Outdoor living spaces, such as decks, have always been a popular home improvement project. A new deck can certainly make your residence feel more like home, and it can help increase your property’s resale value. With the many benefits that you can expect from a new deck, this type of project is definitely worth the investment.
Here are the top features that your deck should have to ensure you’re creating a safe space for everyone.
Railings are recommended for decks that are 30 inches tall or higher. They should be at least three feet high, reaching the waist of a person with an average height. Apart from keeping people safe from falling to the ground, railings can also be effective at keeping intruders out (such as animals that may wander into your yard and onto your deck).
Your deck needs to have adequate structural support that will remain sturdy for several years. Unless your deck is freestanding, it should have a ledger board that is attached to your home. Pressure-treated wood is generally recommended in the installation. Furthermore, the boards must be straight, smooth and perfectly aligned. It’s best to avoid using brick, stone or concrete for the ledger board.
The flashing should be waterproof and corrosion-resistant since this component will connect your deck to the main home. Furthermore, it ensures your home is safe from water damage as it keeps water in your deck from seeping into your home.
Jeff Woods Construction takes the time to listen to the client’s needs, ensuring that we can deliver results that people have envisioned for their homes. Apart from remodeling and roofing projects, we also specialize in whole house generator systems.
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