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Things to Consider Before Building a Deck

Building a deck

You want to add a deck to your Denver home, but you don't know where to start. Decks are investments that provide homeowners with spaces to entertain and relax. Before rushing into deck construction, make sure that you do your research, and hire an experienced remodeling contractor.


Factors that may influence your deck construction include privacy, the size of the lot, the climate and weather, the amount of sunlight and shade, the proximity to the home, and the view from inside the house. Perhaps the most significant factor is the size of the lot because it determines what you can and can't do in the space. Your remodeling contractor will take these factors into consideration as you're making deck building decisions.


Decks can serve many purposes, so during your deck planning, you must determine how your deck will serve your household. Do you intend to use your deck as an area for gardening, entertaining, or dining? Will you install a pool or hot tub and use the deck for relaxation?


Regardless of your budget, you'll be able to build a deck you'll enjoy. However, the price of the materials, design, installation, features, and size of the deck will affect the cost of overall deck construction, so make choices regarding your deck while adhering to your budget.


Choosing a material for your deck can be difficult because each type of decking has its own advantages and disadvantages. When selecting a decking material, consider pressure-treated woods, tropical hardwoods, cedar, redwood, and aluminum.

Design and Size

The design and size of your deck is mostly determined by your budget, location, and preferences. You'll want your deck to flatter your house's architectural style and landscaping. When planning your deck's design with your remodeling contractor, consider building a corner deck, layered deck, or curved deck.

If you have any questions or concerns during the deck planning process, don't hesitate to ask for your contractor's input. If you've determined the size, design, and materials of your new Denver deck, contact Christie's Design Build Remodeling, a trusted remodeling contractor.

If you have questions about your new deck installation project plans, give us a call today at 303-833-4715 or complete our online request form.