Home Decks  Promote Your Business
Home Decks
ProMatch
Directory
Cost Report
  More Services

Tips on Deck Installation


By ProMatcher Staff



A structured and well-designed deck adds appeal to your dream home. It will also provide more space for you and your family. But doesn’t the idea of cost of building a deck give you sleepless nights? Well, your anxiety can be lowered significantly once you understand the elements associated with deck installation and the associated costs.

Having a deck installed comprises several steps. The first step is to choose where you want to locate the deck. You should first choose a place which is properly ventilated and has adequate space. You also want to consider how you will exit your home to access the deck, and how, if necessary, you will exit the deck to the ground. The elevation of the deck will determine the depth of the footers and the number of steps in the staircase. All of these factors will affect the cost of the deck.

Next you need to consider the size and shape of your deck. The bigger the size of the deck, the more it costs. Additional cost is also realized if the design of your deck involves curves or angles. More intricate designs usually result in more expensive decks. If you plan a simple deck with a rectangular or square shape, you can easily save a lot of money on deck installation costs.

Materials are also relevant to deck installation. You can choose from a wide variety of woods, composite woods and plastic, and a variety of prices as well. The cost of installation will likely be higher if you choose materials that will last the longest and need the least maintenance. For example composite wood material is more expensive, and using it decrease future maintenance, but will increase the cost of your deck installation.

Finally, when planning to install a deck, you need to determine what, if any, additional features you want your deck to include. Features are items such as railing, balusters, electrical outlets, lighting fixtures, a roof or even a screened porch. Keep in mind that some of these features can be added after the initial deck installation to keep down the original costs. Just be sure to plan ahead, so the basic structure can accommodate the addition of features in the future.

Once you’ve contemplated the various elements of deck installation, you will have to decide who will build your deck. One option is to have the deck installed by a professional. If you are handy with tools, there are good deck plan programs online that can guide you through the process, and you can do it yourself. Either way, now that you are familiar with the deck installation process, you can make an informed decision on how to proceed.



Be the first to find this article helpful.

About the Author

ProMatcher Staff, ProMatcher
Orlando, FL 32803

If you would like to re-print this article, please contact the author.
Free Price Quotes from Local Deck Builders.
Click to Get Quotes

Related Topics

Building a Deck
Deck or Porch Repair
Staining a Deck
DIY Deck Construction – A Bad Idea
Learn more about the risks associated with DIY deck building. Thinking about doing it...

The Best Way to Build a Deck Handrail
How to build a treated wood handrail for a deck.

Home Deck Installation Cost
Learn about home deck installation and building costs and what to consider when hiring a...

Materials List for a 10 x 10 Attached Pressure-Treated Deck
List of materials and quantity required to build a simple pressure-treated attached deck...

Free Online Deck Designer
Designing your deck is the first step in the deck building process. Using design...

Free Price Quotes from Local Deck Builders.

Other Related Topics

How to Choose a Deck Design - How Will You Use Your Deck?
There are several design components that are common to almost every deck. Don't forget...

Time to Rethink the Definition of “Deck”?
Decks have evolved beyond the traditional raised wooden platform attached to the back...

Deck Surface Materials
There are numerous choices for deck surface materials, and each has its own unique...

Hiring a Professional Deck Contractor
If you intend to build a dream deck for your home, it is advisable that you hire a...

Free Deck Estimates Available Online
Planning to build a new deck for your home, but in the dark about what it may cost? In...

Editorial Disclaimer: The views expressed in articles published on this website are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of this website or its staff. The articles on this site do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any views, company, or product. Authors affirm that article submissions are their original content or that they have permission to reproduce.

Free Cost Estimates   |   Deck Contractors Directory   |   Home Decks Cost Report   |   Free Business Listing



Home   |   Articles & Videos   |   Affiliates   |   Networking Groups   |   Search by Category   |   Professionals

Terms of Use   |   Privacy   |   About Us   |   Contact Us   |   Member Login

© 2003-2014 - VentureStreet, LLC

Join Our Business Network