Each month, we like to feature a large fence or deck project that completely transforms the look of a home and its landscape. For December’s project, we’re pleased to present a combination project! The installation of this Alumi-Guard aluminum fence and free-standing composite deck was completed in Eastport, Maryland, just steps away from the water and Annapolis proper.
John Gallagher and our Fence & Deck design and production team helped to beautify the front and backyards of the nautical home.
Alumi-Guard Aluminum Fencing
Our hardworking installation crews installed approximately 110′ of 3′ high Victoria-style 3-rail Alumi-Guard aluminum railing with triad finials. All posts were 2″ set into the ground and set in bottoms. For mowing purposes, the bottoms are standard exposed pickets set 2-3 inches above grade.
Free-Standing TimberTech Composite Deck
Free-standing decks are self-supporting and do not use the adjacent house for support. Despite its distance, free-standing decks offer a more unique designated space for entertainment and relaxation. For this Eastport home, we installed 390 sq. ft. of TimberTech Reserve decking in Storm Gray.
6″ by 6″ upright supports were set on top of 10″ precast concrete footers and 2″ x 10″ deck beams were set on top of pre-notched footer supports. Joists are 2”x 8” or 2”x 10” spaced 16” on center, and attached to a ledger board with joist hangers.
For a more finished look, the new space has a Story Gray frame board with a seam board placed in the middle. White vinyl fascia wraps the entirety of the deck to polish it off.
To match the new fencing in the front and side yard, we used UltraLox black aluminum railings with 3″ posts and Victorian-tyle cap rails between posts. The matching deck railing brings together a cohesive outdoor design nicely. A set of steps near the garage-side door wrap the corner of the deck and lastly, we installed a custom 12′ x 18″ bench to match the Storm Gray decking. It offers a great little seating area or room for plants or seasonal decor!