Building a deck involves a lot of planning and consideration that it may sometimes seem overwhelming. However, keeping your focus on a few fundamental things can make the process, especially the decision-making, easier for you.
PJ Sullivan Exteriors, one of the area’s most reputable exterior renovation contractors, discusses some essential considerations to make before constructing a deck.
How do you plan to use the deck? In answering this question, it’s crucial to be realistic about how you see yourself using this outdoor living space. A deck can have many purposes — it can be a dining area, an entertaining area, or an outdoor space where you can still enjoy your privacy.
Similar to picking a luxury front door, you have to consider the specific area where your deck will be built. Wherever you decide to place your deck, take note of how the following things can affect your design choices:
proximity to your home
sun and shade
rain and snow
Of course, money is often a critical factor in home improvement projects. It affects various aspects like the size of your deck, the details and level of intricacy you want to incorporate in the design, your choice of lumber, and the contractor you’re going to hire.
Other Things to Keep in Mind
With the three essential considerations mentioned above, you can make informed decisions regarding deck materials, size, shape and design. For materials, wood is usually the most popular choice, but alternatives like plastic, aluminum and composite decking may fit certain requirements.
PJ Sullivan Exteriors is known for its superior craftsmanship, attention to detail and top-notch customer service. Our expertise includes chimney repair, siding, roofing and more. Call us at (201) 857-0600 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve customers in Bergen County, NJ.