Homeowners looking to increase the value of their home may want to consider some home improvement projects this spring or summer. One project that will increase the value of your home is adding a deck to it. Before you start building a deck, consider the following factors and talk to a local contractor that has experience adding decks to residential properties.
Adding a deck to a home here in Pennsylvania or Maryland is a great idea. Our climate allows for an extended period of time during the year that is conducive to outdoor activity. This is why you see so many homeowners opting to add decks to homes in our area.
The size and materials have a significant impact on the value of the finished deck. When it comes to choosing your materials, think long-term. Are you willing to do the maintenance necessary when it comes to having a deck? If you go with pressure-treated wood, you will be sealing the deck at least every other year. Painted decks need repainting as well in the course of their life. The best investment is a newer composite decking, which has many years of longevity and virtually no maintenance. If you are not the type to do the construction yourself, you will want to hire a trusted local contractor that will meet the specifications you have for the deck of your dreams.
Why Decks Pay Off
The reason decks pay off is that many people find them appealing. As a homeowner, they give you another point of egress from your home to your yard which adds value. Decks also increase your home’s usable space. In so doing, they only cost about half of what it would to add an enclosed room. Additionally, when the weather conditions are right, decks are a great place for family gatherings and allow for more guests than closed-off rooms. Not only does a deck add monetary value to your home, but it will also add many occasions of treasured family memories.
A Few Things to Consider
If you are considering adding a deck to increase the value of your home, contact Bealing Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. Our experienced team will guide you through the design phase of your deck to ensure you get the most value for your hard-earned dollars. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to decks, and you can get as extravagant as your wallet allows. From simple rectangular designs to more complex multi-level decks with built-in furniture, we can help you add the deck of your dreams to your home.