If you want you and your family to spend more time outside, one way you can do this is by adding a deck to your home. Keep reading to learn more so you can get the deck installed on your home and start enjoying it.
Types of Decks
A common type of deck you will see is a wood deck, which is generally made of cedar or redwood. Pressure-treated wood can also be used to make the wood more durable against the elements and pests, such as termites. If you choose natural wood, you will need to make sure it is sealed and then reseal it as needed. Cedar and redwood are some choice woods because both types are resistant to pests that can damage the wood. Softwoods are not used since they can get damaged very easily.
There are also composite decks that look much like wood but are more affordable. Composite decking is a mixture of wood fibers and plastic, so it is resistant to pests and rot, and is more durable. Composite decking comes in a variety of colors, and you don't have to stain it. The only maintenance required is to wash the deck periodically, which can be done by hand or by using a pressure washer.
PVC decks are also available which will not fade, rot, or stain. This type is also more affordable than wood, but it does not give you the wood look. PVC can get very hot if you live in a hot climate. There are many colors to choose from with PVC decks so you can choose something that goes well with your home or the surroundings.
Styles of Decks
Another thing to consider is the style of deck you want to have for your home. You could choose a deck that wraps around your home. This gives you more access to the deck from different rooms, such as your bedroom, a living room, etc. The deck is also much larger, so you have even more space outdoors to enjoy the deck.
You can choose an attached deck or a detached deck. With an attached deck you can open the door to your home and walk directly onto the deck. If you have a large yard, you could have a detached deck which can be even larger. If you choose this install a walkway that leads to the deck.
Take time to design your deck to ensure it will work well for you and your family. For help with your new project, contact a decking service provider such as Oswald Wholesale Lumber.