Things to Consider When You’re Building a Deck


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Outdoor decks can be a fantastic addition to any home. You’ll end up using your yard more often, and may even find you and your family spending more time together outside. Plus, a new deck can immediately raise the resale value of your home.

Of course, you’ll want to make sure that the contractors you hire are experienced and licensed professionals. Make sure they’ll be able to design your deck from the ground up and build it to be not just an addition to your home, but an extension of your home.

At 112 Home Improvement Inc., our Long Island remodeling contractors can design your deck with you, making sure that it’s perfect for your home and your family. During the design part of your project, there are some important factors that you’ll want to consider:

Location

When you start planning your deck, the first thing to consider is your deck’s location and surroundings. Think of the deck’s size and shape, and the landscape that will surround it. You want your new deck to be an integral part of both your home and your landscape—sort of a bridge between the outdoor and indoor parts of your home.

Access

This comes back to location: Make sure you’re building the deck in a place that is convenient and accessible. Think about whether an existing door or wall will need to be removed, or if you’ll need to add one. You’ll want to have easy access to your deck, not just from the inside of your Island home, but to and from your yard as well.

Direction

Think about the direction that your Long Island home faces, and which direction your new custom deck will face. The direction your deck faces determines which parts of the day it’ll be receiving the most sunlight. If there’s going to be too much sunlight pouring in when it’s evening, you may way to consider installing some lattices or a pergola to help give you some shade or protect you from winds.

Design

The deck should be an extension of your home. So you’ll want it to naturally blend in with the aesthetics that are already a part of your home and of your landscape. Our custom deck building contractors can make sure your deck is a perfect extension of your Long Island home, and that’s it complementary to your landscape.

We’ll help you with the planning of your design, choosing materials, and always provide you with an honest and accurate estimate of the work we plan to do. Our goal is your complete satisfaction, and we’ll work to make sure that your new deck is perfect for you, your home, and your family.

Materials

Most of the time, wood is used to build decks—usually a cedar wood or redwood, which is then stained and sealed. You may also want to consider using recycled materials. We can help you decide on the perfect material for your uses, and we can make sure that it’s properly sealed so that you don’t see water damage or other damages in the near future.

If you’re looking for deck building services in Long Island, call 112 Home Improvement Inc. at 631-380-7901, or complete our online request form.