Decks are an excellent way to utilize your yard and increase livable space. A deck can make spending time outside in the summer more enjoyable and even improve your property’s resale value. You have a wide range of styles to choose from when installing a new deck, with benefits to each of them. Your choice might depend on space, restrictions, and personal preferences.
Elite Decking in Edmonton shares five types of decks to help with your research.
This type of deck is very similar to a patio, as it is usually attached to a house entrance and right next to the house itself. Attached decks are typically raised, with one or many steps leading down to the rest of the yard. The attached deck connects to a ledger board on the house wall in most cases. Your attached deck can be built off the kitchen patio doors on the ground level or on the second level of the house with stairs leading down. Or, it could be a balcony off of the master bedroom, without any stairs leading to the ground.
Also known as a detached or an island deck, this one can be found anywhere on the property. This type is popular to see with a pergola or covering further away from the house. A floating deck allows you to create a comfortable living area in a place that might suit you better. For example, you might want your deck in the corner of the yard under some mature trees. Or, your floating deck might surround a fireplace closer to your garden.
If you have a larger property or a yard that isn’t flat, consider a multi-level deck. A deck can be built to deal with slopes and hills on your property, unlike a patio which can be costly and time-consuming. In addition, a multi-level deck can function as two separate spaces. Perhaps one for the barbeque and dining table and the other for comfortable lounge seating.
The sides of houses are typically underutilized as a living space. While the side yard can easily turn into a storage space for garden hoses and small sheds, it can also be a functional living space. For example, a side deck might be an excellent spot for a deck with a hot tub or as a play area for the kids. Elite Decking can inspect your space and tell you if a side-yard deck is possible. You’ll need adequate clearance from property lines and buried utility lines. Some jurisdictions also have specific requirements for decks visible from the street.
This type of deck can really help to increase your home’s curb appeal and give a warm cottage-like feeling. A benefit of wraparound decks is that you can follow the sun or shade no matter when you use it. The downfall is that they take up a fair amount of space, which can be a struggle with permits. Depending on how much space you have between houses, this might not be a feasible option. This is something Elite Decking can help you determine.
Deck Builders in Edmonton
Elite Decking has over 15 years of experience designing and building decks for Edmonton homeowners. To create the perfect outdoor living space, they can help you choose a deck type, materials, railings, and other design aspects. Attention to detail, quality products, and skilled craftsmanship ensure your deck adds value and enjoyment to your home.
Start planning your deck with Elite Decking today.