Installing a deck in your exterior space is a worthwhile home improvement project to consider. It allows you to create a seamless connection between your indoors and outdoors, expanding your current living area. Before building one, however, you must first make sure its design suits both your tastes and functional requirements.
PJ Sullivan Exteriors, one of the top deck installation and door replacement companies in the area, shares some tips to consider when choosing the right style for your deck.
Determine How It’s Going to Be Used
Part of planning a deck installation is knowing how it is going to be utilized. Will it be used for entertaining? If you are looking to host dinner parties with friends or extended family, you’ll need adequate space. It should have enough room for people to move around and to cook food on the grill, as well as essentials like a table-and-chairs set.
Consider Your Home’s Exterior
The design of the deck depends on how your home exterior looks. A platform deck is built low to the ground and can accommodate a lot of guests. A raised deck works best if your home’s first level is above grade or you have a steep yard. This would require safety railings as opposed to the former. If you own a multi-level home, you can choose to build several platform decks connected with steps to create a more engaging outdoor living space. Deck installation and window replacement companies often do an inspection first to determine the right choice of deck design.
Choose the Best Materials
When choosing the best materials for your deck design, make sure to think about the level of maintenance and the cost of replacement. Low-maintenance options like fiber cement, pressure-treated wood and aluminum can save you time and money in the long term. Other components, particularly for the deck’s railing, must be considered as well.
PJ Sullivan Exteriors can help you design the deck that’s just right for your home’s aesthetics and your lifestyle. As a design/build company, our team will begin your project with your vision in mind. Count on us to install custom entry doors to complement your new deck and your home’s exterior. Give us a call at (201) 857-0600 (New Jersey) or (914) 768-3002 (New York). You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.