We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Carpentry / February 3, 2021
It’s time to begin planning a new deck for your home. From planning the deck, completing the installation, installing stairs, rails, and more—there is a lot of work to do! Keep on reading to discover some highlights about deck installation with the help of professional handymen.
Before you begin the deck installation, plan how you would like your deck and what you will use it for. Do you need a deck around your pool, for dinner parties, or to hang a hammock on and relax with your family? Your deck can be whatever you want it to be.
Depending on what additions you would like to add to your deck, plumbing, electrical, and gas might need to be considered if you have an outdoor kitchen or any appliances.
When planning your deck, the style you would like, the space, and your budget all plays into what materials are best. Wood is a classic, but you must take into account the maintenance, treating, and staining the wood. There is composite material made from a mix of plastic and wood with glue that requires not as much maintenance and lasts longer than wooden desks. Decks can be vinyl or plastic for low maintenance, but these can be damaged by extreme heat and affected by the weather.
Stairs and railing come after the decking and foundation is finished. When installing the stairs, you will need a concrete pad to keep them level and to prevent any sinking. These can be made of wood, plastic, and all in-between depending on your tastes and the style you would like to create.
The railing for your deck installation is traditionally 3-feet high and the posts are spaced from the corners and between. To prevent moisture pooling or building up on the top of your posts, install post caps to create run-off with rain or snow.
Start planning the deck installation you need at your home. Increase value and the appeal of your home with this update. Be sure to schedule multiple estimates to meet and discover the best handymen for your project.