Last updated 7 days ago
Once you have your new deck installed, it’s time to find the appropriate accessories. With the right furniture and accessories, you can turn your deck into a backyard getaway.
In this video, you will learn about finding the right décor for your new deck. Before decorating your deck, you should first determine what exactly you want to use your deck for. For example, if you are planning on hosting plenty of cookouts with your friends and neighbors, then you will need to outfit your deck with the proper cooking equipment. For a more relaxing feel, your deck requires the proper furniture and lighting.
To learn more about finding the right décor for your new deck, watch the video provided above. To learn more about our services, call Bob Jaacks Rustic Wood Fencing & Decks at (224) 217-9242.
Last updated 13 days ago
Whether you are hiring a professional for a new fence or a deck remodeling project, it is important to ensure that the contractor in question has the necessary credentials. Choosing the right deck remodeling professional can help ensure a more efficient, durable, and timely job. Here are some questions to ask your deck remodeling professional.
How Long Have You Been In Business?
Longevity is a reliable sign of quality. Generally, remodeling professionals who have been serving their communities for years have proven themselves to be professionals. One the other hand, opting for a new contractor who has not been in business for very long could be a risky decision.
Do You Provide References?
Like any other type of contractor, the quality of a fence or deck professional lies in their results. Before you hire a professional for your deck remodeling project, make sure to ask whether they provide references from previous projects. Talking to a professional’s former clients can give you great insight into their strengths and weaknesses.
Who Are Your Suppliers?
Regardless of how skilled a deck professional might be, a job is only as good as its materials. If a contractor uses high-quality materials and installs them properly, your new deck will last for years to come. Always ask a professional about their suppliers before undertaking a remodeling project.
The questions listed above are just a sample of the questions you should ask a deck or fence remodeling professional before making a final decision. If you want to learn more about what to look for in a contractor, call Bob Jaacks Rustic Wood Fencing & Decks at (224) 217-9242. In business for over 45 years, the Jaacks family is proud to serve the Chicago area. Our experienced remodeling professionals can help you make your next home remodeling project a success.
Last updated 20 days ago
Garden gazebos are now experiencing a surge in popularity around the nation. This is not surprising, considering the many uses and benefits of these decorative structures. Traditionally, homeowners and their guests retreated to gazebos to enjoy the tranquility and scenery of gardens.
Today, garden gazebos can be built in a variety of shapes and size to serve a number of purposes. Smaller hot-tub gazebos, as their name suggests, are perfect for shielding outdoor hot tubs from the elements and providing extra privacy. A large rectangular gazebo can be the perfect spot for entertaining friends on warm nights, when the weather outside is too nice out to stay in the house. A small, round, white gazebo—more commonly known as a wedding gazebo—is equally suited for hosting weddings, photo shoots, or just relaxing at the end of a long day.
If you think your property could benefit from the addition of a new gazebo, call Bob Jaacks Rustic Wood Fencing & Decks of Wilmette and Northbrook at (224) 217-9242. You can also visit us online for more information about our services.
Last updated 29 days ago
When they decide to install a deck on their properties, many homeowners wonder if they need to obtain a permit before they can begin building. The short answer to this is yes, and building without a permit can have some very expensive consequences. Read on to learn more about deck-building permits:
Why Are Permits Necessary for Deck-Building?
As far as most municipalities are concerned, the type of structure you are building doesn’t matter—permits are essential. The municipality has a responsibility to keep people on your property safe, and that includes regulating the design of the structures that you want to build. A permit helps to ensure that your deck will be built according to code. When you go to apply for your deck permit, you will need to describe your property and the scale of your deck and provide your contractor’s contact information. The municipality’s planning officials will analyze your proposal for safety and compliance before allowing you to proceed.
How Can I Obtain a Permit in Illinois?
There are many resources online to help you with the permit application process in Illinois. Generally, building permits are required for any type of construction work on both commercial and residential properties. You will need to fill out a building permit application and submit it to your local Building Department, along with a permit fee and schematics of your deck. You may also need to obtain other permits or approvals for certain aspects of your project. Once your town’s planner gives your permit the green light, construction can begin on your beautiful new deck.
With 45 years of experience, we make gorgeous decks here at Bob Jaacks Rustic Wood Fencing & Decks of Wilmette, each one custom built to your exact specifications. Call us at (224) 217-9242 to get started on your deck or fencing project today.
Last updated 1 month ago
Few home additions contribute more elegance and charm to a property than a new deck. Not only does a deck provide you with the perfect place to entertain, it can also add significant value to your property.
This video explores the design of a deck attached to a home. You can see how the deck expands the usable area of the home and how it creates a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Click play to learn more.
Bob Jaacks Rustic Wood Fencing & Decks has been building gorgeous decks in the Chicagoland area for over 45 years. Give us a call at (224) 217-9242 to learn more about the products we build.