Adding a Deck to Your Home
Does your outdoor space need an update so that you can better enjoy it or entertain guests? A deck or porch remodel can be a great addition to your home. You have a lot of different options when it comes to your deck remodel, choosing between the classic wooden deck or the more modern approach of a composite deck. Handyman Connection of Pasadena and Pasadena Remodeler wants to help you understand everything that you need to know about adding a deck to your home.
The Different Types of Materials
The two most common options that people have to choose from are wooden decks or composite decks. Each of these options have their benefits and disadvantages, so it can be important to know the difference between these two types of decks to understand which one is best for you.
Cedar decks are a timeless choice for the home. The instant that you see cedar you can recognize it. It has a nice aroma to it. That is why cedar is a popular choice for outdoor furniture, playsets, and decks. With wood decks you get a timeless looking deck that never seems to go out of style. Cedar also offers the benefit of that bold bright color that doesn’t fade. Cedar and redwood are better choices for natural wood because of how durable and low maintenance these woods are. Pressure treated lumber is also a very popular choice for wooden decks because of how affordable it is. The problem with wooden decks is that they are more high-maintenance than composite decks, since they need to be re-stained every few years.
Composite decks are another popular choice, though wood decks are still the more popular choice. These are designed to look similar to wood, but they are made with a lot more durable materials. The problem is that this can be a much more expensive investment right off the bat, but you do end up saving more money in the long run when it comes to the maintenance costs. However, you should keep in mind that composite decks do still require maintenance to keep them in good condition. The maintenance is still less than you would have to put into your wood deck.
Does Adding a Deck or Porch Add Value to Your Home?
If you don’t already have a deck or porch, you may wonder if these will add value to your home. Generally speaking, you may not earn the full amount back from your investment but this doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the investment. There are a few factors that will impact this. First of all, if you live in a desirable neighborhood you can still easily sell your house with this investment. If the location is less than desirable, it may not be worth the money.
Do the other houses in the neighborhood have a porch or deck, besides your house? If so, you may benefit from investing in these projects. This will help to ensure that your house value is competitive with the other houses in your neighborhood, getting you more for your home if you sell. A porch is also great for curb appeal for your home. As people pull up to the house, they will notice a lovely porch, giving people a positive first impression of your home as they pull up. This means that it can be important to update your porch or deck to ensure that it always looks fantastic.
For the most part, you can expect about an 80% return on your investment when you install a porch or deck on your home. However, if you are remodeling a porch or deck you can expect to get at least a 600% return on your investment.
Enjoy Your Home
Porches and decks are great ways to enjoy your home on beautiful days. There is something idyllic about sitting on a swing on a porch while relaxing. Decks give you an extra space where you can entertain guests or just enjoy a meal outside on an amazing day. With a porch or deck (or even both), you can have more ways to enjoy your home. This gives you more outdoor space for your guests. You can have a deck that connects to the pool. Decks and porches can be designed specifically for your needs and style choices.
Finding a Contractor
It is important that you find a professional that has the knowledge and experience to handle this type of project. Pasadena Remodeler is fully licensed and insured to handle these projects. Find someone who works with the type of materials that you are interested in. If you are unsure of what you are looking for, a professional team can work with you to discuss your options so that you can make the best decision for your needs. This is your home; you should be in love with it.
Having an open communication with your contractor is so important. You want to make sure that your questions are answered every step of the way and that you know exactly what to expect during the process. It helps to do your research beforehand to help you through this process. Think about your budget and your contractor will work with you to find the best solutions to work with your budget.
Worth the Investment?
Getting a deck or porch remodel project done is worth the investment for a few different reasons. For one thing, you can get more outside space with the addition of a porch or deck. If you have them but they are in poor repair, it is more than worth it to have a remodeling project to bring new life to these areas of your home. This is your home and you should be able to enjoy it as much as you possibly can. Porches are great places to relax or just to have to add to the curb appeal of your home. Make the most of your home and invest in quality materials and craftsmanship to give you the perfect porch and deck.