Expand you Living Space with an Outdoor Deck

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Do you utilize your outdoor living space? Would you want a backyard where you can socialize, relax, and eat with friends and family on an outdoor deck? You’ll need to hire a contractor to build it.


Hiring a Deck Contractor

You need to set a budget so you know precisely how much you can afford. A few things you’ll want to consider when planning a deck:

Outdoor DeckDeck Size – Grab a tape measure and measure your space. It will also give the contractor a clear idea of the scope of the project from the start.

Deck Materials – Pressure-treated wood used to be the only choice for an outdoor deck. But the variety of materials available today gives you more options. Pressure-treated wood is still a popular choice, but wood-composite decking is becoming increasingly popular.

Deck Levels – Do you want a single-level deck or multiple levels? Are you considering two deck areas connected with stairs? Will the deck lead down to a pool or garden? Remember, extra deck levels will increase the cost of the deck, but they also look good.

Deck Features – Do you want a fire pit? Built-in seating or planting areas? Metal, wood, or composite railings? Make a list of what you want and what you need in a deck then meet with your contractor to discuss your ideas.

There are a wide variety of options available when considering your deck design. What shape would you like – square, rectangular, or octagon? Adding special features such as benches, planters, lighting, multi-levels, rail bars, BBQ servers, or hot tub enclosures will make your deck unique.

Imagine entertaining outdoors this summer on a beautifully designed custom deck. Decks are among the most satisfying home improvement projects you can undertake to improve the value of your home. A custom-designed outdoor deck will help your home stand out from the rest.


Commercial Outdoor Decks

Outdoor decks are not only for residential homes, decks have gained popularity with businesses too. Commercial spaces, such as offices, retail centers, and medical facilities are ideal candidates for outdoor decking. Not only will it increase the value of the property, but more importantly it offers a place for employees to relax and reap the benefits of spending time outdoors.

Employee happiness plays a significant role in productivity. Similarly, spending time outdoors offers employees a chance to get fresh air instead of sitting in a breakroom.

If you are interested in having a deck built for your home or business, contact Albrite Building at 630.655.9436. Albrite Building is a General Contractor company located in Westmont, Illinois. We specialize in commercial building projects as well as specially selected residential projects.