Should You Get a Deck in 2022?
A beautiful, sturdy backyard deck is a dream for most homeowners. Decks serve as the perfect spot to host guests, barbeque on a nice grill, and enjoy the pleasant, summer evenings. However, prior to jumping into a deck installation project, there are a few factors to consider.
Haggerty Windows & Siding, your roofing, siding, and deck installation experts, discuss what you should know below.
Consider Wind Directions
Understanding which way the winds tend to blow during the summer, spring, and early fall can help you choose where to put your deck or if you’ll need additional renovations first in order to make it comfortable. For example, if you plan on lazing about and suntanning on it in the summer, it wouldn’t be smart to place it directly in the path of a chilly Northern breeze!
You can’t plan for everything, but you can plan for what’s common. A smart deck builder will help you choose a potential location for their work that allows you to maximize its comfort.
Consider What You’ll Use Your Deck For
Prior to building your deck, you will need to consider all the events you will need it for. For example, if you simply desire a space for your hot tub, you’ll need to make sure that the deck underneath it is made of a material that can withstand moisture and water spillage. If you’re planning on using your new deck for hosting and entertaining, you might consider a layout with wide swaths of open space that you can move furniture into and out of as you please.
Decks are wonderfully versatile; you don’t need to pick one primary purpose for the investment to be worthwhile. Simply knowing loosely what you want to get out of the purchase both this year and in the future will help your deck builder and you towards success.
Consider Sunlight and Shade
Few spaces around your home will be in full sun or full shade 24/7, but taking into account the common tendencies of a space will let you know if you need to do anything special for deck care—and help you assess if you’re ready for that. Case in point, certain deck materials will fade more quickly than others in the sun, so you’ll need to be ready for that ahead of time.
Haggerty Windows & Siding: Dream Bathrooms, Decks and More
Add a little pizazz to your home this year with the help of Haggerty Windows & Siding. Our team of siding contractors, roof replacement contractors, and more has the drive and experience to get the job done right. Reach our Urbandale office today at 515-953-6999.