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How to Properly Build a Composite Deck this Spring

How to Properly Build a Composite Deck this Spring

Now that we’re almost out of the chilly winter months – its time to put your deck plan into action.

Considering building a composite deck? Now that we’re almost out of the chilly winter months – its time to put your plan into action. But if you haven’t compiled a list of what you’ll need for a proper deck installation, then you’ve come to the right spot. Planning it all out now will help you enjoy your new deck greatly. The folks at Eastern Shore Porch and Patio will help you along with your deck installation process. Here is how to properly plan out and build a composite deck this upcoming spring!

Partner Up With the Pros

Unless you plan on building the deck all by yourself, the very first item on your to-do list should be hiring a reliable contractor. Quality composite deck builders book projects well in advance and usually have a waiting list. By doing your research early on, you can pre-book for the upcoming season. The tail end of winter is an ideal time to conduct interviews, go over portfolios, and gather references. With the current state of our country due to the Coronavirus, it’s now a good time to do your research now that you’ll presumably have the free time to do so. Eastern Shore Porch and Patio is a certified and trusted deck contractor that you can trust with your composite deck installation.

Design Your Dream Deck

Designing your deck can be enjoyable, but time-consuming. Starting early allows you to finish the process with maximum creativity and little stress. Ultimately, a composite deck should be designed around how you plan on really using it (entertaining, relaxing). Beyond function, consider the views, shade and sunlight, and entrances and exits from the home and into your yard. All of these factors have an impact on your deck’s size, scale, and shape.

Decide on the Decking

It is important to pick quality materials that withstand wear and tear. A high-performing composite deck is easy to maintain and defends well against severe weather and mishaps. It is resistant to fading, scratching, staining, and mold, leaving you with less work and more time to relax. When considering samples, go and see for yourself what composite decking boards are like firsthand to see which colors and textures work best with your home’s style and architecture.

Understand Value and Costs

Keep costs in mind during the entire planning process. Several factors will impact your material and labor costs, including the shape and size, along with any extras you might want to incorporate. Also, consider if you wish to include integrated features, like built-in benches and storage space, and budget accordingly. Do the same for any surrounding pergolas or fire pits as well.

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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