Building a new deck is a great way to increase your outdoor living space and boost your home’s value too. Most decks are built with 16- or 20-foot boards, but there are shorter boards available that can save you money. In today’s article, the deck installation and roof repair experts over at ABM Services & Renovations share their top four picks when it comes to decking patterns.
This pattern features the longer 16- and 20-foot boards and is one of the more popular options because it’s easy to install. For obvious reasons, this pattern is ideal for decks that are no larger than 20 feet on each side.
A diagonal pattern entails installing longer boards at a 45-degree angle. Decking and roofing companies may recommend this configuration if you want a more interesting look. While not as economical as a simple horizontal pattern (as it requires more boards), a skilled and experienced contractor can significantly minimize the amount of waste.
3. Transition Board
This makes use of shorter boards and is also quite easy to pull off. It puts a subtle twist on the traditional horizontal pattern by using a transition board running perpendicular to the rest of the deck. This composition helps break the monotony and is also a great way to create separation between different areas on your deck.
Think of the patchwork pattern like parquet flooring. This option is another great way to make use of short boards. This works great on larger decks and if you’re feeling a bit creative, you can even use different types of wood to create a more striking effect.
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