Your Comprehensive Guide to
Custom Decks on Houses
Basement Remodeling from A to Z
The way your outdoor space appears is an extension of your interior space. This is a space for you to enjoy many months of the year, and in some places all year.
Quality custom decks will boost the value of your home, providing a peaceful retreat for you and your family.
With an extensive amount of decking material on the market, it’s difficult to take the plunge and decide which type will stand the test of time. Looking at custom deck photos will prove helpful in your research. Additionally, this comprehensive guide will offer helpful suggestions for those interested in upgrading or building decks on houses and those looking to maintain a beautiful custom deck.
Interested in Custom Decks?
- What is your budget like? Is it tight or is it more open?
- What will the primary purpose of the deck be? Privacy? Entertainment? A place to dine?
- How much of your outdoor space do you want your deck to take up?
- Are there any restrictions to think about, like city building codes or HOA guidelines?
Important elements of design
How to attach a deck to a house
The right deck for the right house
Benefits of Various Decking Materials
Custom Deck Features
Utilize Your Trees
Consider Hidden Storage
Maintaining a Beautiful Custom Deck
From normal wear and tear to harsh weather conditions, your deck is affected by many things throughout the year. Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your outdoor living space as functional and beautiful as possible. Here are five tips to ensure that your deck will stay in shape.
Make repairs as soon as possibleIf you’ve got wobbly railings or rotting boards, don’t ignore it. Repairing your deck when you find the issue extends the life of your deck and preventing minor damage from becoming a major issue.
Regular cleaning is paramountIt’s a fact that your deck will collect debris and dirt with time, from pollen in the spring to leaves in the fall. Regularly cleaning deck boards and railings will help you achieve an attractive, tidy appearance.
Seal in the SpringThe ideal time to seal your deck is late spring. This is because temperatures are moderate during this time of the year. Be sure to seal your deck once a year to keep it looking fresh and new
Look for signs of rotNot sure how to spot rot? Use a flat blade screwdriver and push it against the structure boards to manually test. If the screwdriver can be pushed a quarter of an inch or more into the board, you most likely have rot. However, if you catch it quickly enough, areas of rot the size of a silver dollar or smaller can be remedied with wood preservative and a chisel.
Engage in preventative deck maintenanceEvery fall, move tables, chairs, planters and other deck furniture and décor to keep rot and discoloration at bay. Whenever leaves begin to pile up, sweep them away. Additionally, trim bushes and trees away from the deck. This prevents mold, moss and rot. Be sure to keep shrubbery at least twelve inches from your deck.
If you have decided to remodel or construct a custom deck, when you consider all of the options and features available to you, it can be an overwhelming endeavour. Speaking with a licensed and bonded contractor can be helpful as they can lend their expertise. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation and quote. It would be our pleasure to assist you.