When it comes to improving outdoor living spaces, decks are a popular choice. If you’re thinking about adding a new deck, or even replacing or resurfacing an old deck, there are a lot of things to consider before you get started. These tips from the experts at Fiberon will help you design the right deck for your needs.
Determine Deck Use. Think through all the ways you’ll be using your deck.
Choose Deck Location. For most people, the size and orientation of your house and property limit possible deck locations to one or two areas. Within those areas, think about things like:
Select Deck Materials. Here are some questions to consider when choosing deck materials:
When it comes to the design stage of the process, a new online tool can make it very easy. Fiberon, one of the leading manufacturers of composite decking and railing, offers a Deck Design tool that allows you to select the shape and size of your deck, including the number of levels, stairs, railings — even board widths and footings in addition to choosing from various colors and styles. Once your design is complete, you can print out your deck plans in full color, including a 3-D rendering and a complete materials list.
The addition of a deck is a great way to increase your outdoor living space and add value to your home. Asking the right questions and using the right tools will help you create a deck design that’s truly divine.
To find a contractor in your area, go to http://www.fiberondecking.com/design/findFiberon.