A deck is a great investment if you’re looking to increase the amount of recreational or living space in your home. To maximize the returns on your investment, it’s important to choose a deck type that can meet your family’s needs.
Timberland Exteriors, your trusted residential roofing service contractor, gives an overview of the different types below:
Common Deck Types
- Wraparound deck – A wraparound deck resembles a porch, but there are several key differences. For starters, a wraparound deck is larger than a porch and parts of it are often elevated. We recommend installing this deck type if you want to improve air circulation in your home (simply open the access doors on the deck to improve indoor ventilation) and want to enjoy the sun more often.
- Attached deck – What if you want more shade? Attached decks (which look like patios and are often installed at the back of houses) have an overhead roof that shields you from ultraviolet rays and the elements.
- Multi-tier or two-story decks – Multi-tier or two-story decks are often found in large properties or homes in sloping terrain. Thanks to their elaborate designs, they can boost your home’s curb appeal.
- Detached decks – If you want to integrate your deck into your landscaping’s design, we recommend detached decks. As the name suggests, detached decks are like islands that can be accessed through pathways winding through rocky or uneven terrain. Detached decks are usually surrounded by landscaped bushes and flower beds, which help create a relaxing atmosphere.
Choosing the Right Deck Material
Important note: your new deck won’t last long if it’s made from materials not suited to the local climate. To protect your ROIs, you need to choose a deck material that can handle temperature extremes. To learn more about your decking options, consult a local exterior remodeling contractor.
Looking for experienced roofers near you?
Timberland Exteriors, a company with nearly two decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including deck replacement and hail storm damage restoration services. To get a free estimate, call us at (651) 439-1760 or (218) 849-6675. You can also fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, as well as the surrounding MN communities.