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Home Improvement  /  February 17, 2021

A Guide to Deck Installation in Boise, ID

Professional Advice and a Guide to Deck Installation in Boise, ID & Surrounding Areas

When it’s wintertime, you might find yourself thinking about what projects you can start working in on the spring when preparing for summertime. Deck installation is a great way to get more use out of your backyard and to enjoy the space you have. Keep on reading to learn more about deck installation.

Planning Your Deck

As you start brainstorming, think about how you will use your deck and what you need from it. For example, do you want a deck to set up your patio furniture, a deck up to your pool, or as a cookout space? With these ideas in mind, it’s time to start looking for professional handymen to help you make your deck a reality. Be sure to go on multiple estimates to find handymen who are willing to work with you, your unique tastes, budget, and needs.  

The Decking

For your deck, you can choose from pressure treated wood which runs less expensive than other options and requires regular maintenance; composite is made of wood, plastic, and glue so it requires less maintenance and lasts longer; vinyl or plastic decks are free of maintenance but can be affected by the weather and damaged in conditions of extreme heat.


If you are choosing to install steps, you will need a cement pad to keep your stairs level. For railing, this is a highly customizable opportunity from picking different materials, styles, and looks. Stairs are a nice addition to have as a centerpiece bringing guests to your deck.


Railing is usually 3-feet high and has posts at the corner and throughout the deck. Post caps are recommended to help the water run off and not pool on your posts. Get creative with the styles and colors of wooden to plastic posts, rails, and more. Railing will be installed after the deck has been installed.

From planning, installing, staining, and preparing your deck, it’s easiest to work with a professional handyman who will be able to guide you through the creative process. A deck installation will add value to your home monetarily and in terms of enjoyment—so start planning today!

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