Do the chilly days of February have you dreaming of warmer weather? Although the days may seem grey now, spring will be here before we know it. What better way to start the season than with a brand new deck to enjoy the weather? Now is the time to map out your oasis so you can bask in the sun for the rest of the year.
Choose Your Material
Not all decks are created equal, and there are several materials to choose from when building your custom deck. Traditional wood decks are an excellent choice because of their classic look and durability, with cedar and pressure treated woods being among the most popular. These decks often require regular treatment, including stains and weather treatments to keep them lasting throughout temperature changes and inclement weather in any season. However there are also other affordable options beyond traditional wood decks that may better fit the needs of your family, including low maintenance options such as wood composites. These composite materials often consist of wood fiber and plastic to create a durable synthetic material that successfully imitates the look of a traditional wood deck without the need for treatment or weatherproofing throughout the year.
Select Your Custom Style
Once you have selected the right material for your deck, you can then choose one of many beautiful custom styles to fit the shape and style of your home. Whether you love to read outside on a sunny afternoon or host summer parties with several guests, there is a deck for every family with custom styles. Consider one of these four options for your next outdoor addition:
- Platform Decks – Simple in design, these decks sit lowest to the ground and work well with custom landscaping options.
- Raised Decks – Sitting higher than a Platform Deck, these decks are the best option for houses with higher first levels.
- Multi-Level Decks – Slightly more complex in their design, these decks work well for sloped properties and are especially great for entertaining.
- Freestanding Decks – These decks are detached from the house and sit independently as part of your landscaping.
Your deck should be the perfect accent to your home and yard, including everything that you envision for you and your family. By mapping out your needs and wants for your custom deck early, you are better prepared to present your plan to a team of professionals who can bring your dream to life.
Build Your Dream Deck with United Fence & Deck Today
No matter your fence or deck needs, you can rely on United Fence & Deck to meet them. We’ve got a reputation as a family-owned business for providing great service and prices. Call us today for a free estimate at (410) 487-2561! If you’re looking for the BEST fences and decks out there, we’re here to help.