Q: Why did the duck fly south for the winter?
A: Because it was too far to walk.
With an outdoor deck to enjoy, you won’t want to walk or fly anywhere. Before you start planning deck designs, though, you should know whether you will attempt to build a deck yourself or hire a deck building company like UglyDeck.com.
Additionally, top considerations when deciding on a deck include:
1. Permits and Regulations
Before you build a deck, you need to acquire a permit to do so from the city or your local Homeowner Association. This is especially important when you are choosing to build a deck yourself.
2. Outdoor Decking Materials
There are a wide range of outdoor decking materials to choose from, from a large variety of wood to composite decking materials. Most wooden decks require yearly maintenance and intermittent deck repair or deck restoration. Using maintenance free decking materials, like those at UglyDeck.com, may increase the initial cost of building a deck, but require virtually no maintenance.
3. Planning Your Deck Design
The design of your deck depends on the purpose. Is it just for your family, or will you be entertaining large groups? Do you want privacy in your deck design, or do you want an open feeling? You can view several deck design ideas online or at the Burnsville showroom of Minneapolis deck builders UglyDeck.com.
After narrowing down your ideal size, layout, and outdoor decking materials, you will have an idea of the cost of building a deck. Financing options and calculator tools are available at UglyDeck.com. Remember to take long-term care into account!
Safety is an important factor with outdoor decks. The spacing between the railings, deck height, stair width and height, and many others are important for safety. Build with key safety factors in mind, and have regular inspections.
Wondering how to get started? Contact UglyDeck.com with any questions about maintenance free decks, deck railings, and fun features such as an outdoor spiral staircase. Our deck builders are happy to help you take the first step!