Factors to consider before you build a new deck

Decks are a perfect addition for both boosting lifestyle and your home’s value. They are also the perfect way to expand your home’s square footage to an outdoor space. Decks are also an investment and one that needs proper planning.

Sustain: The Deck Company in Edmonton is a professional deck building company. They share some factors to consider first before you hire them to build your new deck:

What is your deck’s purpose?

Knowing the purpose behind something will help when planning the design, and decks are no exception. For example, do you love hosting friends and family? Barbequing in the summer? Or do you prefer to sit and relax quietly outdoors? These factors will help when planning the size, shape, and location of your deck. It’ll also help when choosing different materials, both for their visual appeal and how the ambiance they create. Wood, for one, will warm up in the sun, making it perfect for bare feet or outdoor entertainment. If you have outdoor-loving pets, composite might be a better alternative.

What’s your budget?

Next to function, budgets are another key factor to consider early on. Do you have room to splurge on a large deck with luxury materials? Or do you have a stricter budget, with room for one or two splurges? Knowing what your budget is will make it easier when planning the layout and size of your deck. Part of your budget plans should also include the maintenance cost of different materials. Wood is the least expensive option, but it does need regular maintenance and protective staining. Alternatively, vinyl is also quite cost-effective, but without any of the maintenance. Setting a budget will also help your professional deck builder when suggesting ideas and layout possibilities.

What features do you want?

Decks can be outfitted with a few different features that will help customize them to your own needs. For example, a privacy screen will prevent close-by neighbours from viewing into your private deck space. Pavilions or pergolas will help provide shade or add extra design appeal. Another feature may be having a multitiered deck, either connected with stairs or a second level underneath. Leave the seating and entertainment above, while below is for a hot tub or built-in BBQ. The possibilities are numerous, so if you need some ideas take a look at these stylish deck features.

Where will the deck go?

The right placement of your deck will affect not only the appearance of your home, but also your deck. Factors such as privacy, the sun’s location, or easy access, should all be considered. A privacy screen can block any unwanted views in, but is there a view to be seen from your deck? If the deck is built in a shady spot of your yard, without considering the sun, it won’t get any direct sun or warmth. Access wise, both the living room and kitchen are popular areas to place a deck, but is that right for you?

The best way to ensure the right spot for your deck is to talk to your professional deck builder. They have an eye for location and will help with the perfect and complimentary place to build a deck.

Deck Builders in Edmonton

At Sustain: The Deck Company, they believe in only creating beautiful and customized decks for their customers. They pride themselves on creating the perfect space to entertain friends or enjoy the outdoors. They also offer a wide range of materials from composite and vinyl, to wood and more. Any dream deck you can imagine, Sustain: The Deck Company is ready to turn into reality.

Contact Sustain: The Deck Company today!

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