Spring is officially here, which means now is the time to start thinking about how to bring your backyard back to life again. If you’re the type of person who likes to spend their time outside with friends and family, you may want to consider installing a new deck.
But to make an informed decision, you’ll first need to do some preliminary research. That said, here are a few things you need to consider before installing a deck in your backyard.
Find an experienced and professional contractor
Some homeowners like to think of deck construction as a weekend job they can do themselves. But constructing a deck isn’t quite the same as assembling Ikea furniture.
Do your research on the contractors in your area and consider reviews, experience, and professionalism. You want a construction service that will get the job done right in time for the warmer weather.
Learn about required deck maintenance
Another good thing to do before installing a deck is to consider what goes into owning one. Some homeowners may want a deck, but don’t want to do the maintenance that goes along with it.
If you’re gung-ho about deck maintenance, wood decking may be right up your alley. But if you’d prefer to keep the stains and seals in the garage, it might be worth considering different decking materials such as vinyl. Additionally, composite decking products only require a rinse with the hose twice a year.
Consider the decking materials you want
The contractor you choose will help you make the right decision when it comes to choosing the right decking materials for your lifestyle and budget. But it doesn’t hurt to consider the materials yourself ahead of time.
As we mentioned above, certain materials like traditional lumber require annual maintenance whereas composite materials don’t need as much elbow grease. For some homeowners, that maintenance may be worth it to have a traditional wooden deck in their back yard. That said, consider the materials you’re willing to live with before making your final decision.
Where can I find home remodel services near me?
It’s no secret decks and patios are popular home additions. The deck and patio construction industry have grown by 3% over the last five years. But before you can build a deck or patio in your backyard, you need the professional contractors to help.
Fuller Living Construction is your one-stop-shop for home remodels, structural work, and home additions. To learn more about our home additions or to schedule a consultation for your deck construction, contact Fuller Living Construction today.