Offering Professional & Personal Service
NJ Decks and Railings offers professional, personal service for all building projects from the initial consultation through completion. One call will bring an experienced designer, who will help design the deck of your dreams; we do not use any high-pressure sales tactics. If you are planning an outdoor living project, contact us today to schedule an appointment!
We do not do repairs or paint, stain, or seal wood decks.
We Take Care Of
When you hire NJ Decks and Railings, professional deck contractor, you can rest assured that the job will be completed on time. We are properly licensed and insured in the state of New Jersey. We are well accustomed to filing for and obtaining all of the necessary permits needed to build your deck.
We are a detail oriented company who will keep a neat, clean and organized job site at all times. We will help you choose from the many decking materials available in today’s market, starting with various species of wood to the very low maintenance capped composites and PVC products. We also offer many different hidden fastener systems for that high-end look.
We write our estimates in simple terminology so they are easy to understand for every homeowner. We offer a 5-year personal warranty on our workmanship as well as honor all manufacturers’ warranties on their materials which are typically 25 years.
Structural, Cost, Maintenance, Aesthetic
In today’s building industry, there are many types of materials that are used for structural, cost, maintenance, and aesthetic reasons. NJ Decks and Railings is happy to help our customers understand the differences when choosing the right materials to fit their application and budget.
Pressure Treated Lumber
We do not install pressure treated decking and railings because it splits, warps, cracks and shrinks. We have discontinued building deck framing from pressure treated lumber as we have seen decks that are only 10-12 years old starting to show signs of rot. We use only highly galvanized (G90) steel for the majority of the framing, the only exception to this is the posts that support the deck and the framing of the stairs which are still Pressure Treated lumber.
This wood was used quite often in the past because its natural oils help to resist rot. It has become more expensive these days and will last approximately 10 to 15 years if well maintained.
This is the material that most decks were built with prior to 35 years ago. It has become very difficult, if not impossible, to get here on the east coast.
Mahogany, Ipé, Purple Heart, Brazilian Cherry, Jatoba, Tigerwood, Jarrah, and many others: These hardwoods are typically resistant to rot and decay, but sometimes tend to crack and split in the bright sun. They are also very heavy and difficult to work with. Each nail must be pre-drilled; drill bits and saw blades dull quickly and must be sharpened or replaced frequently. These hardwoods make a truly beautiful deck, but require constant care and a steady maintenance schedule of seal-coating. These hardwoods are also at the highest price level of any decking material, natural or composite.
This is a newer decking product that is quite pleasing to the eye and lower maintenance than most wood products. Bamboo is also considered an environmentally safe or Green Building Product.
Materials We Used
Trex is a composite decking and railing manufacturer. They produce a wood and plastic blend that is at least 95% recycled. Their highest quality product line, Transcend, is a capped composite decking.
The TREX® railing products are unique because they have a matte finish and are not shiny like PVC rails. They also have several types and colors of balusters to choose from. Don’t forget to ask us about Trex lighting as well. We have been a Trex Pro Platinum Contractor for many years and are listed as such on their website. Find out more about Trex at www.Trex.com.
Since we are a Trex Pro Platinum builder, Trex will offer a 10-year labor warranty if both Trex Transcend decking and Transcend or Signature railings are used. Trex offers a 5-year labor warranty if only one of these products is used or if Trex Select decking is used.
We use only highly galvanized (G90) steel framing when building decks, we can use fewer posts under the deck because it is so much stronger than lumber. The steel won’t twist, warp or sag and will last longer than pressure-treated lumber.
Deck Drainage Systems
With a drainage system under your deck, it will allow you to enjoy outdoor living no matter what the weather. We can create outdoor spaces you never thought were possible.
Rubber roofing: This drainage system is unique because it installs on top of the floor joists of the deck before any decking is put down. We can then install a ceiling to cover the framing and the drainage system. This installation allows recessed lighting, ceiling fans, TV’s, speakers, etc. to be installed in the ceiling below the deck.
Haven Underdeck: This system is a drainage system and ceiling in one product and is installed below the framing.
Phoenix Manufacturing, Trex Pergola®, StructureWorks®, Louvered Roof systems, etc.