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“Disaster Decks” Contestant? Avoid the Temptation When Building Custom Decks in Arlington, VA

January 22, 2015

HGTV’s Hunky Deck Show Host, formerly of Deck Wars and Decked Out, has a hot new TV gig. If you’re getting ready to take on a DIY custom deck in Arlington, VA, or are instead making plans with a competent deck company to design and build your backyard dream deck, this could be a great way to spend a few hours of research.

Self-proclaimed deck construction expert and experienced hardware handyman Paul Lafrance is rolling out a new series for his “deck dynasty” – Disaster Decks, appearing on HGTV. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun last month, Lafrance saw a need for home-and-garden entertainment with a classroom component.

Describing his passion for building decks, he says “the backyard is open territory for creativity.” You will find this true as you pass through the custom deck planning process. With thousands of possible deck design choices – materials, combinations, colors, coordinating colors, textures, and architectural styles, building a deck is no small task, and not to be undertaken lightly. From homeowners covenants to zoning ordinances and safety procedures; from proper materials handling to high tech-joining and fastening techniques, there is quite a bit of expert knowledge required. Turns out there are advanced skills needed to properly construct a deck in Arlington, VA to pass the final building inspection for a certificate of occupancy (CO).

Building a custom deck in Arlington requires a thorough mastery of zoning regulations, materials handling safety, and environmental consciousness that not every person with a hammer or drill respects or enforces. A reputable decks contractor will provide you with insurance and license verification in writing, pull any necessary municipal permits prior to construction starting and make sure they are prominently displayed, and keep a project manager or supervisor on-site until your custom deck is complete.

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Contact Armor Fence for a high-quality custom deck, designed and built to your specifications, with the expert guidance of our experienced professional deck builders. With over 20 years of deck building under our belts, we are your locally owned, family-operated custom deck builders in Arlington, VA.

Paul LaFrance still loves to see clients’ reactions “after 16 years. I know the emotional impact that it has on people, having a vacation spot in their own backyard,” he says. Building a custom deck, in Arlington, Virginia or half a world away, anywhere people want to enjoy nature and have fun. “It is very rewarding.”