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4 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Deck Installation

4 Key Questions to Ask Before a Deck Installation

If you’re thinking about installing a deck, it’s important to ask yourself key questions about the deck’s purpose, style, design, material, and much more.

Nothing says spring is here like the installation of a new deck. Decks are great for extending your living space and creating a functional outdoor environment that enhances your home’s appearance. Are you thinking about installing a deck? Listed below are four questions you should ask yourself before a deck installation.

What Are the Benefits of Installing a Deck?

Although a deck installation may seem like a major project, there are many benefits linked to installing a deck. A deck installation can enhance your home’s curb appeal, increase your property value, expand your living space, add functionality to your home, create affordable outdoor living spaces, and are relatively easy to maintain.

How Will I Use the Deck?

Asking yourself this question is key in determining the purpose of your deck, helping you choose a deck with space, features, and accessories that can accommodate your wants and needs. Listed below are some of the many ways your deck can be used:

  • Entertainment
  • Relaxing
  • Hosting
  • Family gatherings
  • Excess living and storage space

What Materials Should I Use?

There’s a variety of decking materials available, including pressure-treated wood, untreated wood, composite, and Vinyl/PVC, so when choosing the materials for your deck installation, it’s important to do your research and carefully consider your options. Doing research helps you identify the advantages and disadvantages of various materials, allowing you to choose materials fit for you and your home based on aesthetics, durability, maintenance, quality, costs, and many more factors.

What Style and Features Should I Choose?

Decks come in a variety of styles, designs, and colors. Typically, a well-designed deck should complement the aesthetic of your home’s exterior and surrounding environment. However, when adding features and accessories to your deck, such as railings, lighting, stairs, furniture, and coverings, it’s important to consider factors from your lifestyle to accommodate your needs and tastes. For instance, if you plan to utilize your deck in the afternoon or throughout the evening, you probably want to invest in a covering to protect you from the outdoor elements or lighting to help you see and remain safe at night. Another example is if you have children or pets, steps and railings are an ideal feature for safety and convenience.

Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio

When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at For updates and ideas, follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.

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