Can you put an outdoor fireplace or firepit right on a deck?

You can build a firepit or an outdoor fireplace right on top of a deck. It is recommended that you build a substantial footing to handle the load bearing weight of the fireplace and make sure you have the appropriate firebox to contain the wood and the ashes. In addition, you need to make sure your flu is designed to draw the smoke up through the chimney and not back out of the firebox. You can check out some design ideas at the following links:  or

Screen Porches in Charlotte add to quality of life

Adding a screen porch in Charlotte, NC makes so much sense! The quality of life that it provides alone makes it an invaluable ROI (return on investment). The weather here is ideal for outdoor living and the screen patio room keeps the bugs out and the sun from baking us. Archadeck of Charlotte is the largest screen porch builder and they design rooms that fit the architecture of the house. When you come home from work and need to reduce your stress, there is nothing like taking a vacation right in your backyard! Just by being on your porch and feeling the fresh air is invigorating!

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Outdoor living in Charlotte with a screen porch

It’s Not all about Price

The economy is still in tough shape. In our business, we are finding people are getting more quotes than ever. Much to our surprise, we are still doing business at the same rate as our best years ever! We have spent time researching why this is? I was talking to my salesman this morning and he shared a story about a couple who met him 2 months ago and just now said they had chosen Arhcadeck. He asked them how they made their decision, their answer was that Cat (our salesman) gave them the most confidence in his ability to understand what they wanted and come up with ideas that would enhance their own. They also stated his experience won out at the end.

     This is what I love about Cat. We do over 800 projects a year and Cat is one of the most knowledgeable and likeable of any of our salesman. He consistently get high marks from his customers!

Composite Deck and Pergola