Summer season is the best time of the year to cool off in the patio or in the deck. If you are planning on having either then it is never too late to start now. This is to make sure that come summer time, you will have somewhere you can hold a get together or barbecue party with friends. Here are some tips and tricks you could follow if you are planning a do over in your deck or patio.
– Choose a beautiful wood for the deck. To give your deck a new look, it is recommended that you get a new wood deck. It will also provide an additional space for entertainment for the whole family. If you want options for wood that are rot and bug resistant then here are some recommendations: Western Red Cedar, Redwood, Mahogany and Ipe. If you prefer then there are synthetic material that can be used as an alternative. Make sure you let your builder know if you want the support to be hidden from plain sight. For cleaner and simpler look, hidden fasteners may also be used. For the screw, it is best to use coated or stainless steel because it has resistance to corrosion and will last longer.
– If you have the budget and you prefer adding another level then it is best to include in your plans as well. It will add more space for entertaining and improves the overall look of the house.
– Depending on the codes in your area, make sure to ask regarding railing options. It may or may not be required. You will have a better and clearer view without the railings. If your deck is higher, you might want to consider adding railings. Make sure you choose the appropriate material that will provide function and improve the overall look.
– A wood deck can add to the aesthetics of the property but there are also other options available depending on your preference. If you like then your patio can be also made of brick or concrete. The good thing about concrete patio is that is requires less maintenance and the construction is very durable.