When looking for low maintenance building materials for a Winston Salem screened porch or a Greensboro deck, most people stop after going over the benefits of wood vs. composite materials like TimberTech or AZEK. For some architectural elements of a porch, pergola or gazebo there is a third choice: wrapping pressure-treated pine with vinyl. It’s a clever, cost-efficient way to take advantage of most of the best features of both options.
The primary reason that many customers decide to use pressure-treated timber is that it is inexpensive. It has an additional benefit in that it’s very strong.
Wrapping wood posts and columns with vinyl lets you capture all of the benefits of low maintenance for those large, highly visible elements of your open or screened porch at a significantly reduced cost. Take a look at the combination stone and wrapped columns on this project we recently completed. They are the most visible part of the portico. It’s really important that they stay looking great and the composite wrap will ensure that they will for years to come.
I’d like to point out one other wonderful design detail on this project. Take a look at the retractable fabric shade installed across the ceiling. It makes this space so dynamic. Changing from open to closed, from sun to shade is almost as easy and using a set of mini-blinds inside your home. Don’t you just want to grab a drink and have a seat?
Building season is in full swing in the Winston Salem area. If you are interested more about composite wraps for your porch or pergola or in learning how our quality built structures can turn your house into a home, contact Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad. Call us today for a free consultation (336) 664 – 1332, firstname.lastname@example.org.