Posts made in October 2018

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What to Consider Before Building a Deck on Your Home

A deck can be a great new addition to your home. However, building one often involves more planning than many indoor renovations. When you are interested in building a deck onto your house, you will need to determine your budget, select the materials, and find the appropriate space to build it.

Determining Your Budget

Before diving into your new deck-building project, you want to ensure your budget for the job is set. You will need to consider the size of the deck, the complexity of the build, any extras such as built-in seating or railings, and your choice of material. At GoEcoExteriors, our contractors will build exceptional decks focused on your budgeting needs.

Selecting the Materials

Though wood is the most common material for decks, it is not the only one available. Other exceptional decking materials include the following:

  • Weather-resistant woods, such as redwood, cypress, cedar, and ipe
  • Pressure-treated woods, such as treated lumber
  • Hardwoods, such as teak and ipe
  • Composite decking, composed of wood fiber and recycled plastic
  • Other materials, such as plastic or aluminum

Finding the Necessary Space

When planning the location of your deck, there are a few things you will need to consider. The first is the size of your property. Homeowners with limited space will have limited options on where to place their deck. You also want to consider the climate and elements, such as sun, shade, and wind. You also want to ensure the location has ample privacy.

At GoEcoExteriors, we offer a variety of renovation services in St. Louis County. Contact our team today at (636) 451-6540 to inquire about our decking services for your home.