Deck as an irreplaceable part of your home

More and more sunny days that we can experience with the arrival of spring, make us spending lots of our time outside. We don’t want to miss any of them. While some people prefer active leisure time, other feel like relaxing during drinking coffee and reading an interesting book. If you belong to the second group, you probably realize that having a deck is just necessary then. Those, who decided on its installation, say that they couldn’t imagine their life without it now!

Deck installation – what’s the most frequently asked questions?

Is some permit needed to build a deck? Unfortunately, in most circumstances yes. If you plan to have a deck that will be over 12 above grade, you will be probably required to have such a document. On the other hand, the deck that is less than 12 above grade is considered as a patio and no permission is obligate. However, these rules often change and that’s way it’s worthy to always check them up to date. Should I look for a licensed company? That’s a must! Every reliable home improvement contractor should provide you with that and moreover, with a certificate of workers compensation insurance. How long does a typical project installation last? It depends on many factors, but according to smaller projects the average time is about one week, while these bigger ones can require even two or three weeks. What’s the material that my deck should be made of? The truth is that both iron and wood are appropriate. For wood porches a southern yellow pine is often being used, while for ironwork it’s a hot-dipped hardware. Actually, it just has to be tailored to your taste and to your home’s design. It refers not only to materials – that’s you who decide how your dreamed deck should finally look like.