MoistureShield Sustainable Decking Project

With our latest deck project in Madison, WI under construction, we’d like to put some information on our blog regarding our favorite decking system.

Over the past 3 years, we have built three decks out of MoistureShield Decking. Two of the three decks have been a two-tone design, with the border and skirt board in a contrasting color. MoistureShield is available is a variety of colors, creating a unique outdoor living space. Our clients are ecstatic with the finished look, from the colors to the perfectly mitered corners. The concealed clips allow for a seamless finish, with no screw holes on the finished surface. This makes for a beautiful, yet durable finished product that’s also easy to clean. MoistureSheild decking is also stain, fade, scratch, mold and mildew resistant. It’s designed to last a lifetime.

In addition to high performance and aesthetics, MoistureShield is also in line with the pricing of Trex deck systems. Our carpenters prefer the install on MoistureShield over Trex due to MoistureShield looking and feeling like wood (not plastic like feel/aesthetic like Trex). Furthermore, it has a marine rating, which lends itself to a longer lifetime. Most MoistureShield products have a limited lifetime warranty.

MoistureShield is also a very environmentally conscious company, with a highly sustainable manufacturing process.

Their parent company, Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. is a leading plastics recycler and manufacturer of green composite building products. MoistureShield has a total of 95% total recycled content  (38% post consumer, 57% pre-consumer). MoistureShield doesn’t cut down new trees to make its decking.

All things accounted for, we feel confident we’ve been supplying and installing the best of the best for our clients. Because of this, they’ve been loving the results. 

Contact us today to get a free estimate!

Decking Project

MoistureShield Decking Project in Waunakee, WI

Decking Project

MoistureShield Decking Project in Madison, WI

To see more project photos, visit our Sun Rooms & Decks page.

Colonial Curb Appeal Project in Madison, WI

When it comes to remodeling, a lot of homeowners overlook the exterior of their home and only focus on the interior. However, the exterior curb appeal of your home can make a huge difference to the overall value! 

After a recent update, the curb appeal of this colonial home has greatly improved. Aside from removing the 22 ton maple tree, we also added an overhang entry to the front door. The exterior took on a different color scheme- grays, white, and a punch of red in the front door. This added a much needed update to the curb appeal of the home.

A tree fell on the house in late May, just as we were about to finish up the exterior work. As a result, we had to stop everything, repair the roof, repair the siding (which included removing a few branches), and repair the interior where the tree had compromised the window and plaster work. The home was meant to be featured on the 2013 NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes. After the tree fell, we had to postpone the tour until the next year. 

Thankfully, the fallen tree didn’t harm the back deck. We used MoistureShield decking – the most low maintenance deck material on the market. In addition, it’s a very sustainable material and comes in a variety of colors. It’s marine-rated for boat docks, so our clients won’t have to deal with water damage to the deck. You can read more about MoistureShield decking in our recent blog post MoistureShield Sustainable DeckingA rain garden sits just beyond the deck to help control water run-off. Next year it should be in full bloom.

Although the fallen tree caused a longer than anticipated project, our clients are ecstatic with the new exterior of their home. We were able to show off their whole-home addition during the 2014 NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes. Check out our blog post Tour Home 2014- Two Story Addition to see more photos.

Curb Appeal Before: Front of house

Before: Front of house

Curb Appeal During: Tree damage

During: Tree damage

Curb Appeal After: Front of house

After: Front of house

To see more project photos, visit our New Homes & Additions page.