Building a deck is a wonderful way to upgrade your home’s appearance and value. It gives you the opportunity to relax with a book outside or to entertain friends and family outdoors.
Today, roof repair and replacement company Gresham Roofing and Construction details 3 questions you need to ask yourself before jumping into your deck project.
1. How will I use my deck?
Build with a purpose. Sure, you have a wide, empty, green space in your backyard with plenty of room for a deck. But how will you be using your deck? What will you do there? Who will spend time there?
If you love to host family and friends, consider an expansive deck with a gas grill, wet bar and built-in seats. Don’t worry, you can always get expert help from roof replacement companies if you need some guidance.
If you’re not big on entertaining and will be using the deck more for relaxation, factor that into the design. You can relish private moments with a multi-layer deck, while achieving a unique-tiered effect to your garden.
2. What construction materials should I use?
After identifying a purpose and jotting down style ideas, it’s time to gather information regarding various deck materials. The common types include pressure-treated lumber, redwood, composite and aluminum. They all vary in terms of cost, maintenance and longevity.
If you prioritize durability and weather-resistance, utilize redwood or aluminum. Composite materials require less maintenance and are normally considered safer for families.
Need help with your deck? Gresham Roofing and Construction, a trusted Portland Metro company offering emergency roof service for homes and offices, is here to assist you in achieving your dream home. Call us today at (503) 492-7663 or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation.