area, while allowing full sun over the lounge chairs. On the hottest days of summer or during a passing shower, the Equinox Louvered Pergola can be completely closed providing complete protection for you and your guests. In addition to its amazing versatility, the built in gutter system ensures that everyone remains dry once the rain has passed.

With and Equinox Louvered Pergola, each homeowner can have a space that says….”This is me…” The Equinox system allows for complete customization to complement your home while providing virtual year round enjoyment. Designer fans, lighting systems and heaters can be added to the Equinox Pergola to provide the ultimate comfort. Grilling burgers and steaks is now enjoyed year round instead of waiting for spring. Live the dream! Enjoy your outdoor space on your terms!

Available exclusively through Deck Remodelers!

DECK REMODELERS DOMINATES THE WOOD CATEGORIES AT THE NATIONAL DECK AWARDS!

Deck Remodelers took home the top awards in the wood categories at the NADRA National Deck Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place on Thursday, October 1st in the heart of Chicago. The evening celebrated the best of the best from all over the US, Canada and even Australia.

Celebrated outdoor living spaces featured cutting edge designs of covered structures, pergolas, stunning patios, amazing curved decks and so much more. Deck Remodelers won top honors with two Ipe decks. One, from Newton, NJ, features a lounge area is secluded by a furniture grade double privacy wall with a faux pergola all done in solid Ipe. The sunken cocktail area has an inlay of Garapa gold in an alternate direction to accentuate the space. The second, located in Essex Fells, NJ, features an angular Ipe pergola above a sunken hot tub, a covered structure with skylights, heaters and ceiling fans in the Tigerwood ceiling.

Deck Remodelers is a proud member of NADRA, The North American Deck and Railing Association, which continually provides valuable information while introducing the most talented Deck Builders. We work year round and are booking now for Spring builds. Call us today!

Deck Remodelers of Sparta, NJ Wins Its 20th Deck Award!

Sparta, NJ – On June 4, 2015, the NJ chapter of NADRA (North American Deck & Railing Association) held its annual Deck awards at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater NJ, celebrating the best designs and innovations.

This competition recognizes creativity, innovation and craftsmanship using Ipe, Cedar, Trex, Timbertech, Azek, WOLF and more. Some feature unique elements, such as custom pergolas, floating curved stairs, circular blue stone turrets, and illuminated water features. The competition allows NJ NADRA builders the opportunity to display their best work to the industry. Deck Remodelers brings the creative results of advanced designs and the imaginative use of both materials and craftsmanship with a strong emphasis on detail.

With over 200 entries, Deck Remodelers received four awards, including 1st place for Porch/Covered structure, bringing their NJ and National Award win to 20! Deck Remodelers is proud to a member of NADRA.

Latest Trends in Deck Designs

As homeowners look to enhance their outdoor living space with outdoor amenities like kitchens, fireplaces, furnished living rooms and spas, the deck continues to be a major design factor in new home construction.

Since most people spend the majority of their day at work, school or inside their home, they want a place to escape and unwind or have fun. What better way to enjoy all the same great amenities you have inside your home than by designing a stylish and functional outdoor living space on a customized deck.

Here are some of the latest trends in decks that can help you create an exciting backyard retreats:

Larger Decks
The biggest trend in decks right now is increasing the square footage. Homeowners that were once satisfied with a 20 x 10 foot deck for a grill and some patio furniture now want a deck design that rivals their homes square footage. You’ll find many larger homes are being designed with a multilevel deck for different functions like an outdoor kitchen or sun deck and spa. Many designs use pergolas and walls to add privacy and lots of built-ins for extra seating, storage and planters.

Outdoor Living
With all the latest products available for outdoor lighting, appliances, fireplaces and pits, homeowners are extending their outdoor living well past the spring and summer. Where temperature is not such an issue, people are designing their decks as an addition to their home. Gone are the tiki torches, today’s low-voltage lighting is much more sophisticated and can be wired into the steps and posts of your deck to extend the time you spend outdoors and create ambiance.

Outdoor Kitchens
A big trend is creating an outdoor kitchen that has all the amenities of its indoor counterparts like a grill or cooktop surface, cabinets, countertops, refrigerators and sinks. Outdoor furniture has taken on a whole new look with tables and chairs being constructed of weather-resistant materials that mimic the look of classic indoor designs.

Covered Structures
By adding a covered structure, homeowners create the feel of a great room while still enjoying the outdoors. Not only will it create a shaded area, many are adding ceiling fans and heaters, flat screen TVs and bars transforming the space into a 3-season “room”.

With so many options available, homeowners are literally creating an outdoor home where the deck is the focal point for adding a kitchen, dining room, living room, spa and even an entertainment area. The only limitation with designing your new deck is your imagination and budget.