We have built many decks of the years and there always seems to be one constant theme amongst clients; everyone wants a maintenance-free deck that will last for a long, long time. Over the past five or six years, we have seen a significant switch from people wanting us to build wood decks to composite decks. We almost always use Azek Deck (formerly Procell) composite decking, Timbertech railing products and we also cover all of our exposed framing, with Koma, a PVC trim product. 

As a consumer, you should be aware of the options available to you, but more importantly, take note of how a deck was built. There are differences between how decks are built and as always it’s all about the details, ask yourself the following when considering who you would like to build your deck: Is the outside border picture framed?  Is trim applied to all exposed framing?  Are stainless steel nails and screws used exclusively? Are the stair stringers and risers trimmed like an interior staircase? Are the railing joints tight? Is the deck blind-fastened? etc…

If you would like to see one of our projects in person, please don’t hesitate to ask…you’ll see the difference for yourself.

Here are some links:

Azeck Decking:
TimberTech Railing:
Koma Trim Boards:  

These are some pictures of the decks we’ve created over the years:


Dear Paul, Doug and I would like to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our addition this Spring. Over the four months of the project, you and your team demonstrated diligence, dedication and a real love for your work.Throughout each stage of the project, we felt very well informed of how things wer tracking both in terms of time and budget. We would not hesitate to refer Cape Dreams Building & Design to friends and neighbors looking for a contractor.Finally, I’d like to say how much our family enjoyed having you all around the house. The kids point to trucks they see around town and ask, “Is that Mr. Paul?” We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Erica O’Reilly, South Orleans, MA