With many years of hands on experience in the construction industry, NW Modern Decks & Fences LLC has evolved into one of Portland's most premiere fencing and decking companies.


We believe in attentive listening and meticulous execution. The key to a successful project lies in our ability to carefully understand our customers vision and our capacity to actualize it into an innovative design. We understand that it takes more than a durable deck or fence to win our clients loyalty. So we go out of our way to ensure that each project, from initial conception to final construction, is executed with honesty, integrity and workmanship. Beginning with our fist meeting, we will take time to distinguish your unique vision and will do everything in our power to help realize your dreams both aesthetically and functionally in an outdoor solution.


Deck building is in our heritage. It is a craft that has been passed on in our family for multiple generations and we invite you to become part of the story.


We believe in beautiful aesthetics and elegant details complimented by functional quality. Our master deck builders have spent year honing their craft, developing an understanding for material and refining their skills. We bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the table, ensuring that every project is completed with the highest level of craft, durability and timeliness. You will feel comfortable knowing that your project is in the hands of people for whom deck building is their handiwork. 


We believe in the excellence of durable material. We are pleased to offer our customers a wide variety of high quality products that will compliment and enhance any home and landscape adding beauty for years to come. Below is a variety of some of the high quality materials and finishes we offer; everything from natural and inexpensive wood boards, to eco-friendly options like TrexPro and TimberTech, to luxurious hardwoods such IPE and Mahogany. Every deck we construct is guaranteed to bring you years of enjoyment and outstanding durability.



The leader in wood decking for the Portland Metro area, Western Red Cedar is naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insects. Ecologically friendly, elegant, and amazingly economical, this long-lasting western softwood never goes out of style. Available in a wide range of grades, Western Red Cedar can also accept and hold a great range of finishes. From elegant dark stains to chic bleaches to beautiful semi-transparents, natural cedar can be finished to complement any style of home. Additionally, cedar decks can easily be sanded down and refinished at any time, allowing your outdoor area to change looks as you see fit.


  • Naturally resistant to rot, decay, and voracious insects
  • Beautiful, durable, and eco-friendly
  • Offered in a wide variety of grades and pricing options


To add extra value, elegance and durability to a project, we offer a variety of exotic hardwoods options. IPE (iron wood) and Brazilian Redwood are some of the finest products available for exterior decking. Few decking materials combine the beauty of real wood with natural durability, strength, and easy maintenance. They are rated as some of the most durable woods in the world, lasting a lifetime.



An extremely dense, tropical hardwood with exceptional durability and natural insect resistance. Ipe is three times harder than cedar, and it has the same fire rating as concrete and steel. Ipe is also resistant to mildew and decay, making it ideal for projects in the Pacific Northwest. The wood can last over 25 years, and up to half a century with proper maintenance.

  • Pronounced “ee-pay”
  • Three times harder than cedar
  • Naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insects
  • Hardwood is nature’s answer to premium decking
  • Can last over 25 years with maintenance


BRazilian Rosewood

Also known as Tamarindo, Brazilian Rosewood, is a very hard and resistant wood similar to Jatoba. Its hardwood is Salmon colored and features occasional dark striping. With light exposure coloration will slightly change to a nice range of darker pink and red tones. It has tight grain and smooth surface. Brazilian Rosewood is less photosensitive than Brazilian Cherry and will retain more of its initial color. It is also more uniform and lighter in color.

  • Hard, dense and very durable
  • Due to high resistant to marine borers frequently used in marine applications
  • Has very high bending and crushing strength


The advantage to choosing a composite decking and railing solution is a revolutionary product that beauty of wood without all the maintenance.


Trex Pro

A high performance, wood-alternative, decking and railing.


Timber Tech

TimberTech decking and railing is a revolutionary alternative to traditional wood that doesn't rot, warp or splinter —and never needs staining or sealing. Have the beauty of wood without all the maintenance.

Are permits necessary to build a new deck or fence?

Deck building permits are required when the height of the deck exceeds 30 inches. Fence building permits are only necessary when the height of the fence exceeds 6 feet.

Can you tear out & dispose of my old fence or deck?

Yes. We can tear out & haul away old fencing or decking for a small fee and will include this in our final estimate.

What purpose does a cap on my fence serve?

A cap adds strength to the fence as it protects the top part of a post & board. It will also enhance the aesthetic beauty of the fence.

Does your fence package include pressure treated rails?

No. Pressure treated rails tend to twist. There is no need to use pressure treated rails unless you have ground contact. We use a Hem Fir product that will provide the needed strength and durability.

Does your fence package include cedar rails?

No. Cedar rails are too soft. We use a Hem Fir product that is superior in strength and durability.

Which is better wood or vinyl?

Both are great products, however it depends upon your needs, your landscaping, and the architecture of your home.

Do you recommend staining a fence once it is installed?

We recommend allowing your fence to weather naturally for the first month. Then an oil-based sealant, like Superdeck® (800-825-5382), should be applied every two years in order to provide the best protection and enhance the genuine beauty of your fence.

What grades of cedar boards are used in building your fences?

We prefer to use #1 Select Cedar boards, but have other options available upon request. Cedar is a natural northwest wood that performs well with our weather conditions in this area. Cedar is also the most attractive wood for deck surfacing.

What is the life expectancy of a cedar fence?

A Cedar fence should last at least 20 years if treated regularly.

What are the building code requirements for deck handrails?

Handrails are required on decks 30 inches or more off the ground. The minimmum handrail height for residential decks is 36 inches, and picket spacing requirement is 4 inches on center. The handrail must be able to support 25 lbs per foot of side thrust.

What are the building code requirements for steps?

The riser needs to be between 6–8 inches in height and the step needs to be at least 3 feet wide.

How soon should a deck be treated after installation, and what products do you recommend?

Allowing the deck to weather naturally for the first three weeks to a month is strongly recommended. The wood needs this time to dry and the natural oils in the wood begin to break down from the sun’s UV rays. After we recommend using an excellent oil-based sealant, like Superdeck® (800-825-5382), on an annual basis. This ensures the best protection and enhances the genuine beauty of your deck.

What process is used in treating a cedar deck?

Before sealing a deck, the surface should be cleaned with Superdeck® cleaner which exfoliates dirt particles to the surface. The entire surface should then be pressure washed with a low-pressure washer. If necessary, Superdeck® Wood Brightener can be used to remove any stains or rust spots. After allowing the deck to dry for at least a day, apply one even coat of Superdeck® Exterior Stain to the entire deck surface.

How do I get that grey weathered look on my fence or deck?

The best way to achieve the weathered look is to use a gray stain. That will provide the look you desire and still protect your investment. You don't want to let your fence or deck weather naturally because when the weather turns your wood gray your fence is actually starting to deteriorate. Untreated wood will check and crack because of expansion and contraction, and then moss and mold will grow in those areas causing the wood to rot. You should always use a stain.