It’s summertime, and that means spending time outdoors, hosting cookouts for friends and family. The best way to take properly take advantage of the warm weather (and be the host with the most) is to get yourself a new deck. A new deck not only gives you a space to enjoy the summer festivities, but it can also add to the value of your home.

Things to Consider Before Building

  • There are two types of decks to consider: raised and grade-level. Your house and your yard can help you determine what kind of deck to build. For instance, a ranch-style house isn’t suited for a raised deck. You also might want to have a deck designed that fits the look and architecture of your home. There are also attached and unattached decks, and you have to consider which type works for you.
  • Decks require proper space and your deck size depends on your yard and how you plan to use it. If you want to entertain on it, you’ll probably need a larger deck.
  • Do you want shade over your deck? Are you willing to also invest in a pergola or an awning?

The Cost of a New Deck

According to HGTV, the cost of a deck can run anywhere from $15 per square foot to $35. That’s a big difference. It all depends on what type of deck you’re looking for and how elaborate the design.

Keep in mind that building a deck for your home could increase insurance costs and property taxes. But that’s because you’re adding value and livable space to your home.

Decks are a big undertaking, and they require an experienced contractor. Luce Contracting has the experience you need for building a safe, quality deck. Contact us for your free quote and let us deliver the deck of your dreams!