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The Deck Installation Process: Step-By-Step
Determine if building codes or permits apply. Our professionals will wade through the building codes and permits process, so you don’t have to. Building a deck or completing a deck addition is not as straightforward as you might think. There may be certain limitations, including limitations on the dimensions and/or height of your deck. Contractors are well-acquainted with these regulations and will advise you about them as they come up.
Create an overall schematic. In order to begin a deck installation, you need to square away some of the basics first. Use the schematic to decide where your deck will go. Will it be a freestanding deck or one attached to the back door? Settle on a design or layout, and choose what materials are best to make your vision a reality.
Research decking materials. While your schematic may include your ideal materials, consider what is behind that ideal vision. Are you choosing materials solely based on aesthetics? Talk to our contractors about materials that do it all. There are materials that look good and perform well, too. Composite decking, for example, is hardy and durable. It requires less cleaning, refinishing, and repairing than traditional decking materials. While we are more than happy to help you with deck repair, Washington DC residents would do well to choose the highest quality materials and avoid unnecessary repairs altogether.
Place and fasten boards, and add a protective finish. There are a lot of pitfalls to avoid when placing deck boards. Without a team of professionals on your side, you may end up inadvertently placing curved boards, cupped boards, or boards with too many knots. After selecting the most appropriate decking boards, contractors will be able to fasten the deck according to your specifications. Our professionals will then help you choose the finish that is best suited to your decking materials. That protective coating will extend the life of your deck, shielding it from the elements and maintaining its sleek, new look.
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For a new deck or deck addition that is comfortable, eye-catching, and gets the neighbors talking, team up with our professionals for the highest quality results.