A deck is a versatile space for gatherings with friends, barbecues with family and lounging during weekends. You must consider several things to ensure your outdoor living space caters to your needs and lasts for years to come.
Here are some tips from a trusted deck installation and roof replacement company.
Measurements, Size and Shape
Before construction begins, ensure everything fits properly. For elevated decks, include height clearance where necessary, railings, staircases and other essential elements. Also, consider the deck shape that will work for your home’s structure.
Your lifestyle, how you intend to use your outdoor living space and your budget also matters. Materials vary in lifespan, durability and maintenance requirements. For instance, wood looks warm and inviting but can be prone to moisture-related issues like rot and mold growth. Composite decks possess the appearance of natural wood without the need for constant maintenance.
While cost matters, you must also consider durability and longevity when choosing a deck material. Invest in the best quality products within your budget. You could spend more in the long run on constant repairs and maintenance if you skimp on your choices.
How do you intend to use your space? Are you going to need an outdoor cooking area? Do you like to host parties and gatherings? The purpose of your outdoor living area will determine the features and seating capacity it needs.
Another thing to consider is your local climate and weather conditions. Choose water-resistant materials or coatings if it frequently rains or snows in your area. Don’t forget about UV protection since your deck gets daily sun exposure.
Whether replacing an existing deck or building a new one, Gresham Roofing and Construction is here to help. You can count on our team for your home exterior needs. Call us at (503) 492-7663 or fill out our online form to get started.