Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Wilmington. If you want to be fully prepared to enjoy the season, entertaining your friends and relaxing with your family, you need a great deck. Here’s what’s involved in making it happen:
Step One: Determine How You Want to Use Your New Deck
The way you plan to use your new deck determines what type of design and features you need. Do you do a lot of entertaining and need an outdoor kitchen to feed (& impress!) your guests? Do you have young children who need to be able to enjoy the outdoors comfortably – meaning shade features and perhaps a screened-in area make sense? Are you a sun worshipper who needs the perfect place to position your lawn chair, or a gardener who would love built in planters on the deck?
Finding the Best Wilmington Deck Contractor
Building a deck can be a DIY endeavor, but if you want the fastest, most cost-effective way to get the deck you really want, you’re going to want to work with the pros. When choosing a Wilmington deck contractor, you’re going to be happier if you pick a company that specializes in outdoor living construction – including decks, patios, sunrooms, and three-screen porches.
General contractors sometimes take on these smaller scale projects for extra money, but their main focus is on larger construction jobs. Choose a specialist and you’ll get focused expertise, a better result, and a deck that looks great.
Decks Vs Sunrooms Vs Screen Porch
If you know you want more outdoor living space, but you’re not sure what’s right for your family, here’s what you need to know. Decks are the fastest, most affordable way to add usable space to your home. Some have roofs, but some don’t, and you’re generally pretty exposed to the elements. A screen porch offers protection from the sun as well as biting insects; that’s why they’re a favorite of families with small children and pets. Sunrooms are the most cost-effective way to add living space to your home: they can be built for 3 or even 4 seasons of use.