With COVID restrictions unlikely to be eased anytime soon, summer will still be a little different than usual. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be as enjoyable. If you want to spend more time with family and friends, building a deck would be a great idea.
Keep in mind there are a few things you need to consider before building a deck. One of them is the deck type or style.
Edward Klecka Construction Company, your trusted exterior and roof repair contractor, shares tips on choosing a deck type below:
What Will Your Deck Be Mostly Used For?
Function and design can never be separated. For instance, if you plan on using your deck for gatherings and more casual get-togethers, it would be a good idea to add stairs leading to the backyard to allow guests to roam and spread out.
Is Privacy a Big Concern?
Without a fence or any barrier, it can be hard to get privacy on your deck. If privacy is one of your biggest concerns, you can have your deck built off the second story, away from prying eyes. And for added privacy and a bit of flair, latticework panels can be incorporated into your new deck.
How Much Sunlight Does Your Deck During the Day?
Sunlight can be too much of a good, which is why you also should take into account seasonal shade patterns and the times of the day when you’ll most likely be using your deck. Here’s a pro-tip: Awnings are an efficient and cost-effective way to create shade during the hottest times of the day.
One more thing: Don’t forget that your new deck’s design should complement the rest of your exterior. Remember: When it comes to exterior design, consistency is key. For more design tips or info on the different deck and roof types, consult a local contractor.
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Edward Klecka Construction Company offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof replacement and deck construction services. To request a quote, call us at (805) 657-3200 or fill out this form.