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Need to Replace That Old Deck?

… or want to build a new one?

A new deck can bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Not to mention that multi sundeckit can also add value and beauty to your home. Like every other remodeling project it’s a good idea to start out with some type of plan in mind.

So, like the other projects we’ve already talked about the first thing you’ll need to think about is what you want your new deck to accomplish. What type of deck will be the biggest asset to your home?

To help answer these questions I want to tell you about the 7 major kinds of outdoor decks:

Wrap Around Decks:

Just in case you didn’t know porches are considered decks. If you’d like to step out of your front door onto a deck that winds its way around to your back door than this may be exactly what you’re looking for.

This type of deck is best for rural homes or those on a large plot of land.

Porch decks let you follow the sun or shade—which ever you like best—throughout the whole day.

Barbecue Decks:

If you’re looking for a place where you can show off your grilling skills without feeling trapped in the kitchen then this is what you’re looking for.

These decks have become increasingly popular as outdoor grilling has gained in popularity.

Real wood or a wood-like composite decking material is your best choice for this type of deck. It keeps the rustic, outdoorsy tone that goes along with the “man-grill”.

Pool Decks:

sundeckIf you have a pool or plan to have one in the future you’ll want to build a deck around it to take advantage of the “pool” atmosphere.

Pool decks should be easy on your bare feet so choose anything with a smooth, satiny surface. Some decking manufacturers make a composite material specially made to be easy on the feet. If slipping is a worry consider exposed concrete.

Second-story Decks:

These decks are great for parties and if built right can double as a carport. It’s a great place to have a hot tub if you’re into views and convenience. It’s can make a wonderful retreat if you build it off the master bedroom. Just make sure it’s built strong enough.

Free-standing Decks:

sundeckThese are probably the easiest to build as you don’t have to worry about removing siding (or stucco).

They’ll need to be structurally supported on all sides so it’s best to plan these decks carefully. They can be put anywhere on your property but it’s a good idea to remember that they should still be easily accessible.

Multi-level Decks:

sundeckBuilt with a series of decks on different levels multi-level decks are the answer to a large property or one that has changes in elevation due to hills, slopes or rocks.

These decks are often connected by steps or pathways—a great place to let the landscaping designer in you have free reign.

Side-yard Decks:

Side yards are an often forgotten or, sometimes even, embarrassing space. Why not turn that difficult area into something usable?

A private deck coming off the dining room, kitchen or bedroom onto the side yard is a great way to use this space efficiently.

The Bonus Idea:
Even though I’ve listed 7 different types of decks to choose from the number is actually only limited by your imagination. Try combining ideas—extend a second-story deck to surround your above ground pool.

Decks are an outlet for your creativity. Don’t stop at these 7 ideas.

Why not give D4 Construction a call today - we'd be more than happy to help you design and build a deck that's perfect for you and your family's needs.

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