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Platinum Decking Waukesha-Oconomowoc

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Trex Pro Platinum deck builder

Trex and composite deck building specialists in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, and Delafield

 

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Platinum Customer Service

Platinum Decking was founded on the idea of delivering a platinum experience to each customer. Platinum customer service, platinum deck construction, and platinum value. Please read some of our customer reviews and view some of our beautiful work at our gallery!

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Trex Pro Platinum Deck Builder - Milwaukee

Platinum Decking is a Trex Pro Platinum deck builder in Milwaukee and centered around  Oconomowoc, Delafield, and the Waukesha areas.

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Composite Decks Save Money Long Term

Not only do composite decks look beautiful for 25+ years, but they also save you money in the long run. No more expensive deck staining or deck painting! 

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Check out more of our 5-Star projects below

In the past year, we have built just over 200 Trex and composite decks. Please check out our work to get some ideas of your own!

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About Platinum Decking Wisconsin

Platinum Decking is your personal consultant, designer, and builder, dedicated to building you a deck that transforms your outdoor living space. Our team’s dedication to our customers single-handedly separates us from any contractor. With decades of industry knowledge, combined with our team’s relationship-first mindset, our goal is for every client to have a “Platinum” experience from start to finish. What we do stems from an honest passion for the outdoors and bringing that lifestyle to your very own home. 

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Lake Country and  Waukesha Deck Builder

Platinum Decking Milwaukee is centered around Lake County and Waukesha. This includes Oconomowoc, Delafield, Oconomowoc Lake, Okauchee Lake, Pewaukee Lake, North Lake, and as far South as Lake Geneva

What sets us apart from any other deck contractor in Oconomowoc or Waukesha?

Hiring a contractor can be a daunting task for any homeowner, especially if it isn’t your first time.  It’s no secret that the industry as a whole has a less than perfect reputation. Platinum Decking knows this, through both personal and professional experience, our goal is to be on our client’s team. Taking on a new project can be.. well, a project. Start to finish, we believe it should be a fun and exciting experience for you. As for the rest, leave it to us. 

    Starting with your initial estimate, detail, and designing an outdoor space you’ll love to go hand in hand. We believe it is most important that you are a part of the process, and that the end result is one we created together. A Trex deck is something that is meant to last forever – so it’s got to be exactly what you want!  

Before creating a design, one of our design team specialists will come out in person to meet you, discuss your vision for space, and work off of that starting point. Every yard and every home is different and unique; seeing full scale in person will dictate the connection point between what we want, and what we’re able to do. Based on your unique locations building codes, it’s our job to know the building guidelines and use those details to design a deck that fits your vision, but can also be made possible. 

After measuring out and drawing up a rough design you’re happy with, then comes the fun part. Bringing out samples of all lines and options of composite materials to choose from is something we find critical for your confidence in the project. Our process is meant to give you a full understanding of the material differences, benefits, and provide a sense of confidence in your decision.

Once we’ve got the design, decking colors, and railing figured out, we’ll take all of that back to the drawing board and create an official estimate for you. To go along with a write scope of work, we’ll include a sketch or 3D rendering model of your new deck. After finalizing things and getting a spot lined up in our schedule, this will give you a good look at the outdoor living space you can look forward to! Our attention to detail, going above and beyond, and enthusiasm behind each of our projects is what earned us the title of becoming your #1 local deck builder. 

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The Platinum Experience

Every step of the way, our dedication centers from providing our homeowners with a truly Platinum experience. From A-Z, your guarantee is that you’re taken care of; before the project begins, and most importantly after the project is completed.

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What makes working with Platinum Decking different?

From the first impression to the final walkthrough, we’re dedicated to giving our customers what we call the Platinum experience. Our team is made up of a unique dynamic of industry experience, customer service orientation, and honest dedication to a job well done. It all starts with the in-house crews that work with us year-round, constantly developing their skills to be the best at what they do. Each of our guys has years of experience brought to the table, combined with having proven dedication to getting better every day in their trade. Secondly, our executive team brings a level of cohesion, customer service, expertise, and everyday enthusiasm that is unparalleled. Every step of the way, helping make our customers feel taken care of and educated in their project development. We believe your new deck can be a beautiful extension of your home and bring the joys of outdoor living to your back door.  

Please visit our deck Gallery to view our high-quality deck building standards.

Platinum Quality Deck Building Materials 

Building a deck space with composite and PVC materials in the Midwest just makes sense; for your wallet and your sanity. Let’s face it, we don’t have the most consistent climate! We’ve all heard the joke.. Sweatshirt for the morning, shorts for the afternoon, and winter jacket for the evening. If we’re being honest, building an outdoor deck with wood in the midwest is the actual joke. No matter the level of upkeep, the quality of stain, sealant, or paint, it just doesn’t last. We believe that the smartest financial investment when building a new deck is to use only maintenance-free materials. 

The main reason for this is the extreme fluctuation in weather so frequently. When the air cools and heats up, the fibers in your wood boards expand and contract with that change. Each time this happens, the wood fibers weaken, pushing out any material they’ve previously soaked in. When the stain, sealant, or paint is pushed out, that void left over is filled in with moisture; woods’ worst enemy. Over a short period of time, that consistent expansion and contraction of the wood cause rot and the breakdown of the board, making each coat you apply less and less effective to preserve the wood. Depending on a number of maintenance factors, you’re looking at an average of 2-3 years of things looking good before the inevitable board replacement begins. 

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Committed to building with only the best and most reputable materials, to us, it comes down to Trex composite and Azek PVC. Not only do they make deck maintenance a thing of the past, but you’re protected from fading, staining, and discoloration for 25-50 years! 

Trex composite provides 4 lines of composite ranging in price to fit any budget and over 20 color options to choose from. Colors range from your more modern grays to traditional browns that mimic the look of actual stained wood. Read more about each of the Trex decking lines here

TimberTech Azek PVC decking varies slightly from composite, in that it is made up of 100% plastic, with no wood fiber. Giving you a truly forever option, Azek has 2 lines and 9 color options to choose from, both giving contrast to Trex’s look. With a little less of the wood grain stamp texture on each board, Azek has a more modern feel that is unique to the board. To dig deeper into the benefits of Azek decking for your project, look here.

We believe both Trex and Azek are the Platinum-level decking materials and the best options to consider for your new deck space. 

If you are interested in learning more about our deck building process, please visit our “How to build a deck” page by clicking HERE

AZEK Decking- Oconomowoc

AZEK decking is not a composite material like Trex. Rather, AZEK is made of 100% plastic PVC. This gives a very different look than a Trex composite board but does have some unique benefits and color options. 

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Platinum Decking is a Trex Pro Platinum Builder. As one of the largest Trex deck builders in the country, we have built over 200 Trex decks in the past 2 years. Trex is our specialty at Platinum Decking. 

TimberTech Decking- Delafield

Like Trex, TimberTech decking is a composite board. TimberTech composite decking’s claim to fame is their “4 sided” cap vs a Trex board that is capped on 3 sides. TimberTech also has a variety of different colors. 

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Building a deck space with composite and PVC materials in the Midwest just makes sense-for both your wallet and your sanity. Let’s face it, we don’t have the most consistent climate! We’ve all heard the joke.. Sweatshirt for the morning, shorts for the afternoon, and winter jacket for the evening. If we’re being honest, building an outdoor deck with wood in the Midwest is the actual joke. No matter the level of upkeep, the quality of stain, sealant, or paint, it just doesn’t last. We believe that the smartest financial investment when building a new deck is to use only maintenance free materials. 

 

The main reason for this is the extreme and frequent fluctuation in the weather. When the air cools and heats up, the fibers in your wood boards expand and contract with that change. Each time this happens, the wood fibers weaken, pushing out any material they’ve previously soaked in. When the stain, sealant, or paint is pushed out, that void left over is filled in with moisture; wood’s worst enemy. Over a short period of time, that consistent expansion and contraction of the wood causes rot and the breakdown of the board, making each coat you apply less and less effective to preserving the wood. Depending on a number of maintenance factors, you’re looking at an average of 2-3 years of things looking good before the inevitable board replacement begins. 

Committed to building with only the best and most reputable materials, to us, it comes down to Trex composite and Azek PVC. Not only do they make deck maintenance a thing of the past, but you’re protected from fading, staining and discoloration for 25-50 years! 

Trex composite provides 4 lines of composite ranging in price to fit any budget, and over 20 color options to choose from. Colors ange from your more modern grays, to traditional browns that mimic the look of actual stained wood. Read more about each of the Trex decking lines here

TimberTech Azek PVC decking varies slightly from composite, in that it is made up of 100% plastic, with no wood fiber. Giving you a truly forever option, Azek has 2 lines and 9 color options to choose from, both giving contrast to Trex’s look. With a little less of the wood grain stamp texture on each board, Azek has a more modern feel that is unique to the board. To dig deeper into the benefits of Azek decking for your project, look here.

We believe both Trex and Azek are the Platinum-level decking materials and the best options to consider for your new deck space.

AZEK Decking

 

A lot of people wonder what maintenance-free material they should be using. There are so many companies and materials out there and as your local deck builder, we want to introduce you to one of the most premium boards out there that will eliminate all of your deck maintenance. AZEK is unlike any other material and is made from PVC instead of recycled composite material. What this means for you as a homeowner is that it is 30% cooler and does not absorb as much heat as composite decking. This decking also is much faster at cooling down as compared to composite decking because it dissipates the heat faster. For instance, summers in Wisconsin can get pretty hot and this is especially important if you own a lake house or have any property near water like a pool because people will want to walk on the deck barefoot and with TimberTech AZEK PVC decking you can do just that. 

Additionally, there are many more benefits to choosing AZEK for your backyard deck beside it just being cooler. Another great benefit to AZEK PVC decking is the fact that this decking is sun and water-resistant, meaning it cannot mold or warp. This is why AZEK can offer a 50-year materials warranty on this decking because really nothing can go wrong. Not to mention, the cuts are much cleaner as compared to composite or wood decking boards because it is made up of all PVC. 

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Another key point we would like to mention is that because this decking is PVC it is much lighter weight, which may not be the biggest selling factor for you as a homeowner, but for us deck builders, this makes the job go by faster and smoother as compared to using other types of decking boards. Lastly, TimberTech AZEK offers three different lines of looks and colors which vary in price point. The nice thing about this is that the same quality of the board is consistent with all of these lines, Basically, you choose the style and color you like as well as price point and AZEK is guaranteed to make your outdoor living space spectacular. 

Deck Pergolas

Trex pergola, Aluminum (American Building Supply), Cedar/Wood pergola:

 Many people love the look of pergolas but have no knowledge of what type of material is the best and most affordable for their deck. As your local deck builder, we are here to help you figure out what pergola makes the most sense for you and your outdoor living space. When it comes to pergolas there are three main options; these include cedar/wood pergolas, Trex pergolas, and aluminum pergolas. Most people believe wood is always the cheapest option, but that is a myth. To put the prices of each of these options in perspective, for a 10’ x 10’ freestanding Trex pergola the cost would be about $13,000. For the same size Cedar pergola, the cost would be about $10,000; and for the same size aluminum pergola, the cost is about $7,975. As you can see from a cost standpoint the aluminum pergolas are significantly cheaper than the other two options. At Platinum Decking, we highly recommend the aluminum pergolas, but not just because of the price.

What makes these aluminum pergolas stand out versus a cedar pergola is quality. These pergolas are completely maintenance free unlike wood pergolas and they can withstand weather a lot better than wood or Trex pergolas. These aluminum pergolas come in a few different colors and can withstand winds up to 100 mph. This aspect of these pergolas being highly weather resistant is extremely important for the Midwest considering the crazy winds and storms we have in almost every season. Although we recommend the aluminum pergolas in most scenarios, we also believe the Trex pergolas look incredible and give you the ability to match your deck colors perfectly! So, this is another great option, but the cost is significantly higher with few performance benefits.

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American Building Supply Alumium Pergola

The three things we ask our clients to keep in mind when choosing a pergola that best fits their needs are quality, maintenance level, and durability. Not only do the aluminum pergolas cover all of these bases, but they are also extremely customizable. Some examples of this are the ability to adjust the spacing between beams, providing more or less shade on the deck, and having the option of either a floating versus freestanding pergola. The difference between the two is that the free-standing aluminum pergola have all four posts bolted to the deck and the floating aluminum pergola style has one end attached to the house and the other end has two posts. In many cases, a floating pergola can save $1,500 or more depending on the size as it eliminates two posts, lowering the material and labor cost of installation.

Home Improvement stores near:
Oconomowoc, Delafield, and Waukesha 

Home Depot near Oconomowoc

Home Depot is always a great place to look for new backyard and deck ideas. As a Home Depot Pro, we work closely with them.

Home Depot Delafield  
  • 3400 Hillside Dr, Delafield, WI 53018
  • Store: (262) 646-9160
Home Depot Waukesha
  • 2320 W Bluemound Rd, Waukesha, WI 53186
  • Store: (262) 717-0344
Home Depot Wauwatosa 
  • 4100 N 124th St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
  • Store: (414) 353-5471
Home Depot Menomonee Falls
  • N94 W, 18375 Thunder Ridge Dr, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
  • Store: (262) 502-9840
West Allis Home Depot 
  • 11071 W National Ave, West Allis, WI 53227
  • Store: (414) 329-1366

 

Lowe’s near Oconomowoc 

An alternative to Home Depot for outdoor projects is Lowe’s. Below is the info for your nearest Lowe’s. 

Lowe’s
  • 12000 W Burleigh St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
  • Store Phone: (414) 257-4159

 

Menards near Oconomowoc

Menards is one of the leaders in the state of Wisconsin for treated lumber and building supplies. Along with Home Depot, we use them for many different building supplies. 

Menards Pewaukee
  • 1357 Capitol Dr, Pewaukee, WI 53072
  • Ph: 262-695-0664
Menards Waukesha
  • 2315 W Bluemound Rd, Waukesha, WI 53186
  • Ph: 262-717-9287
Menards Germantown 
  • W186N9754 Appleton Ave, Germantown, WI 53022
  • Ph: 262-502-1641
Menards West Allis 
  • 2535 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53227
  • Ph: 414-545-1903
Menards Franklin 
  • 10925 W Speedway Dr, Franklin, WI 53132
  • Ph: 414-425-7309
Menards Milwaukee
  • 8110 W Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53223
  • Ph: 414-355-5666

Ace Hardware’s near Oconomowoc

For smaller home improvement projects, Ace can be a great resource of Home Depot or Menards it too far away. 

Ace Hardware Oconomowoc
  • 1081 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
  • (262) 567-8288
 Ace Hardware Delafield
  • 2835 Heritage Dr, Delafield, WI 53018
  • (262) 646-4101
Ace HardwareWaukesha
  • 212 E Sunset Dr, Waukesha, WI 53189
  • (262) 542-5775
Ace Hardware Pewaukee
  • 1268 Capitol Dr, Pewaukee, WI 53072
  • (262) 695-8900
Ace Hardware Sussex
  • N64W24330 Main St, Sussex, WI 53089
  • (262) 246-3707