There are several stages in homeownership where a family may decide they need to repair or replace their outdoor living area.
New owners might discover cracks or structural issues during their home inspection. A growing family may require additional spaces to live and play. Long-term residents might decide they want to downsize and evaluate the curb appeal of their home before putting it on the market.
An existing deck, patio or pergola may also offer signs that they need to be replaced. These concerns need to be addressed before they get any worse.
Here are the top signs you need to consult with a professional landscaping firm:
Visible Cracks & Wear
Concrete patios will eventually begin to crack over time. Wooden decks will also start to warp and rot after ten years. If you begin to see large spots of crumbling patio or deck boards, it may be time to renovate your outdoor space. Sometimes small spot repairs will help keep a space from deteriorating any further.
Bad Water Runoff
Experienced landscaping pros know how to address water runoff, ensuring you don’t have standing pools of water near your home. If you start to notice puddles of water on the floor of your patio or deck, you may need to contact a professional. Water damage can cause mold and rot in your foundation.
Most patio metal is specially tempered to last for years outdoors. If your railings or other metal areas are beginning to rust, it may be time for a new deck. Rusty parts are a safety concern and should be addressed as soon as possible.
Is your backyard space stuck in a different era? Even outdoor landscaping designs evolve over time. You might just need to update your current yard with new lighting, a sound system or accents. Even small changes can make a big impact.
The Benefits of Outdoor Living Rooms
Your backyard is the ideal spot to extend your home’s living areas. Custom decks, outdoor kitchens, patios and pergolas are just some of the ways you can create additional areas for entertaining friends and family.
Outdoor structures define spaces and provide open areas for relaxing or spending time outside. These structures add both character and charm to your backyard experience.
Let an expert outdoor living designer show you how to create stylish spaces that will make your home the envy of the neighborhood. Here’s how:
The location of your structure can provide both function and privacy. A covered deck or patio provides shelter from rain and protection from the sun. New
StruXure pergolas have tilting louvers that automatically close with weather conditions. A pool house allows swimmers to relax and find shade. Outdoor kitchens extend parties and provide food for guests well into the night. The list of options to customize your project is endless.
Experienced outdoor living designers understand how to evaluate your property to create the ideal outdoor structures. They work with the existing layout and elevation of your yard to bring out the best. There are a host of options available when designing an outdoor structure. Cellular PVC or Azek looks like wood but won’t rot, split or warp. Natural stone will last for decades. Pea gravel, brick and pavers are other popular options.
Before any work begins, you should choose a professional design firm with a superior reputation. DiSabatino’s design team members will guide you through the process, working with you to build a project that fits your taste and lifestyle. They offer a comprehensive 3D rendering of the project that allows you to visualize the design and modify any aspects as needed.
Even if a design firm is using the highest-grade products, the success of your project depends on the techniques used for installation. Experienced professionals follow proven installation methods and anticipate any potential problems beforehand. Their expertise helps to manage your project from start to finish, ensuring you will be enjoying your outdoor living space for years to come.
DiSabatino Outdoor Living’s team of landscape and design professionals guide clients through every stage of a project, ensuring client confidence and satisfaction.
DiSabatino Landscaping is now offering a line of StruXure pergolas and cabanas for the ultimate in outdoor living. These aluminum pergolas are motorized with the ability to open, close, or pivot based on your needs.
“They’re essentially the Mercedes Benz of pergolas,” says Brandon Jewell, DiSabatino Landscaping’s StruXure Sales and Installation Consultant. “Each one is fully automated with louvers that move based on the amount of sunlight or the weather conditions.”
The pergolas and cabanas can be customized to any shape or style. And because they’re made of aluminum, they’re virtually maintenance free.
StruXure offers both sliding and pivoting louvers in the same model, allowing homeowners to fully open to the sky or take cover from direct sunlight. The pergolas also come with electric, fans, lighting, and heating elements.
“They’ve thought of everything,” says Brandon. “They can be built free standing, are customizable to any size, and even have rain gutters to keep the area dry.”
StuXure’s app Somfy allows homeowners to control their pergola or pool cabana from any wireless device. The remote access includes sensors that automatically close the louvers upon detection of rain or high wind conditions.
DiSabatino Landscaping recently built a StuXure pergola in their outdoor display pavilion. Stop by and visit the pavilion to see the latest in outdoor design and creativity.