His next call was to Steel Penn, also found on Home Advisor. This time, he was pleased with the price and impressed with the variety of work Steel Penn could do within a short timeframe.
“While we were talking about the deck, I said, ‘I don’t know what else you guys do, but I need a set of stairs and I need a dock,’” Shawn said. “Ultimately I ended up using them for both of those jobs as well.”
Going Above and Beyond
“I didn’t want to have to stain,” Shawn said.
He was surprised to discover that Steel Penn could even paint another deck – one he wasn’t replacing – to look good alongside the new Trex deck.
“I had another cantilevered deck that was outside the master bedroom that was a little bit old and weathered, and they painted it to match,” Shawn explained. He was pleased that Steel Penn could go above and beyond just installing a new deck, to make everything work together visually at the end of the project.
From Deck to Dock
“From what it had been, which was more of a floating postage stamp-sized thing, the dock is definitely just significantly better,” he said. It’s double the size of the old dock and is accessible by stairs that lead down from the deck.
Happy Dogs, Happy Friends
“Now I can just open the sliding glass door to the deck and they run out and go down the stairs,” he said.
All together, the remodeled deck and dock space is perfect for entertaining and has enough room for furniture and a grill. Shawn now has the right spot for hours of outdoor relaxation, fishing, and partying with friends.
Steel Penn Satisfaction
“Overall it was a very good experience and the pricing was good,” Shawn said. “I have no complaints.”