So many of us enjoy being outside. Whether we need a space for relaxing or outside entertaining, a deck adds some great outdoor room. Also, adding a deck onto your house will add value to your home and give you extra living space. However, designing your outdoor room can be very personal. That’s why you need a deck builder who’ll listen to your needs to design the perfect space for you.
At Xterior LLC, we consider ourselves outdoor living experts with experience at building decks. With over 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement industry, we’ll make your outdoor living space a reality. Whether you’re looking for wood or composite decking, we’ve got you covered. Plus, we have financing options so you can make your deck a reality now.
Once you’ve decided on building a new deck, you probably can’t wait until it’s finished to start using it. However, before you even break ground, you need to get a building permit. Decks, like many other home improvement projects, need to conform to building codes. Moreover, the zoning department will want to ensure the deck doesn’t encroach with any setbacks or easements. Filing all the paperwork is probably the most time-consuming part of deck building. How much time it takes to get the required approval depends on your municipality.
Then, the actual construction time is dependent on several factors: location, features, and size. For example, if your yard needs grading, your contractor will need more time to complete this task. Also, complex deck designs require more construction time than simple ones. Finally, the weather is something no one can control. Mother Nature can cause a rain delay and should be considered as part of the timeline during certain seasons.
Certainly, it’s important to work with a contractor who has experience in the construction of decks. But equally important is hiring a contractor who can navigate the bureaucracy to obtain the necessary building permits. Additionally, a reliable contractor will work hard to maintain a realistic, but efficient schedule to finish your deck as quickly as possible. Xterior excels at accomplishing all of these goals. We’ve completed home improvement projects across North Carolina for many satisfied clients. Browse through our gallery to see some examples. So, give us a call at 336-329-3667 to discuss your dream deck. Then, we’ll set up an appointment for a free no-obligation estimate.
Generally, you can choose from a wide range of decking material and price ranges. There’s pressure-treated, a variety of hardwoods, and composite. The most economical choice is pressure-treated wood. Long-lasting, treated wood can last 15-20 years. However, be careful not to buy the cheapest pressure-treated wood. It’s often full of moisture and will shrink unevenly and twist when it dries.
Hardwoods are another great choice for decking. Popular hardwoods such as Ipe, Tigerwood, Cumaru, Garapa, and Western Red Cedar are incredibly strong and durable. Hardwoods are naturally rot, decay, and insect-resistant. Most will last 30 years without the use of any preservatives. Moreover, hardwoods are also fire resistant, some with the same fire safety rating as steel.
Finally, the most expensive choice in decking is composite. Manufactured from a mix of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic, composite decks have a life span of 30-50 years. Requiring very little upkeep, they’re also resistant to rot, decay, and insects.
While you might want to consider a patio because of the cheaper cost, there are some important considerations. First, a patio sits on the ground so it’s harder to protect it from ground moisture or flooding. Also, if you’re considering the return on your investment, a deck gives a better return. On average, you can recoup about 75% of your cost for a deck but only 30-60% for a patio.
On warm days, decks can be the center of social activity. Whether entertaining, relaxing, or just grilling, a backyard deck adds beauty and value to your home. When looking for a deck builder to bring your ideas to life, choose Xterior. We make adding on a deck affordable with 0% down, low monthly payments, or 0% interest rate. Plus, we offer discounts to military families, seniors, teachers, and first responders.
Call us at 336-329-3667 for a free no-obligation quote. We’ll make an appointment at your convenience in your home. Why wait to make your deck a reality when we can help you today?