Decks are an excellent way to extend your living space and enjoy time outside. However, its installation should be meticulously designed and executed to suit your home. So, if you’re thinking of designing your own deck, there are a few things you should keep in mind, including deciding whether or not your deck should be level with your house.
Raised decks are often customized. They are designed to complement the architecture and style of your home. Raised decks attached to the second floor are common in elevated ranch-style ramblers with split-level flooring. The height of the external stairs to the deck can be the same as the height of the inside stairwell. To allow easier access, the height of the deck corresponds to the height of the backdoor. Outside steps can also be built to provide a second entrance to the deck from the backyard.
Building a deck on the same level as your home is also known as building the deck “at grade”. If you want to build a deck easily and with less planning, a reliable deck company would advise a level deck, given that this is a simpler structure to construct. The problem is that it is more susceptible to moisture damage. You can request water-resistant materials to be used or add waterproofing seals to the support joists so that the deck does not suffer from water damage.
Either leveled or raised, each option has its pros and cons. It all comes down to your preference, but there are some factors you can consider when deciding. Regardless of your choice, it’s best to have a dependable contractor to assist you with your deck-building project.
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