Get Fresh Ideas for Your New Deck

by | Mar 30, 2015 | Construction and Maintenance

A deck is a great addition to a home. It can be used for a variety of reasons and could also be just a place to sit and get some sunshine. Whether you want a big or small deck, something standard or fancy, plan for a lounger and a barbeque or an entire outdoor living space with all the bells & whistles available you?ll find a large assortment of options out there. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan for it as well as some ideas to help you get some inspiration.

Look at Deck Photos Online

You?ll find a number of local contractors who do decks in your city will have online galleries with photos of projects they have worked on. This can serve you for two reasons:

1. You?ll see what the deck contractor is capable of. You?ll see how good they are at building beautiful decks.
2. You?ll get inspired. You?ll see ideas for materials, shapes, and features on decks that could get your dream deck into your mind?s eye.

Think about Deck Materials

There are a lot of different decks out there. Most decks are wood but there are many different types of wood. The wood you choose will be chosen based on a variety of factors, like the climate you live in as well as your budget. Some people prefer composite decking as an alternative to wood decks, which looks quite a bit like wood but doesn?t need refinishing. This is particularly popular in harsher climates than some place like San Antonio, TX where the weather is milder.

In addition to the deck itself, you?ll think about hardware and finishes, as well.? Do you want any metals like copper or iron integrated with railings, hardware, etcetera? A good deck professional can help you navigate all of your options.

Once you have ideas of what sort of deck you are going to move forward with it?ll be time to choose the deck contractor for the job. Getting a few quotes is a good idea and gives you an opportunity to measure the companies in your area who appear qualified for the job.? Be open minded when you meet with a consultant and you could find that they educate you even further, helping you see even more options for the perfect deck.

San Antonio decks and other remodeling can be done by Shaw Company. Contact us for a consultation.

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