If you enjoy the outdoors, adding a deck to your home is likely to be a worthwhile investment. A deck allows you to maximize your outdoor living space and increase your home’s value. It is also the perfect place to hold weekend get-togethers or to relax with a good book after work.
If you are planning to build a deck, you should start by doing some research into how a deck is constructed. By doing so, you can prepare a detailed, accurate budget for your renovation. Read on as ABM Services & Renovations discusses the three main factors you need to consider.
Your deck requires framing to support your concrete footers, support posts, beams, joists and ledger boards. Even if other parts of your deck are made from other materials, the framing is almost always built with pressure-treated wood. The cost of the framing will depend on the size, height and the way the deck is attached to your home. In addition, the lumber prices may also vary where you live.
Your choice of material depends on what you are looking for in a deck. If you want it to be easy to maintain, choose manufactured boards. Wood is the perfect choice if you want to highlight the deck’s classic appearance. There are a plethora of selections, including pressure-treated wood, cedar, redwood, PVC and composite deck boards. Get in touch with us if you want detailed pricing information on any of these options to help you make an informed decision.
You have numerous options when it comes to deck railing. If you’re going for a more traditional look, you can use the same material as the deck flooring. When picking out the material, make sure to consider the cost of maintenance as well as its resistance to rot and insects. Durable materials may include aluminum, stainless steel cables, vinyl and metal.
For your home exterior improvement needs, talk to our experts at ABM Services & Renovations. Call us today at (770) 282-3700 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Atlanta and McDonough, GA.