A deck is a great way to extend your living space while increasing the value of your home. With some design planning, you could add an area in your backyard to dine, entertain or just relax. Finding a contractor who’s capable of custom designs and the construction of a deck, doesn’t have to be difficult. When you’re searching for deck builders residents of NC trust, call Xterior LLC.
Xterior has BBB accreditation and over 45 years in the home improvement industry. We are a contractor who’s earned a reputation for quality and dependability. Offering affordable custom decks, we have financing options like no-money-down or low monthly payments. And unlike some home improvement projects that tend to take a very long time, deck construction is fast. Don’t wait until summer has passed you by! Call us at 336-329-3667 for a free no-obligation quote for a new deck.
As you get excited about your new deck, keep in mind how you envision using your deck. This will help you narrow down the choices when regarding the options. The Spruce put together a list of several items to consider in your deck planning:
Your budget and planned use will help determine the design and size of your deck. For example, if you plan on doing a lot of entertaining, you’ll want room for lots of seating. Perhaps you want space for an outdoor kitchen or barbeque. In conjunction with planned use is your budget. A larger deck is obviously more expensive than a smaller deck. Therefore, the size will also be determined by the amount of money you plan on spending for your deck.
Next, the location of your deck may be determined by the shade, view or proximity to your neighbor’s house. If you have no shade, adding a pergola or roof will provide relief from direct sunlight. Moreover, if your deck is visible to your neighbors, you may want to consider a privacy screen. Other options to consider are railings for safety, lighting or built-in storage areas.
Nowadays, you have several different choices for decking material. These include pressure-treated wood, hardwoods, and composite, each with their costs and benefits. Mainly, how much time you want to spend on maintenance and your budget will determine your choice of materials.
Notably, the most inexpensive decking material is pressure treated wood. Typically, this is pine infused with chemical preservatives to protect the wood from rot and insects. While it is the cheapest, there is required yearly maintenance. You must clean and either seal or stain your pressure-treated wood deck annually to protect it from the elements.
Another wood choice is a hardwood such as IPE, Tigerwood, Cumaru, and Garapa. Although more expensive than pressure-treated lumber, hardwoods do not contain chemicals. Long-lasting and naturally resistant to insects and rot make these woods an ideal choice for decks. As with pressure-treated wood, you must clean and seal or stain the deck annually to protect against the weather.
Lastly, the most expensive but least labor-intensive is composite decking. Made from wood particles such as sawdust or wood chips and plastic, it requires minimal care. Typically, you can clean composite decking with a broom or hose. While any deck spills, mold or mildew need cleaning right away using a mild detergent and a soft-bristle brush. Additionally, you may want to apply a clear water repellent to help to minimize the growth of mold and mildew.
Whichever type of materials chosen for the construction of your new deck, Xterior can build it. Experienced in both composite and wood decks, we can design and build you the deck of your dreams. Call us at 336-329-3667 to talk with one of our designers. We’ll listen to your ideas, look over your property and give you a free no-obligation quote.
Relaxing outside on your deck doesn’t have to be a dream, we can make it a reality. When searching for deck builders with a reputation for quality and reliability, choose Xterior. We are a contractor known for professionalism, service, and knowledge as our prior clients will tell you. Plus, we want you to be able to afford your new deck, so we offer financing options. Take advantage of our 100% financing, no-money-down payment options today!
Why let the summer pass you by without having that new deck you’ve been dreaming of? Call us today at 336-329-3667 for a free estimate. We’ll show you how affordable and easy it is to increase the value of your home with a new deck.