FiberPRO Focus: Carmine Capriglione of Just Decks in Roxbury, NJ

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Here at Fiberon, we understand that even the best looking deck board would be only a board without the talented builders who create beautiful, unique outdoor living spaces for their clients. Their experience, ingenuity and flair for design allow the beauty of Fiberon composite decking to reach its full potential.

Today we are sitting down with one of those talented builders - Carmine Capriglione, owner of Just Decks in Roxbury, New Jersey.  Carmine is a graduate of Bloomfield Technical School, a recipient of the “Most Outstanding Carpenter” award and a licensed residential and commercial building inspector for the State of New Jersey. Just Decks has been in business since 1987 and specializes in providing their clients with superior decks that result in absolute customer satisfaction and enjoyment.

With the introductions out of the way, let’s get down to decks!

Fiberon:

Carmine, thanks so much for talking with us today. Nationally, we’re seeing the economy start to get back to normal.  How does this gradual growth seem to be affecting the demand for new or renovated decks in New Jersey and the northeast?

Carmine:

I’ve been seeing a steady growth for several years now, and composite decking continues to grow in popularity. In fact, most of my work has been with composite decking, particularly Fiberon. I would estimate the split to be about 90% composite and the other 10% wood decks.

Fiberon:

That’s really great to hear. It’s nice to know that people are starting to really understand and appreciate the benefits that composite decking can provide.  What about other trends – colors, styles or design elements – that you’re seeing so far this year in New Jersey?

Carmine:

The most popular colors this year and in the past have been Fiberon Horizon decking in both Ipe and Rosewood.  With Horizon Ipe deck boards, I’m seeing it combined with white or bronze railing – I use the complementary Fiberon Horizon Mission Railing and they go very nicely with one another.  As far as what I see most with the Horizon Rosewood, white or black Horizon Mission railings are both popular choices and very rich looking.

Fiberon:

Love it! What about at Just Decks? What deck design element is your favorite to build?

Carmine:

Well, every deck we build has a form of inlay built in.  We install a style down the middle of any deck over 20 feet wide and a picture frame border around the perimeter of all our decks.  Our two most popular design elements by far are octagons and, of course, bench seats.

[caption id="attachment_3351" align="alignright" width="448"]Fiberon Horizon Ipe decking with White Horizon Mission Railing and ClearVision panels
Fiberon Horizon Ipe decking with White Horizon Mission Railing and ClearVision panels by Just Decks[/caption]

Fiberon:

We love bench seats! It never hurts to have some extra seating on your deck! Would you consider those to be your “signature” elements or are there other things that really help a deck stand out as a Just Decks deck?

Carmine:

A lot of our decks are built around above-ground pools to create an in-ground pool effect.   So I would say that is our signature.

Fiberon:

We’d noticed that a lot of the pictures in your photo gallery are around pools. It definitely gives an above-ground pool as nice, finished look.

Now, we have kind of a practical question. We’ve noticed that a lot of people start to think about building a deck later in the season and end up with less time to enjoy it.  How early in the season should people begin the process of finding a contractor and designing their deck to make the most of the 2014 deck season?

Carmine:

Late February or early March is the best time to start thinking about doing your deck project.  Generally, people start thinking about projects outside the house when the weather breaks.  In New Jersey, that usually happens in late March or early April - it can even be late April some years - and those people that wait until then will probably have to wait longer than they would have anticipated. For example, if they don’t take into account how long the process for applying for a building permit from their town is (anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the town), they could be surprised when they don’t have a completed deck until late May or June.

Fiberon:

That’s great advice, Carmine, thanks for chatting with us today.  Now, we’re dying to know – what’s your deck like?

Carmine:

My deck definitely matches the “signature look” of a Just Deck deck! I have Horizon Ipe on my deck, with white Horizon Mission Railing and ClearVision panels with post cap lights.  My deck also goes around an above ground pool for that built in pool effect.  I would have no other material on my deck. I actually removed another composite material on my deck to install Fiberon on mine!!

Fiberon:

It sounds like a truly satisfying outdoor living space and we’d expect no less from somebody who specializes in providing them to his customers. When you’re not out providing your customers with the outdoor living space of their dreams, what do you like to do most?

Carmine:

I enjoy spending time with my family on my oasis of a deck.   I also spend time playing sports and exercising.

Fiberon:

Excellent, thanks again for taking the time to sit down with us and give us your take on the direction decking is heading in New Jersey.

Fiberon is very proud of the network of builders that believe in our product.  If you live in New Jersey and need (or want!) a new deck, be sure to stop by Just Decks website for more information.  Not in New Jersey? Check out our locator tool to find a FiberPRO near you!

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  • Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the
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