When looking at regular wood deck designs, many homeowners take on the project themselves as they feel that they can save money and have the deck they always wanted. Yet building decks without carefully planning out the project can lead to serious problems, quality issues and an unsafe outdoor space that could be a detriment to your home. Here at Arbutus Sundecks, we want to provide you with important tips to consider when you plan on building a wood deck.
Your neighborhood may have special zoning and code considerations when a person goes to build wood deck. If you live in an area that operates under a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), they may have set rules on whether people can build decks, the size of the decks, and the color or style of deck materials that are allowed. So you will need to contact the HOA for more information.
You also have to check with local government offices in regards to building code requirements and permits. Working with an established company, such as Arbutus Sundecks, allows you to have peace of mind that you can get all the permits you need while getting the deck built to specifications. We also can help you check for underground utility features such as buried cables, water pipes and wires.
Another problem some homeowners experience during the building a deck is that they want the best materials at the lowest prices. Yet they don’t know where to look. Building a deck cost can skyrocket over your initial budget because you begin purchasing materials while your construct the deck, making it harder to track your expenses. Also, because many people don’t have previous construction experience, they may make a mistake when building a wood deck and have to tear it down to start from scratch again. This situation can raise their construction costs.
Let Arbutus Sundecks help you figure out the costs of building decks that will work within your budget. We offer cost-effective building materials that provide superior quality and durability so the deck looks great for years to come and will require little maintenance.
When you build wood deck, there are several different components that you have to understand and take into consideration. You must decide on the framing components, decking, railing, stairs and finishing touches such as fascia. Once you take these aspects into consideration, you can design the right deck that fits into your outdoor space and will provide room for lounging, dining, and recreational activities.
Working with a qualified deck installation and repair company can allow you to get the deck that you always wanted. Contact Arbutus Sundecks today for a free quote as we can help you plan out, design and construct your new deck.