Decks have been one of the most desirable parts of a house for ages. They add space, allow you to be outdoors and feel like a king and queen. As such, we all know that they add value to a house and can increase it significantly. Because you are reading this, we all know you are planning to add a deck to your home. Before you actually hire a team of professionals, you will need to consider a few key things.
Choose the boards you will use
The first thing to consider is the decking boards option. If possible, the best thing to do is to get free samples and see how they will look in real time in the real situation. From there you can make any adjustments needed and imagine the end result. Without free samples, you won’t know how a deck will actually look which is a problem.
In most cases, you need to choose between timber and composite boards. Timber is more natural, more expensive and heavier. Composite boards are more affordable, come with a 15-year warranty and they are anti-mold and anti-slip. Despite all of that, they look more modern than actual wood.
Make a sketch
Now you need to make a sketch of your new deck. There are two options you can use to complete the task. The first one is simple, pen and paper and starts drawing. All you need is the basic measurements and the look of a deck, nothing more. A second way is more advanced. You can use computer software to get the task done. This gives you a better insight into the overall look and can help you get a more detailed picture of the completed deck.
Once you construct a sketch you can always make adjustments and add or remove elements. This also helps a team who will make the deck and can increase the overall appeal, while decreasing the overall cost. Of course, it is advised to work alongside your team in creating a sketch that is just right.
Clean the backyard
If you don’t remove the toys and items from your backyard or where a deck will be located, your team will have to do instead of you. This adds cost to the overall project and makes it last longer.
Luckily, you can complete this task all by yourself. Make the spot ready for the team when they arrive so they can start working immediately. It is also advised to close the windows on that side of a house and close the door, so dust and debris don’t get inside.
Depending on the complexity of your new deck this entire project can be completed within a week. Without these simple points, we revealed, you will need an additional 2 or 3 days. Because you are paying all of that saving money by decreasing the overall duration is extremely important. Maybe you will become a deck expert in the future and help others become one as well.