Adding a deck to your home can be exciting, and building and designing one can be a very personal task. Many homeowners make the mistake of adopting a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to building their decks. But your new deck should match the style of your house and your living preferences.
Pick the Right Size
First-time deck designers make the common mistake of building a deck that is too large for their home. An oversized deck can look awkward, and, instead of adding value to your home, it can actually take away from it. As a general rule, a deck shouldn’t be larger than 20% of the square footage of the structure to which it is attached. To get a feel of the size and layout of your deck, use a tape measure and spray paint to mark out your deck’s footprint.
Understand Your Goals
What kind of activities would you like to do on your deck? Are there trees nearby that can provide shade? What kind of views do you have? Asking yourself these important questions is key to having a deck that your whole family can enjoy. Plan ahead, and add personal touches depending on your circumstances. Remember, no two houses are alike, and there are many factors to consider when planning this outdoor addition. A well-designed deck should accentuate the advantages of your home’s unique features. If you are feeling unsure, it is always a good idea to consult your local deck contractor to gather some ideas.
Choose the Right Materials
Some people prefer the look and feel of real wood like cedar or redwood while others prefer other low-maintenance materials like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) boards that mimic the look of actual wood and are easy to maintain. These days, homeowners are spoiled for choice when it comes to decking materials so doing research on what kind to get is crucial to the success of your project.
Ready to add that deck you’ve always wanted? Look no further than Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. From deck and patio installation to roof maintenance and repair, we’ve got you covered! Give us a call at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form to get a free, no-obligation estimate. We have built countless decks in the areas in and around Medford, OR, and look forward to building yours.