How to Choose a Deck Style
Tips for Designing the Perfect Deck
Home renovations come with a lot of painstaking thought and planning, not to mention, hard work. Designing a deck is often among the most complex home improvement projects, not only because it is a major focal point, but it will have a significant impact on your home’s overall value.
Because of this, choosing a deck style should take up the bulk of your prep time. You obviously don’t want to wait until the deck is built to discover it doesn’t look right with or meet your family’s needs. Here are some tips to help you choose the right deck style for you.
Choosing the Deck With the Longest Lifespan
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Which Decking Materials Last the Longest?
Adding a deck to your home is a significant investment. It not only adds beauty to your home, it also provides your family with endless hours of enjoyment – something you really can’t put a price tag on. Regardless of the cost, everyone wants his or her deck to withstand the test of time. It’s important to know the products you choose will have a major impact on how long your deck lasts – and how much maintenance and money you’ll have to put into it.
Below is a comparison of the most popular types of decking materials used today. When considering which is right for you, keep in mind longevity, durability, and annual upkeep. You’ll find what often appears to be the least expensive option isn’t always the case.
Seasonal Care and Maintenance Tips for your Deck
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Because a deck is exposed to the elements year-round, the potentially vast amount of sun, rain, snow, and ice that it is subjected to can wreak havoc. Therefore, a responsible deck owner will have to perform a certain amount of routine maintenance with every season. And, because various materials weather differently, care and cleaning can be a major factor for a homeowner or contractor when selecting the proper products.
Here’s a look at the type of deck maintenance you should be considering each season: