For those looking to upgrade their home, there are a number of ways to make it more functional year-round. Adding a beautiful outdoor decking is one of the most popular additions, working to provide a great place for hosting events with friends and spending family time outside. Perhaps one of the best benefits of a decking is how it naturally increases the home’s value.
1-Design Features and determine your needs
A design based on how your family planned to use the space. Make sure your table will fit comfortably. A good rule of thumb is to add 4 feet all the way around the table so that people can walk behind those who are seated.
2-Deck Boards material
The first thing to know about choosing a deck material is that all decks use treated lumber for the framing, which is the structural part of the deck that you don’t usually see unless you’re underneath it. So the decision process usually involves only the materials that will make up the decking surface and railings. You have two main categories of deck materials to choose from: wood or composite.
The majority of decks built today are made of wood. The main reason people choose wood is for the initial cost savings. The main reason people choose composite or manmade deck materials is for the low maintenance required.
Deck railing is a guard rail to prevent people falling from decks, stairs and balconies of buildings. Deck railings are visible from all sides of a deck and are very important to the final appearance of your design. You can get metal, aluminum or vinyl, wood or glass deck railing.
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