great deal of planning goes into deck
construction in Austin.
Planning a deck includes not only establishing the size, style, and
function but also includes selecting the proper materials and
determining the best place to put it. Constructing a deck is an
investment in your home. It adds usable living space for outdoor
activities. Several materials are used in the construction of decks.
These include pressure-treated wood, tropical hardwoods, cedar as
well as engineered wood. Pressure-treated wood is the most common and
the least expensive material. The base wood is yellow pine that is
treated with chemicals that help to prevent insect infestation and
the decision to add a deck has been made, the next thing to consider
is size and style. AHS
has a great deal of experience in deck construction and can help you
decide the proper proportion of the deck to the area of your yard.
Many homeowners make the mistake of building the deck too large.
Unbalanced proportions between the deck and the yard can decrease,
rather than increase the resale value of the house.
starting construction, plan on how you will use the space. If you
plan to do a lot of entertaining, this is a perfect time to consider
as well. It may be ideal to join the deck and the house, putting a
door from the deck directly into the kitchen. As well as considering
the use, take into account maintenance. Every deck requires some
degree of maintenance. Depending on the usage and the elements, the
wood will have to be sealed or stained every couple of years. If low
maintenance is important, you may wish to consider a composite
material. Although a composite deck is more costly, the maintenance
is much lower. All it takes is a periodic rinsing with clear water.