What to Consider When Building a Deck

What to Consider When Building a Deck

Adding a deck to your home is an excellent way to create the perfect backyard for entertaining family and friends. It can add value to your home and give you a place to relax at the end of the day. Before you begin your design, you need to consider a few things first.

What Size Will It Be?

The first thing you need to decide is how big you want it to be. To make this decision, you need to decide how you expect to use the area. For instance, will you use it for entertaining, or would you like to create the ultimate outdoor barbecue? Do you want it for privacy or to expand your container garden? How many people will use the deck at the same time? The answers to these questions will help you determine the perfect size for your deck.

Which Deck Materials to Choose?

When it comes to materials, you have a wide range of choices. Of course, you could always choose traditional wood, which is an affordable option. You can also choose from a range of composite deck materials that are long-lasting and will hide scratches. Composite deck material is almost maintenance-free, but its initial cost can be more expensive than wood. Composite deck material is available that looks like natural wood, only with lower maintenance.

What Is Your Style?

Decks come in many styles and shapes. It is always a good idea to match the architecture of your home. It is also a matter of personal taste and how you expect to use your deck. These decisions affect the boards you choose and the type of railing and details that you include. You can select from styles that range from formal to rustic. The Royal Deck design team can work with you to create a custom deck design that matches your personality and needs.

Which Features Do You Need?

You can add many features to your deck. They add character and help you extend the use of the space. One of the features you will need to consider is lighting. You can use general lighting or lighting where it is most needed, such as above a dining area. You can also choose to spotlight an important feature. You can also add a shaded area, plant boxes, and seating benches. There are many more ideas, and our team of experts can help you explore your options.

Royal Deck is a family-owned business with over 10 years of experience building outdoor areas that include gazebos, pavilions, pergolas, and decks. We can also install louvred roof systems and do deck resurfacing of an existing deck. We are a part of the Naperville community, but we also serve many of the surrounding suburbs in Chicago. If you would like to discuss your deck project with our team of professionals, contact us, and we will be happy to discuss your ideas with you.