Easy ways to add a Deck to a house

Outdoor extensions add to the beauty and grace of a house. Porches look stunning but are not that easy to install. Decks are an easy alternate for outdoor sitting and entertainment. Addition of a deck may require some amount of demolition to make way for the newer installation. The best way to do this is to call in the experts and that proceed with the deck installation. Focus Demolition offers an internal strip out service for houses that do not require a complete demolition.

Once the area has been cleared the deck can be installed. Doing this by yourself is not that tough if you can translate thoughts to actionable items. Here is a simple tutorial on installing a deck. However if you prefer to have this done by an external agency then just keep a few pointers in mind when you start work on the deck:

Decide on the materials you want to use. Options are many. So opt for a material based on the use the deck will be put to as well as the time and help available in maintaining the deck. When it comes to wood decking boards select the best quality that you can afford. Avoid curved and cupped boards. Weather and time will make your wood boards move via expansion and contraction, so make sure you space the boards apart. Here are some basic types of deck material that you can choose from.

The frills that you put in place. Is the fireplace important. Do you require a separate bar on the deck? Do not compromise on the safety standards. The ledger that attaches the deck to the house, proper fastenings, the footings for the deck – all need to cater to the safety standards. Not sure what these are. Read this comprehensive guide on deck safety standards.

Get the permit so that you have no legal hassles at a later date. The height and size of deck depends on the permissible height allowed by local authorities. So check this out before installing a deck.