Building a deck is a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal and increase living space. This outdoor space is also ideal for entertaining guests, dinin, and even just for enjoying a quiet afternoon.
Before building a deck there are a couple of things you need to consider. A trusted deck and vinyl siding installation expert shares what these are.
In your plan, you must set a budget, indicate your chosen material, and where you’re planning to build it. For major home improvement projects like this, it’s best to hire a professional. Keep in mind that contractors have the right tools and proper training for building a deck.
You’ll have to purchase everything, including the equipment. It’s the same for other projects like vinyl window installation and roof replacement. Avoid wasted money and time by hiring a pro.
Purpose and Function
What is your deck for? Is your goal expanding your living space or do you live in an area that mostly experiences warm weather? Decide if you’re building a deck for entertaining, dining, or privacy. It can also function as a pool, spa, or a garden.
In small lot areas, decks are usually on the only available space in the yard. However, having more space to work with gives you more options. The deciding factors to consider when planning the location of a deck includes the size of the lot, microclimates, sun and shade, wind, rain and snow, view, privacy and proximity to the house.
Many of the decisions you’ll have to make for this project will depend on your budget. This includes the size of the deck, its material and how intricate its design is. The extras you’ll add to the deck like seating and railing, as well as your contractor, will also affect the project cost.
Looking for a dependable and skilled contractor for your new deck? Turn to Timberland Exteriors. Our team specializes in roof replacement, siding installation, deck building, storm damage restoration and more. Call us at (651) 439-1760 or (218) 849-6675. You may also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in Saint Paul, MN.