Types of Decks

St. Louis, MO/ January 15, 2018 (EliteExteriors.com) – Types of Decks: Remodeling your home can be a lot of work but at the end of the day is an amazing investment. If you are looking to spruce up your backyard, you may want to consider adding a deck. There are many different designs to choose from. The size of your deck will depend on how much space you have in your backyard. You can measure this out yourself or bring in a professional contractor to help. Decks can be very functional and great ways to entertain in the warmer months of the year. Here are some decks you might want to consider adding to your home.

Platform Deck

This deck is one of the most popular as it is a simple design. They are usually attached to the dwelling and are low to the ground. Most homeowners do not add railing to it. You can add a bench for seating or planters. If you have the space, you may want to add a large gazebo.

Raised Deck

Houses with first floors require raised decks. This decks do require a railing to be built. This is for the safety of you and your family and guest. You will also need to add lattice panels which will make the deck appear prettier. You will be able to see a gap between the deck and ground without the lattice.

Two-story decks

With a two-story deck, you will have access from both the 1st floor and the 2nd story floor. The structural posts will be required to support the deck. This may not be aesthetically pleasing but you can design it to have vines around it. This will add back the beauty of a two-story deck. Many homeowners opt for this as the deck can be off the master bedroom.

It is also a good idea to waterproof your deck. The elements can really damage your deck. There are many ways to waterproof the deck to keep your deck lasting for years.

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