We’ve all learned a lot of lessons in 2020. If one of the things you know now is that your family needs a bigger, better deck, here are four things to consider while you’re researching your options:
- How will you use your new deck?
One of the reasons we’ve been so successful as a decking company in Lowell is we ask homeowners how they plan to use their deck. There’s really no such thing as a ‘standard’ or ‘regular’ deck that makes everyone happy. The best decks are custom designed and built to suit your family’s lifestyle. This means if you love entertaining, design a deck with space for socially distanced outdoor gatherings.
2. How do you feel about shade?
We’re not talking about nasty comments made with style! Instead, we’re focusing on protection from the sun’s hot rays, which can be very important if your family includes small children, elderly family members, or anyone who prefers not getting sunburned. Talk to your Lowell decking company about options such as a deck with a roof, a screen porch built on the deck, or other shade features.
3. How much maintenance work do you like to do?
Some people love to do chores around the house. Other people would prefer to have the place looking great with as little work as possible. If you’re the low-maintenance type, look into composite decking. This planet friendly material comes in a variety of attractive colors, stands up to all four seasons of Lowell weather without warping, splitting or twisting, and resists insect damage completely.
4. When do you want to start having fun?
To maximize the amount of enjoyment you get from your deck next year, the time to start planning is now. Doing your research and deciding which deck features you want to have in place during the fall and winter means that you’ll be ideally positioned to coordinate with your Lowell deck company to have the deck built first thing in the spring.