The deck is a fun outdoor space you and your family can enjoy. If you’re thinking of building a deck on your property, this is the article for you. We are here to help you understand what makes a deck special from all the other outdoor spaces.
To simply define a deck, it’s a flat, roofless, outdoor platform usually adjoined to a home. It is built elevated from the ground and enclosed by a railing. Decks are made of wood or composite wood material. Vinyl decks are gaining popularity, but wood is still mostly preferred by homeowners. The wood materials commonly used are redwood, cedar and pressure-treated pine.
Generally, a deck is considered an outdoor living space, built to enjoy the view outside. There are also different kinds of decks, including a rooftop deck, poolside deck or multi-level deck. When you build one, you have the freedom to style and design your deck into a livable space. Custom decks are worthy investments, and they can improve your home’s resale value.
Building a Deck
Isn’t it tempting to build a deck right away with all these advantages? Decks are relatively inexpensive to build and do not require high maintenance. To start your planning, it’s helpful to do your own research on the material, type and maintenance that you need to build a suitable deck on your property.
A deck can be attached and detached to your home. An attached deck is simply an outdoor space connected to your home, mostly built at the back. It can be on the side of the house, L-shaped style or U-shaped style, going through the back of your home from each side. Meanwhile, the detached deck is completely separated from your home. It can look like an island and can be built anywhere you like within your property.