It’s that time of year again, where we find ourselves wanting to entertain outdoors with our closest friends, and want to give them a great outdoor experience. As the snow melted away, maybe you have decided to improve or completely remodel your outdoor deck and amenities. We would like to help you go through the do’s and do not’s of outdoor entertaining.
In our guide to beautiful deck building, you will learn:
- The different types of deck building materials with pro’s & con’s
- A few guidelines to helping in the planning process for your project
- Accessories that will awe your visitors
Deck Building 101
Depending on the landscape of your property and the extensiveness of your deck, a new deck could take a couple of days to a few weeks or even months to construct. Planning appropriately for electrical and gas needs may keep your new deck project on time and on budget.
There are numerous types of deck building materials on the market, all having pro’s and con’s for both weathering and price. The types of deck materials include:
- Pressure Treated Lumber
- Naturally Durable
- Composite Decking
- Synthetic Lumber
- Aluminum Decking
- Sustainable Decking Materials
There are vast differences between materials, costs, and durability. While pressure treated lumber may be the most cost effective, it is chemically treated, which may not be the most eco-friendly option. Composite materials are becoming more and more popular, however they are not ideal for every application. Our guide will help you work through the best option for your project.
Other areas to consider for your deck project are:
- Outdoor Grilling Station
- Bug Control
Why our guide may help
We understand that our readers come from all over the country, and while we love working on many projects in our backyard, we know our expertise can help many people across the country. Download our deck building guide, and subscribe to our channel to receive additional help articles as they are published in the future.
About Anderson & Hammack
Anderson & Hammack is a premier home builder & remodeler in the Duluth, MN & Superior, WI area. Specializing in green building, we strive to assist our clients through the building process, providing reassurances through informed material decisions.
In the last 25 years, Anderson & Hammack has helped provide our community a proven resource for building and remodel projects, ensuring reliable processes and assistance from beginning to end. Knowing our clients are our best resource for company growth, we strive for excellence at every turn of a project, regardless of size.