My husband and I wanted to replace our 18 year old wood deck. While we loved the wood "treehouse look", we also wanted a dry area for the lower level walkout. After considering our options, we decided the Craft Bilt aluminum decking, railing and privacy screen would be ideal. Seeing the options available in person in the showroom helped with our choice. We added the optional lighting package which gives a delightful ambience. If choosing lighting, I would suggest keeping in mind the height of the lights to ensure the lights are below the line of sight while seated with this being easier on the eyes. We chose black railing and posts as black is easier to see through than white and also because glass panels would require more cleaning. While testing the decking samples, given the amount of sunshine our deck receives, we found the sand colour to be, again, easier on our eyes than grey which is lighter and therefore, reflects more light. As for the lower level, we added to black soffit and pot lights in the ceiling to provide a more finished look and choose wood for deck as it would be protected from the elements by the aluminum decking above. Our contractor referred to the installation instructions available on the website and he did a fabulous job. Given the investment and the detail involved, it is important to have a skilled contractor to complete the installation. We now have a beautiful outdoor area on both levels for relaxation and entertaining. Communication with the Craft Bilt team was clear, prompt and friendly. Thank you!
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We are delighted to hear about your positive experience with Craft-Bilt transforming your outdoor space!
It's wonderful that our aluminum decking, railing, and privacy screen met your expectations.
Thank you for choosing Craft-Bilt, and we appreciate your kind words about our team's communication.
Feel free to reach out if you have more questions or need further assistance.
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1-800 668 6430
Installation Instructions: https://craft-bilt.com/installation-instructions/