Adding a deck onto the outside of your home can immediately expand your outdoor space. To ensure the success of your project, you must consider all the important design elements that will fit your requirements. Also, the right material must be based on your budget and lifestyle. Here are the questions to ask yourself when planning your deck.
1. “Why Do I Want a Deck Built?”
There are many good reasons to build a deck, but that depends on your goals. It can serve various purposes – an extension of your kitchen complete with an outdoor oven or grill, a place of recreation for your family and friends or an entertainment hub for your dinner parties. These goals will produce different deck types.
2. “How Should My Deck Be Accessed?”
A deck can either be freestanding or attached to your home, both having their benefits and drawbacks. An attached deck is an easy feature to add, but may end up with an inconvenient placement. A freestanding deck, meanwhile, supports itself and doesn’t add any weight to the home’s structure. Talk to your deck contractor to find out which configuration is the best fit for your home.
3. “Which Material Best Suits My Deck?”
Deck materials vary in terms of cost, longevity, performance and maintenance. Pressure-treated wood is the most popular due to it being one of the least expensive. Composites are made of wood fibers and recycled plastics that make them impervious to rot and insects.
4. “Which Style Is Best for My Deck?”
The deck’s style should match with the rest of your home’s exterior and your surroundings. Rounded features in the facade call for a deck with curves and rounded corners on the rails and the other elements. Angles must be prominent in a deck standing beside a modern or contemporary home.
Up and Above Contractors offer a wide range of exterior home improvement services. Aside from installing quality replacement windows, doors, siding and roofing systems, our experienced pros can also build open and enclosed decks. Our team can design the deck of your dreams that will fit your specific wants and needs.
Call us today at (973) 300-0636, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Northern New Jersey residents.