Posted By admin on April 1, 2014
Have you ever found the perfect home, only to be disappointed to discover it lacks a finished deck, patio or front porch? If so, you should consider the benefits of having a custom-built deck or porch. This has proven to be a solution for many homeowners. A custom-built deck or front porch, like the ones you can have constructed by Archadeck (www.archadeck.com) and other custom deck builders, can transform the landscape in the front or back of your home into something beautiful. Custom-built decks and porches are a great place to enjoy barbecues with family and friends on a nice summer evening. Decks, just like windows, siding and roofs, bear the brunt of extreme temperatures, snow and ice during the winter months and hard rains in the spring months. With an enclosed deck, you can spend the entire year outside.
The best way to have a custom deck built is by hiring a professional company with a good reputation. Call the contractor, and ask if someone could come out to give you a quote. It’s a good idea to try to match the wood on your deck to the wood on your home. If you have a brick home, to try to match the brick design or get as close as possible to the same color brick. Obviously, this all comes down to personal preferences.
Choosing the right wood or brick to mix with your current home is easy. Custom decks are great for uneven and sloping blocks that allow you to increase your available living space, and they offer a better-looking and less expensive alternative to brick or concrete structures. Having nice folding doors that lead to the open deck allow you the chance to extend your inside entertaining area. Higher quality decks can incorporate a nice spa if the structure is fortified.
Large trees offer shade and a natural look and feel to your deck, but be sure to make them a part of your design when planning. Trees will need plenty of room to grow. The best position for a deck is to have it facing north so that you get the most out of the shade in the summer months and more daylight hours in the winter months.
If you want to have a nice outdoor entertaining area in your home, consider having a custom-made deck, patio or porch added to your house today.