Whether you’re adding a new deck to your home or need to upgrade or replace your existing deck, it’s a good idea to start the process by asking yourself some serious questions.
The first set of questions center around how you envision using your new deck. If your family enjoys entertaining, do you need space for an outdoor kitchen, room for a table and chairs, or maybe a built in barbecue or smoker? Perhaps your family is more of the quiet type, and would prefer a deck designed for reading and relaxation. Some families enjoy the bright sunshine, while others prefer the shade and comfort of a screen porch. Knowing what you like in a deck is vital information to have before you meet with your Wayland creative deck designer.
The second set of questions about your new deck have to do with maintenance and upkeep. Now, there are all kinds of people in this world. There are some people who really enjoy having an entire weekend devoted to stripping the deck, sanding any rough spots, doing repair work as needed, and then staining and re-sealing the deck. If this sounds fantastic to you, talk to your creative deck designer about having your new deck built of wood.
If you’re the type of person who can think of sixteen million other things they’d like to do on a free weekend besides stripping, staining, and sealing your deck, you’ll be glad to learn there are other decking options besides wood.
For example, composite decking is a planet-friendly, long lasting alternative to wood decking. Composite decking resists environmental damage – it doesn’t split, warp, twist or bend in the heat, and insects aren’t interested in eating it. It’s available in a variety of bright colors, ranging from classic and traditional shades to eye-popping electrifying colors. Best of all, composite decking requires very minimal maintenance. All that it needs to look great is an occasional spray with the power washer.