It’s outdoor deck construction season!
Summer is here and it’s time to get on that outdoor deck!
How we have suffered through the grueling winter longing to be outside, only to be met with a broken down, beat up hunk of wood handing out splinters and becoming a major hazard to everyone that beholds it.
It’s high time you fix up that deck – rather, destroy the old one and start the summer right with a fresh new deck your family can enjoy for years to come!
Not only will your family thank you for this warm getaway in the comforts of your home, but it will absolutely improve the quality of your home and the value your house might get on the market.
On the scale of home renovations, outdoor decks are probably the least expensive and less obtrusive. Because of its immediate popularity once the temperatures hits above 5 degrees in Canada, taking care of this outdoor eyesore before summer really hits, is a must!
If you’re looking to go all out with top of the line redwood lumber to rough in a hot tub, you’re probably looking at about $30-$35 per square foot. If you’re thinking along the less expensive route, you can look at about $8-$10 per square foot for your deck.
Consider using a professional renovation expert to construct your outdoor deck for all the right reasons:
- Demolition on a deck can get very dicey with loose nails and rotted wood. Underneath your deck there could be a multitude of dead animals, poisonous toxins and other dangerous items a homeowner might not be prepared for.
- Careful planning must be taken into account when laying down the foundation for a new deck. As important as the actual structure of the deck is, the underlying foundation for the deck is equally, if not more important as it keeps your outdoor deck standing!
- Sizing and layout are of utmost importance as you’ll want to make sure you maximize your space outdoors and proper measurements can be key, if not vital. Other restrictions such as zoning codes and neighbor lines can be crossed if not done properly.
Where you would want to save money is by doing the finishing touches to your deck, like the outdoor furniture or outdoor lighting that will give it the proper oomph your deck deserves.
So get out there this summer and make it a great one with a beautiful new deck that will be the envy of your neighborhood and the joy of your family for years to come!