A deck is a beautiful and multifunctional addition to your home. It can serve as an entertaining space where your family and friends can gather or a private sanctuary to gain peace of mind while reading your favorite novel. If you are thinking about building one, there are several elements that you should consider, including the pattern of the deck.
Here are the three of the most popular deck patterns:
Horizontal: Installing the deck material in a horizontal pattern allows you to finish the surface in a convenient and speedy manner. If the deck you are building is less than 20 feet wide, the contractor should be able to complete the deck without adding butt joints, which are components that allow each of the deck boards to rest on a joist. If the deck happens to be larger than 20 feet, however, your contractor may splice the deck boards over a joist.
Diagonal: To achieve a diagonal pattern, your decking must be installed at a 45-degree angle. While this configuration mainly serves an aesthetic purpose, it also contributes to the overall strength of the deck frame. One disadvantage of this technique is that it increases waste matter since it requires a lot of cuts. Fortunately, by hiring an experienced home improvement contractor, you can minimize the amount of waste significantly.
Herringbone: If you want something elaborate and eye-catching, then a herringbone deck is right for you. This pattern is created by repeatedly placing two deck boards that meet at a 45-degree angle on the deck frame, resembling the bones of a herring.
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