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What goes into building a deck? Let's find out

Anatomy of a deck

Footings

Concrete columns below grade(the ground) that support the posts and, thus, the deck. On sites where the soil freezes and thaws, concrete is poured in an above-grade form and a cylindrical hole. Footing depth requirements vary from area to area.

Posts

Timbers (usually 4in or 6in) set vertically to support the deck framing. Posts are used on all but the shortest decks. The posts can be cut off below the deck surface, or they may rise above the surface to provide support for railing. Posts may rest on top of concrete footings or they can be set plumb in the hole before the concrete is poured.

Post Anchors

Metal framing connectors that attach posts to piers or footings. They raise the base of the posts slightly above the top of the footing, protecting them from water damage.

Girders/ Beams

Boards directly connected to the posts to create a surface for joists as a foundation for the framing.

Ledger

A board (usually 2in stock) attached to the house to support one side of the deck.

Joists

Horizontal framing boards (usually 2in stock) fastened on top of the beam or flush with the ledger to support the decking. Header joists are fastened to the ends of the deck's interior joists. Rim joists or end joists are the outermost joists perpendicular to the ledger.

Joist Hangers

Metal fasteners that allow you to fasten the joists in place without noticing the ends of the board. A joist hanger secures a joist to a ledger or rim joist.

Bridging

Short pieces of lumber between joists that strengthen the framing. They are designed to prevent the joists from twisting.

Treads/ Steps

The horizontal, stepping surfaces of a stairway.

Risers

Boards covering the vertical spaces between stairway treads. Although shown in the drawing, risers are often omitted on decks and other exterior steps.

Stringers

Long, diagonal framing boards (usually 2in x 12in) that support stair treads. The stair steps are attached to and supported by the stringers.

Decking

2 inch or 1 1/4 inch boards attached to the joists to form the deck floor.

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We are proud to offer our customers in Washington, North Idaho, and Bay area the full package. This includes expert craftsmanship, friendly customer service, and quality building materials.

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We specialize in all aspects of deck services such as repair, installation, and maintenance for homeowners across Washington, North Idaho, and the Bay areas. We strive to ensure that your dream project is properly taken care of from start to finish. All projects are guided by qualified professionals who take pride in customer satisfaction.

No matter the size of your project, we will provide you with the best quality craftsmanship available to create a deck that suits your personal tastes and needs.

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Deck construction and installation

Our team of decking specialists is some of the best in Washington state, having planned and constructed hundreds of decks. We build decks that are tailored to the specific needs and wants of each individual customer, ensuring that you get exactly what you desire.

Our customers choose us for many reasons. First and foremost, we make sure to use only the highest-quality decking materials and construction techniques. Our goal is to build decks that last and that add value to a home.

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Deck railing systems

Transform your deck into a stylish and secure outdoor oasis with the perfect railing system. At 3 Brothers Decking, we provide a wide range of tailor-made railing choices for decks, all designed to complement the aesthetic of your home and deck.

We offer a range of railing options, all designed to match the rest of your home and deck. You can opt for cable railing, glass railing, aluminum railing, or natural wood railing.

Each type of railing offers something different, whether you want an unobstructed view with frameless glass railings or a natural look with wooden options. For those seeking a low-maintenance option with great longevity, aluminum may be the option for you.

We understand that each of our customers has different needs, and as such will add an outdoor railing system that will complement the rest of your property.

Deck cover installation

Extending your roof or building an awning over your deck creates a safe covered space in all seasons, especially winter and summer.

We build deck covers, pergolas, awnings, automatic-pergolas, gazebos, and more to keep your deck out of the damp rain and heavy sun.

Home siding installation

If you are looking to improve the exterior of your home, consider using home siding. We have been repairing and constructing siding for many years, becoming the preferred supplier for hundreds of homeowners in the Washington and North Idaho area.

Our expertise spans a wide range of materials, from classic wood to sleek aluminum. Our mission is to provide you with not only the best functional solution but also one that adds to the overall beauty of your home. We'll work with you every step of the way to ensure the materials, colors, finishes, and textures are just right for your unique vision.

Deck lighting installation

Lighting can help bring your deck to life and enhance the mood of your outdoor space. With the right deck lighting, you'll have an impressive space in which to enjoy and entertain day and night.

At 3 Brothers Decking, we offer a variety of deck lighting options. From traditional lighting to modern LED lights, we have the perfect fit for you. Our team is experienced in customizing the right lighting solution that meets your budget and style.

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