With the situation being what it is and families planning on staying close to home this summer, lots of Marlborough area homeowners are having new decks installed. If you’re planning on doing the same thing, here are some tips on how to get the most for your money:
Work with a Builder Who Specializes in Decks
Lots of people are looking for work right now, and many of them will tell you it’s absolutely no problem to build your deck – even if deck design and construction is not normally part of what they do. It may be true that just about anyone can build a deck – but it’s also absolutely true that not everybody can build a great deck. And for your home, and your family? You want a great deck.
Have Your Deck Designed
There’s no such thing as a great, standard deck. That’s why you want to have your deck designed. Deck design results in an outdoor living space that’s customized to meet your family’s specific needs while complementing your home’s appearance and boosting curb appeal.
Deck design involves both form and function. That’s why your Marlborough deck designer will ask you a lot of questions about your family and how you plan to enjoy your deck. For example, if you have smaller children – especially babies and toddlers – it’s a great idea to have a shade feature that allows the kids to enjoy the outdoors without getting overheated.
Choose Composite Decking Materials
Many of the families who are having decks installed in Marlborough now are doing so because it’s a unique opportunity to do so. It’s a good idea to invest your funds in decking materials that can really stand the test of time. Composite decking is available in a variety of colors, doesn’t twist, warp or split when it’s really hot or very cold, and resists damage from moisture, insects, and mildew. It lasts an incredibly long time and is planet friendly.