Posted on: 19 December 2019
Building a custom deck in front of your home is a great way to expand your living space and improve curb appeal. Here are a few suggestions from Lind Construction LLC that should be considered when building your new deck:
Building a porch off of your front door will provide your household with extra convenience and comfort as time goes on. But you should think about your privacy preferences in addition to safety and comfort when designing your custom porch. If you want to be able to spend time on your porch s passersby being able to see everything you're doing, you'll want to design an enclosed porch that features a roof and open walls that are screened in.
The roof will protect you from the heat of the sun and the moisture of rain throughout the year, and the walls will provide you with the privacy you expect to have when you're outside in your own yard. You can even hang curtains along the screened walls that can be closed when you want complete privacy from the outside world.
It's also important to consider the maintenance needs of your new deck so you can gather the tools and materials you'll need to keep up with the maintenance. Depending on the type of wood that is used to build your deck, the way in which the wood is treated, and the outdoor elements that the deck will face throughout the year, your contractor can provide you with a maintenance checklist that you can follow to keep the deck in good shape as it ages.
You can use the checklist to figure out what you'll need for maintenance whether it's a stain, paintbrushes, caulking, or a special type of sandpaper. And you can put together a maintenance toolbox that includes everything you will need to use when maintenance time comes around.
There will probably come a time when your new deck will need to be repaired due to wear and tear or an accident of some kind. When your deck starts looking shabby due to scratches and nicks, you'll want to have it refinished. And if a storm happens that damages your deck, you will have to get it repaired before it can be used again.
So make sure that replacement materials will be readily available if you need repairs in the future. Choose woods and other materials to build your deck with that your contractor keeps on hand or has easy access to so you don't end up having to wait for a delivery or make do with lesser quality material in order to get your deck repaired.Share