Things to Know Before Building a Deck

Adding a deck to your house not only provides you with an enjoyable outdoor space but also significantly increases your home’s value. Before you start, you will want to choose the best deck building materials for your individual project needs.

High-quality materials are essential to ensure the longevity of this new addition to your home. You want your deck to have the same life span as your house.

Types of Building Materials

There are many available decking options for your project. Some possible materials for your new construction include hardwood, bamboo, pressure-treated pine, wood composite, plastic composite, concrete, fiberglass, PVC, stone and rubber. Consult a building professional to decide which product is right for you.

Choosing quality materials for your project is vital for a beautiful, long-lasting deck, but it isn’t the only factor to consider.

Building Material Storage

Your deck building materials first need to be transported from the shop to your home. They will need to be securely strapped to a vehicle and will be quite heavy, which may be too much for your car.

Once the materials have arrived at your house, you will need to store them appropriately during the construction of your addition. Moisture can change lumber’s shape and render laminated plywood useless.

Sheets of decking should ideally be stored flat to prevent warping. However, they can be damaged if stacked improperly.

Composite decking must remain covered with a UV resistant wrap during the construction process. If wrapping is not an option, it needs to be stored indoors.

Hiring a Professional

Choosing the right products for your project and ensuring their quality and longevity can be daunting. A professional builder has the knowledge, skills and experience to help you choose your materials. They can also complete your project quickly and skillfully.

Choose a professional deck building company for the best outcome for your new outdoor space.