the Deck that Conquered the Hill

CASE STUDY | Decking | Mr. Scott | Birmingham, AL

At Durante Home Exteriors, we believe that your outdoor area should be enjoyed to it’s fullest extent. But if you don’t really have an outdoor area (or the one you currently have looks old and outdated), then you might feel a little stuck and not sure what to do.

That’s why we wanted to share with you this customer case study showing you how we were able to transform this customer’s bare, unattractive backyard space that was on a steep hillside, into a custom-built, multi-platform wood deck that boasts an incredible panoramic view of the surrounding area.

If you have a drab outdoor area and you need some help with it- Durante Home Exteriors can help you. If you would like a free estimate, do what the Scott’s did- get to and request a free estimate.

What the Problem Was

Mr. and Mrs. Scott, in Birmingham, AL, live on a steep hillside and wanted a deck built on top of their plain old backyard. The good news is that the view they had from their backyard was simply stunning. I don’t think you could ask for a better view of the area.

The bad news is that the backyard area was steep, drab and unattractive. Just bare ground really. They wanted a new outdoor area that would look amazing, maximize the space, plus overcome the challenge of the steepness of the hillside.

They reached out to Durante Home Exteriors and requested a complimentary site inspection. We visited with the Scott’s and assessed the space and got to work coming up with a course of action to construct a deck that would fit their needs, taste and budget.

The Solution Durante Home Exteriors Delivered

building the platformThe goal with this project was to build a large 3-level deck that conquered the hill.  We constructed a large upper deck that could be used for lounging, entertaining, etc. The upper deck then leads down a large set of stairs to a second, middle level deck, which then leads down another set of steps which leads down to the sidewalk area.

This image shows the skeleton of the deck being constructed on day #1.


This is the view looking up to the middle deck. Note how attractive all those railings are. That’s a a nice, extra touch our workmen did.

brand new Durante deck

This is the image looking down to the lower deck which then leads down to the ground level.

stairs leading down and around

Do You Have a Deck Project  Durante Home Exteriors Can Help You With?

Life is short, you know.

If you have been putting off a deck or patio project, then consider hiring Durante Home Exteriors to get the job finished once and for all! Durante Home Exteriors offers a full line of wood and composite decking products, as well as replacement windows, siding and sunrooms. Financing is also available on approved credit.

Whether you need to rebuild an existing old deck, build a new deck from scratch, or you’re not sure where to start, do what the Scott’s did- call Durante Home Exteriors. We serve homeowners all across Central and Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee.

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Project Highlights

Life Is Too Short to Have an Ugly Backyard.

"There's really nothing like relaxing on a new deck and being able to look out and enjoy such an incredible view of the world. Durante couldn't have done a better job."
Mr. Scott
Birmingham, AL