You don’t have to take Deck and Patio’s word for it. When searching online, you’ll see deck builders, deck product manufacturers, lumber companies, all saying that fall is not just a great time, but perhaps the best time, to build a deck.
Whether you need to replace your old one, or you are starting from scratch, as summer ebbs, think deck design/build.
“For one thing,” says our own Dave Stockwell, “the ground in fall is usually drier than in spring. Not to mention, plants and grass take better to being disturbed at this time of year.”
Another popular reason for building in fall is design and build firms like Deck and Patio have a bit more available time in their hectic schedules. Fall weather is also usually very good, which allows for outdoor construction jobs to get done quickly.
Plus, with the addition of a few special amenities like a custom fire pit, patio cover, and, perhaps space heaters, the outdoor season can be stretched far beyond early fall.
The structure of a deck is most often attached to the house. It’s usually elevated, that is, designed to suit the “lay of the land.” The land’s topography also helps determine how high and how many levels it should be.
In addition to choosing the right design/build experts, the most important thing is choosing the deck material you want to use, i.e., natural wood, capped composite and pressure-treated wood.
Here’s some of the most commonly used deck materials:
Of course, there are advantages and limitations to each of these.
Safety Is Extremely Important
All of our decks are built to code, including concrete footings 36″ deep and 12″ diameter. Our decks are designed to be safe and unique. For those clients not wishing to go with the traditional rectangular deck, an angular (octagonal), rounded, or curved deck and rails can be designed to suit their outdoor needs.
Make It Multi-Seasonal and Comfortable
There’s lots of custom options for your deck, including special railings, deck design inlays, custom seating, built-in fire pits,
Here’s just a sampling of some Deck and Patio projects: