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Deck Builder Services

With over 30 years of experience, Creative Deck Designs has built thousands of decks in Baltimore, Harford, Cecil, Howard, Carroll, and Anne Arundel Counties.

We can resurface, replace or build a new deck on your home. Our resurface service involves removing the old decking and railing and replacing it with new wood, composite or vinyl material. We can also demolish your old deck or porch and replace everything, including the structure. For home owners looking to add a deck to their home, we can adapt to an existing home and make it suitable to support a new deck.

  • New deck builds
  • Removal and replacement of decking and railing
  • Pool decks
  • Front porches

 

Things To Consider

Going Maintenance Free

When making the decision to go maintenance free or wood, you're going to want to consider several variables., such as sustainability, and budget. When it comes to decks, they have a large surface area that is beaten by harsh weather and relentless sun. Wooden decks require the homeowner to stain and paint at least every 5 years and this will work for about 25 years until the decking and railing needs to replaced, versus our maintenance free decking that is guaranteed on a average of 40 years to last without that maintenance. To benefit financially from maintenance free it doesn't take very long as the difference now-a-days between composite and wood is very small. The money spent in maintenance will easily cover the difference in a matter of years.

 

Deck Size, Style, & Shape

When choosing the size of your deck, budget should not be your only determination. Think about "what is this deck for?". If this is going to be used only for escape for a couple to eat dinner and enjoy the outdoors, something medium to small will do just fine. However if the extended family and neighbors are over on the regular, you might need a considerable size. Layout some furniture on scaled graph paper to gauge your needs.

When it comes to style, modern or traditional materials are also something to think about to match your home and we have a great assortment of both to pick from.

We get a lot of homeowners that want to make their deck odd shapes to be unique. This is not a bad idea, however, consider that a rectangle will always give you the most space for the money.

 

 

 

Benefits of Choosing Creative

Largest Product Selections in Maryland

We have the most impressive showroom  of all deck companies in Maryland. We carry no less than 100 colors of decking, 50 varieties of railing, 60 types of post lights and much more. We have both an indoor and outdoor showcase of all our products, including on duty showroom assistants to help you with any questions and design. We also offer free samples of product to take home.

Comfortable Sales Process

The customer experience is our first priority. This is a big deal and we want to make it as stress free and comfortable as possible. Our sales people are trained on a no pressure sales method. When we give an estimate, there is no haggling. We itemize everything and write up the best price we can, hand it to the customer and leave.

To simplify our vast assortment of products, we segment the selections into price tiers to fit each customer's budget so they can pick from an assortment that won't affect the price. We clearly label all of our selections so when you visit, there is no "how much is this?" or "is this included?" You can feel comfortable picking out your decking products. 

Professional Grade Deck Materials 

All of our products are Pro-Grade meaning that they are intended to be installed by qualified contractors for hire and must meet a higher quality standard than found in a typical department store. Whether you are using Wood, Composite, PVC, or Vinyl Material, it will be from a reputable manufacturer such as Azek, Timbertech, and Fiberon.

We Overbuild Our Structures

Not your average local deck contractor. In our opinion, Maryland building code is not good enough. Whenever possible we build our decks with 12" on center joists (16" code) and 2x10 joists (typically 2x8" is code). This gives our decks a concrete feel when walking on them by taking away bounce. Not to mention, this accounts for future abuse by keeping the deck safe when it's pushed beyond its design limits.

  • Above Ground Pool Decks
  • New Home Decks
  • Rebuild Decks
  • Resurface Existing Decks
  • Front Porches

Deck Customer Testimonials

The crew from Creative was great from start to finish. They took our vision of what we wanted and made it happen. We could not have been more happy with the job they did. The guys were always friendly, cleaned up after themselves and were willing to answer our questions. We look forward to using them again in the future.
Tony Equi
Nottingham, Baltimore County
CDD replaced the front porch railing on our home and did a wonderful job. Very pleased with the final results!
Michael Moore
Phoenix, Baltimore County
They were very professional and responsive. Took care of the permit process for me. They came out to discuss solutions and ended up going with a stair design that I haven’t seen yet in the neighbourhood. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone
Sarah Gun
Edgemere, Baltimore County
We had 2 decks built and were extremely pleased with the service provided by Creative Deck. We shopped around and they were the best value. Gary Beard was friendly, responsive, patient and clear. They had a range of products so we could stay in our budget or go higher end. The workers who built the deks were hardworking, courteous, and knowledgeable. They showed up, did a super job, and cleaned up afterward. We love the way the decks turned out and I have already recommended them to my sister. Just FYI: the Fiberon decking material we chose did take 10 weeks to arrive, so we had to wait for our project, but that would be true for any builder in 2021.
Katherine Meredith
Cockeysville, Baltimore County
The crew of Creative Deck Designs did a great job on installing my deck. Calvin was on time each day show me the progress from start to finish. My next project will be a fence which I will call Creative Deck Designs.
Purnell Gray
Essex, Baltimore County
From the sales person (Gary) who came to my house to the guy who delivered to the materials (Joe) to the two guys who did the work (Calvin & Jimmy), the quality of service and the experience were excellent. Everyone was professional and conscientious. Calvin and Jimmy really knew their stuff, they were precise and thorough and really were concerned that I liked the end product. I love my new deck, and I would recommend Creative Deck Designs & Fence to anyone.
Donna Williams
Joppa, Harford County
Creative Deck Design provides excellent customer service. The representative, G. Beard, is reliable, responds to calls when needed in a timely fashion. Gary has a foresight in drawing up the prints and very helpful of designing the deck. He was also helpful in what is the most cost effective choice. The crew, lead by G. Hollingshead, finished the deck within 3 weeks and they went beyond their duties when we asked if they would remove an old heavy hockey table when they removed the old deck. I am very pleased and I recommend this company if you want perfection.
Chandra Wiggins
Overlea, Baltimore County
Although there were a few minor adjustments that had to be made Creative Deck Designs & Fence did an excellent job extending our deck, the crew were on time, very professional and responsive. We are very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely use them for future work as well as recommend them to family and friends.
Karen Ackwood
Edgemere, Baltimore County
Creative Deck Designs and Fence just installed our new deck. When they originally came out, they layed out some great ideas. They even suggested a cement company to lay a patio under the deck. That took one day to complete. Once the deck was built, it looked great. They even had to break through a wall with a window, to install a sliding door. The door install team did a super job also. I thought I would have to paint after they were finished. To my surprise they did such a great job, no painting was needed. Wow. If your looking for a great company to install a deck or fence, Creative deck is the company to call. Great workmanship with a fare price. One final note when you call them during business hours, you get a real live person on the other end of the line. No need to leave a message or text them. Yea
Thomas Tillman
Forest Hill, Harford County
We found the estimate and sales process to be straightforward and easy. We were told to expect a deck between 4 to 12 weeks of deposit. Sure enough by the 4th week we had a deck, ahead of expectations.

The crew they sent was friendly, consistent and thorough.

I am looking forward to enjoying a full summer with beautiful my deck!
Sarah Bedsaul
Middle River, Baltimore County

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