Five Reasons To Remodel Your Deck
An outdoor living space is a prized area for any home. It is the perfect place to host friends and family, adds to the usable footprint of your house, and brings quiet solitude to enjoy a beautiful sunrise or to watch the leaves change. Milestones are celebrated and memories are made when people gather together outdoors. The crown of every outdoor area is, of course, the deck. It can be tiered, host tables and a grilling platform, boast built in fire pits and lighting, or form around a family pool for an amazing outdoor oasis.
Sadly, some people don’t get much enjoyment out of their decks. The outdoors could be an extension of your living space and bring both joy and retail value to your home, but is so often neglected and under utilized. Are you getting the most out of your deck, or do you need a deck remodel?
There are several reasons to consider remodeling a deck. Here are the top 5 reasons that a deck remodel may be right for your home:
The deck is unsafe. This is the most obvious reason to remodel a deck. Decks are great places to host outdoor parties and BBQs but a large group of people on an old deteriorating deck can be a cause for concern. Rain, wind, snow, and sun can all cause serious problems on even a well-built deck over time.
If you are noticing separating or warped boards, wobbling stairs, or planks that give when you walk on them, the deck may be structurally weak. Some decks aren’t even built legally or to the town safety codes, While some find these rules hindering, the building codes of a deck are very important. Safety concerns are a vital reason to consider a deck remodel and a professional deck builder is needed to ensure all safety measures are met.
The deck is too small. A deck that isn’t large enough to host a gathering or even hold a table and chairs may not be very functional. The reason for having a deck is to give a space for outdoor living; the smaller the space, the less useful the deck.
Is there space enough for everyone to have a place to sit? To serve meals? Are the stairs large enough and in the best space for functionality? Consider a remodel if you would like to host outdoor events but are unable to fit tables, chairs, or people on your deck.
The deck is underutilized. Do you only use your deck for one month a year? Climate can be a big factor in not using your deck as much as you could. To get the most out of your outdoor space, consider closing in part of your deck area. This would add functionality to your deck beyond the warm summer months and allow the space to be enjoyed in wet and cooler seasons. Or consider a professionally installed gas fire pit right in your deck to extend the use of your space into the colder months.
You have changed your outdoor living plan. Maybe you’re adding a pool, a shed, or a garden. If so, now may be the right time to remodel your deck to accommodate your plans. There is nothing more frustrating than making beautiful changes to your backyard living space, only to realize that your deck is no longer functioning at it’s best.
Now that your garden is finished, did you find that your deck stairs are blocking the sun? Maybe you just finished your brand new pool and think that perfect access would be from your home via the deck rather than your current path. If you recently added an outdoor entrance to a kitchen or mudroom, can you access these new features from your deck for maximum functionality of your living space? Having the right deck outside can improve both the indoor and outdoor features of your home.
Your old deck needs a facelift. Some decks are still structurally sound but just look tired and worn out. They no longer match the beautiful exterior of the rest of your home and need to be brought back to life. There are many new, durable, eco-friendly decking options for homeowners that will last twice as long as wood and will look great for years to come. Coordinating railings and built in lighting for perimeter and stairs are also available to give your backyard oasis the character it deserves.
A deck remodel is the perfect way to spruce up your home, your family time. and your social calendar to get the most out of your space. Having a beautiful outdoor living space is easy to do with the right team behind you. Contact LeMier Phillips Construction to start your deck remodeling plan today.