3 Tips For Building Decks and Patios

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Do you enjoy entertaining and hosting backyard BBQ’s parties? If your home needs an enticing outdoor living space, having a deck is a great idea! A deck will accommodate more people and will extend living space so you can entertain outdoors. But building a deck needs planning and is not easy on the pocket. While spring and summer are the most popular seasons for deck construction, these 3 tips will help you be on track if you decide to go ahead.

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Know What You Want

The main decision is what material to use for your deck surface. The popular choice is usually the Wooden decks but the maintenance required is often more than what most homeowners want to invest in. In addition to regular cleanings, a wood deck will require sanding, painting, sealing regularly. Other natural wood deck options include pressure treated wood, IPE, cedar, and redwood. There are many options out there, make sure you are aware of Pro’s and Cons for each option.

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Timing Is Everything!

If you are in California, deck season is most of the year but if you are not, you might want to plan ahead. If you talk to Deck Contractors they will tell you that the best time to build a deck is in the off-season. One of ClipCall’s top Pro Rawlson Ramroop of American Custom Contractors says that “If you want to get the first deck of the new season, you should start planning in Spring. Expect delays such as delayed city permits, going through the permit process may cause some before you start building your deck.”

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Plan Ahead: Build Off-Season; Enjoy On-Season

As a general rule, a successful deck project, for both owner and contractor, is all about planning. And if you must build in peak season, make sure you have zeroed in on a contractor and signed the agreement and have a start date set. Remember your deck project isn’t just this summer, it’s about the next twenty summers, and beyond.

June 29, 2018

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