At Family Fence, we aren’t your typical framers. With decks being a cornerstone of what we offer, we work hard to ensure that your deck is built the right way. Sometimes the subtle differences that turn a good deck to a great deck are difficult to notice, while at other times, they can be quite noticeable. We have a unique step-by-step approach to help build the perfect deck for your family, beginning with the materials selection. We use most brands of composite decking; not being loyal to any specific brand means we can give you any options or color choices you want. In our experience, most deck builders are loyal to a specific brand and try to push you into a product or color that fits the contractor’s needs rather than your own. For more information on some of the brands we offer, please feel free to follow the links at the bottom of this page.
Once we select the product you want, we handpick our own lumber, trying our best to get the straightest, strongest lumber around. Normally we use kiln-dried Douglas fir because of its low moisture content and its superior resistance to mold and bugs. Our standard on most projects is a sturdy 5×5 support post, rather than the 4×4 posts that others use. We also use 2×10 joists standard (unless otherwise specified), no matter the distance we span with your deck. Using 2x10s will extend the life of your deck far beyond what a 2×6 or 2×8 will.
As the installation process begins, we will level, square, and plumb the deck frame before we add the composite. You may see our installers eying down the joists as we “crown” all of our lumber to make sure your deck surface stays straight and strong, long after we finish the job.
At Family Fence, we realize there are a lot of other choices for deck companies in Utah. Some of these other companies claim to be the “best,” a “specialist,” or an “industry leader,” but usually they fall well short of their names. We maintain the simple business principles at Family Fence of honesty, integrity, and perseverance. We treat every customer like family, and we provide a hardworking team that focuses on details you won’t find anywhere else. Bigger is not always better.
Please feel free to check out these decking brands to see what you like for yourself.
- Trex Decking – the original composite
- Azek Decking – they have a cool design tool
- Fiberon Decking – some vibrant colors
- EverGrain Decking – one of our favorites as well
We also invite you to contact us today at 801-836-2841 to learn more about our decks in Utah and to receive a quote for your next project. We look forward to serving you!