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Decks  /  May 31, 2022

3 Reasons To Add a Deck To Your Home

Why add deck to your home

Do you feel that the exterior of your home is missing something? Do you find that your outdoor space isn’t adequately functional? If so, you should consider hiring deck services in Red Deer to install a new deck on your home. Need more convincing? Here are some specific ways that having a deck could benefit you and your family.

1. More Space To Entertain

If you are someone who likes to entertain frequently, and you particularly like to take advantage of the nice weather during the summer, a deck is a great addition. It allows you to extend your entertainment area outside while still providing easy access to the indoors. In a way, it acts as a bridge between the house and the yard.

You can add amenities geared toward the type of entertaining you like to do. For example, if you like outdoor cooking, you can include a grill as part of the deck, which makes it much more convenient for you. A hot tub makes your deck more inviting for guests and also allows you to relax by yourself. Granted, this adds a lot to the cost of the project and requires you to build a fairly large deck, but if you have the means and the space available, this can be an investment that yields a significant return.

2. Built-in Storage Space

Many homeowners have large pieces of equipment that can be difficult to store. If you live in Alberta, you may have some snow equipment for winter, most likely shovels and snow blowers but possibly a plow attachment for your pickup. You may also have yard tools such as a lawnmower. These types of equipment can make your life much more convenient when they are in season, but they can be difficult to store when they are not.

While you are probably building a deck primarily for recreational purposes, you may find that it provides a solution to your storage problems as well. There is often vacant space underneath a deck that you can use for storing outdoor toys and tools. Have your neighbours complained about the unsightly clutter around your yard? Put up some latticework around the storage area, and they shouldn’t have cause to complain again. If they do continue to complain, you can try to appease them by inviting them to a cookout on your new deck.

You’ll have more space under your deck for storage if you build it on the second level or if you have a backyard that slopes away from the house. If your deck is built close to the ground level, you’ll have less space for storage, but you may be able to come up with some creative ways to use the space you do have.

3. Increased Home Value

If you can see the benefit of more entertaining space with some extra amenities, as well as more storage space, chances are that other people can appreciate it as well. Therefore, deck installation in Red Deer may help to increase your home value. This can be a win-win situation for you: You get to enjoy the deck for as long as you live in your home, and then you can set a higher sale price if and when you decide to sell it. The popularity of decks is trending upward, so you should be able to find plenty of buyers who are willing to pay extra for one.

If you are building a deck with an eye toward increasing home value, you do have to take the design of your deck and the material you use into consideration.

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We can install a new deck for you now and perform repair services and maintenance for you in the future as needed. Find out more about what our deck services include.

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