Things to Think About Before Building a Deck

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Like a pergola or a louvered roof, adding a deck to your home or business creates a huge impact on the look, use and enjoyment of your outdoor space. But, as with any architectural addition, there are factors that need to be planned out before picking up a hammer and nails. Luxury Screens offers some things to consider before building a deck.

Make sure it's big enough to hold all the outdoor furniture you plan on putting on the deck, BBQ equipment or an outdoor kitchen, plus room for people to move around comfortably.

Levels and height
It's wise to avoid having a step down from the doorway onto your deck to preserve a good indoor/outdoor flow from your home onto your deck. If you do choose to add levels to your deck, be sure that each level is large enough to be useful.

The stairs down to your garden should be put in a place that makes sense for the flow of both your deck and your landscaping.

A wooden deck looks beautiful but required a lot of maintenance. If that doesn't fit in with your lifestyle, consider other materials like vinyl that require less care.

Exposure and Shade
The addition of a louvered roof to your deck can shield your outside space from direct sunlight and rain, increasing your enjoyment of your new deck.

A deck can be a wonderful addition to any outdoor space. Contact us for more ideas on how you can maximize the look and use of your outdoor spaces for your home or business.

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