There are many great reasons to add a deck to your home. Decks are excellent for entertaining, they’re nice places to spend time with the family outside, and they add value and space to your home. Before you go adding a deck to the back of your house, though, heed some advice from Fairfield County Exteriors, Stratford, CT’s expert deck contractors.
Here are a few things to consider before adding a deck to your home:
- Maintenance: When speaking with a deck contractor, think about the amount of maintenance work you are comfortable with. Different materials require different levels of care. All-natural wood decks may require yearly staining and cleaning, whereas other materials like composite and plastic lumber require almost no maintenance.
- Gutter Installation: There are rain gutters designed specifically to keep water off your decks. Installing these to the roof around your deck area will be crucial in keeping your deck dry and preventing untimely rot.
- Siding: Aging or improperly installed siding should be replaced before adding your deck, because it will be more difficult to reach once the deck is in place. Consider vinyl siding, which is both waterproof and durable. Find a good siding contractor and get that taken care of before having your deck contractor come in.
One of the most important things to do before adding a deck to your home is finding a knowledgeable deck contractor. To learn more about your decking options and to get a free estimate, call Fairfield County Exteriors in Stratford at (203) 375-9700. You can also see their website for additional details on all of their home improvement services, including siding installation, gutter replacement, and roof repair. A full-service contractor will make your life easier and get the job done right.