Americana™ Project Profile
Chic Rooftop Deck with Natural Materials
Chuck Weber's home is located in the southeast quadrant of the busy historic district of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The area, known for its cobblestone streets and 18th-century townhouses, not to mention its proximity to the Nation's capital, offers captivating views of the Potomac River and a collection of open-air restaurants and charming boutiques.
In April, Weber contracted with Harry Braswell to construct a deck on their townhome's fourth floor. This home's top floor is Weber’s office, complete with large french doors leading out to the rooftop deck.
“For our new deck, we were looking for something natural as opposed to composite or synthetic material, so we were looking for wood - but something permanent. My son, who lives in San Francisco, was doing a similar project and through some research on decking discovered thermally modified wood and Americana™,” commented Weber.
Weber contacted the staff at Americana™ and requested samples of both the ash and oak product.
He said, “My wife and I really enjoyed the look and texture of Americana’s thermally modified hardwoods, but with the samples, we were able to appreciate the pre-cut grooves and how when installing, the deck boards easily interlock and overlap.” Weber continued, “My wife is a graphic designer, so once we selected the ash product, she digitally laid out the concept for our 400sqft deck, creatively alternating the 12’ and 6’ boards. I know our builder really liked working with the product - he said it was so easy to work with and the installation went really fast. He liked the way the clips install and are unseen, making the deck surface uniform as far as all of the seams.”
Project Start: April 2022
Project Completion: June 2022
Builder: Harry Braswell, Inc., Alexandria, VA