Decks have been a staple of American homes for a long time, but it was in the 1980s that they began to come into their own because homeowners started thinking about custom decks as extensions of their interior living spaces. It’s fair to say that Americans have a love affair with decks.
It isn’t hard to understand why homeowners love to add a deck to their homes. Decks do offer some pretty good reasons for them to exist. Here are some of the top reasons:
Most professional additions to your home are likely to add to its value. A deck is no exception. If you ever think about selling your home in the future, you know that your deck will help you leverage a better selling price.
Functionality and Livable Space
Professional deck building will add functionality as well as livability to your home. For example, even in the middle of winter as long as there’s an awning or a roof over your patio or deck, you can enjoy a nice barbecue with friends and family. On a cool day, you can take your laptop and work outdoors. You can also enjoy a good meal or two with the family on your deck.
A professionally designed and assembled deck can increase your home’s curb appeal. Why settle for a boring yard if you can add to your home’s beauty and functionality with a good deck?
A deck is an upgrade to your home, no doubt, but the best thing about it is that you don’t have to worry too much about maintaining it. A good weatherproof stain can last for years, and, if you have to clean your deck, all you really need is a power washer. In the summer, a simple sweeping to remove dust and leaves should be enough.