Frequently Asked Questions

Hometown Builders answers questions about their services, materials, and process.

At Hometown Builders, we provide a range of services, including custom decks, composite decks, patios, deck remodeling and resurfacing, waterproof decking, and more.

We serve Washington County, WI, including Cedarburg, Richfield, Germantown, Jackson, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Merton, Oconomowoc, Slinger, Sussex, and surrounding communities. Contact us to see if we serve your city.

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We guarantee unparalleled performance, quality, and beauty with all deck projects. The manufacturers we work with, TimberTech, Trex, and Deckorators, also provide warranties for their products and materials.

When choosing materials for your custom deck, consider factors like durability, maintenance requirements, aesthetic appeal, and budget. Composite and PVC materials are popular because they are durable and require minimal maintenance.

Custom decks can include a range of features, such as built-in seating, planters, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, lighting, multi-levels, or integrated hot tubs. The possibilities depend largely on your preferences and budget.

Composite decks are made from wood fibers and plastic materials, creating a durable and low-maintenance decking choice. Unlike wood decks, they resist rot, warping, and insect damage and do not require frequent staining or sealing.

Many composite decking products are made from recycled materials, making them a more eco-friendly option than wood decking.

Unlike regular decking, which may allow water to pass through gaps and joints, waterproof decking creates a solid, watertight surface. It often includes interlocking panels or a seamless surface to prevent water penetration.

Extremely important. Railings prevent falls and are a critical safety feature, especially for elevated decks. They must be built to meet local building codes for height and spacing.

Common materials used for deck railing include wood, composite, aluminum, steel, glass, and cable. Each material offers different looks and maintenance requirements.

Covered decks offer protection from sun and rain, extending the usability of your outdoor space. They can also reduce deck maintenance, protect outdoor furniture, and potentially increase your home’s value by adding functional living space.

The duration for deck remodeling or resurfacing depends on the project’s scope and complexity. Resurfacing can often be completed within a few days to a week, while remodeling might take several weeks.

The best lighting options for a covered porch include recessed downlights, pendant lighting, outdoor chandeliers, wall sconces, and string lights. The choice depends on the porch size, the desired ambiance, and the overall design aesthetic. Energy-efficient LEDs and dimmable options can offer flexibility and cost savings.

Cool deck resurfacing is a process that involves upgrading the surface of an existing deck to make it more temperature-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and durable. It’s important because it protects the deck from weather-related damage, improves safety by creating a slip-resistant surface, and can reduce heat absorption, making it more comfortable to walk on in warmer weather.