Cantilevered Decks were a common type of construction on second and third story homes in Marin from the 1960’s through 1990’s. This type of deck had the original framing and structural support tying back into the home. The purpose of this was to eliminate framing that blocked views from doors and windows below the deck. This type of construction can have problems when the deck gets older and water infiltration causes the framing to rot. This rot can spread quickly and compromise the structure of the home if not treated properly.
Clough Construction has been repairing and replacing Cantilevered decks in Marin County for decades. With Scott’s structural expertise, re-designing the existing deck with a glue lam beam is a way to keep a clean design and detach the deck framing from the home. There is also the possibility of installing a post and beams into the existing deck. This method of repair is less costly but does change the look of the substructure below the deck. Each method is an excellent way to protect your home and still enjoy marvelous views from a great deck.
When replacing the deck, a design change utilizing drilled footings and support beams is common. It’s imperative to hire a deck contractor who understands the logistics of the building permit process. Clough has created a streamlined way to design and create architecturally engineered drawings that offer our customers substantial savings in the permitting process. Managing this process on behalf of the customer is one of our services.
Having a structurally solid deck is an asset to your home and life style and worth preserving. Hiring Clough will insure that you have a safe and sound structure.
Call Clough Construction today at (415) 444-5554 or contact us here.