Things You Should Know Before Building a Deck

“We love our house and love being in it, and I’m so happy to have the additional square footage our deck creates. We used to be sad looking at our deck, but now we’re happy!

These are the words of Mary Pascoe, a homeowner who needed some outdoor remodeling in Bloomington. After searching online for deck and backyard patio ideas, Mary and her husband, Todd, decided to go with a deck that has now become an extension of their home. From family dinners to rest and relaxation, their new cedar deck is functional and looks beautiful. And with just a few steps down to the backyard, it’s a perfect fit for their family

So how do you choose a deck that’s right for your family? Here’s some information that might help make the decision easier:

  1. There are lower-level decks, second story decks, walk-out decks, and two-tier decks. Before you move forward, determine why you want a deck, where you want your deck, and set your budget, so you know what’s possible.
  2. The most common options for durable decking are treated pine (KDAT), cedar, and composite. Other options include wood tile systems, aluminum, PVC, stone tile, and decks with porcelain tiles. and a variety of exotic wood plank choices.
  3. Popular choices for railings include treated wood with vertical balusters, cedar with vertical balusters, aluminum, and composite. You can also customize with glass, metal, steel cables, mesh panels, and other artistic options.
  4. There are a lot of options for staircases, including stair riser boards and fascia. Choose from cedar, composite, paintable PVC, treated pine, steel, stone, porcelain, and more.
  5. Don’t forget the skirting! Dress up your deck with cedar, treated pine, or composite lumber skirting, arranged horizontally or vertically.

Your new deck can be both fashionable and functional. As a Minneapolis deck builder, Minnehaha Remodeling knows there are many low maintenance options that look great and hold their value. And remember, a deck is a good investment because it will increase your property values.

So, plan to step up in style onto a new deck, like Mary Pascoe did last summer. “I look at it from the yard, and it warms my heart,” she says. “I’m no longer worried that people will fall through the boards. This deck is strong and will last for many years.”
Minnehaha Remodeling would love to build you the deck of your dreams!