As the weather warms up and the days get longer, we are spending more and more time outdoors. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space like a backyard or patio, now is the perfect time to spruce it up. Here are 5 easy ways to update your patio this summer.
Summer is here! For the avid DIY-ers, a deck build can take weeks, or sometimes months, to complete. On the other hand, a local deck builder has the process down to a T. In just a matter of days, a deck builder can get your deck installed and up to code for when you want to use it the most. Be sure to get a quote from a deck builder so you don’t miss out on enjoying your new outdoor space in the sunshine!
Rather than following a pre-built deck layout, deck or patio builders can help you pick the best deck design for your home. After helping you choose the design that suits your needs, there are other aspects of the project that need to be considered. For one, the material used for deck construction. Since Canada is prone to extreme weather conditions from coast to coast, it’s important to learn which are the best materials to use for all seasons. Connecting with a local deck builder can help you decide whether composite, wood, or aluminum is best for your deck.
Depending on the type of deck you decide to build, there are specific permits and specific requirements and codes that will need to be met. This process can be a little tricky, especially to ensure safety and increase resale value. Thankfully Homeservice Club contractors have extensive experience with permits and can ensure that your deck is up to code. Not only does your deck need to meet all requirements, but it also needs to be structurally stable to ensure no one gets hurt. It doesn’t matter if your deck is 6 inches or 10 feet off the ground, it needs to be able to safely support people, furniture, barbecues, and whatever else a backyard party can throw at it. When putting your trust in a deck, it’s extremely important that it has been built properly and has met all safety requirements.
4. Tools and Transportation
It’s rare to find the right types of tools and machinery that can support a deck project in the average toolbox. To build a deck, the types of tools that are needed include a miter saw, hand saw, power drill, and cordless driver. Outside of specific tools, you’ll also need to consider the materials used to build your structure. Depending on the material, be it wood or aluminum, you will need to transport it from the retailer to your home. Unless you have access to a large enough vehicle, you could find yourself running into issues. We suggest connecting with a pro to ensure that your deck is built with the right tools and with all the appropriate materials needed for your project.
Between tools, machinery, materials, and gas for transportation, you will find that the price tag on a DIY’d deck can get costly. For that reason alone, many homeowners opt to hire a deck builder. Oftentimes deck builders can receive discounts when purchasing materials or supplies as they have connections with suppliers and can buy their materials in bulk. Their savings can become your savings and can reduce the cost of your new deck!
Our spring and summers never feel as if they last long enough. It’s important to spend the sunny seasons doing what you enjoy and love. Whether that’s sitting out on your patio under an umbrella or taking a dip in the hot tub that you built into your deck, it’s important to get outside! Spend time enjoying your deck, not DIY-ing it. You’ve got the inspiration and the deck builders have the experience. Together, you and your contractor can bring your vision to life!