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Residential Decks

Things You Need to Know About Residential Decks

Residential decks are normal deck designs installed in the property you live in. Any decks found in your home can be called a residential deck. To make it simple if a deck is installed in the place of your residence then it is considered a residential deck structure.

Decks built in your residence can be made of wood, composite materials or any other materials that you can use for your design. Majority of decks built are residential ones.

Why add a deck to your home?

Residential decks are aplenty. The reason for having a deck installed in your house is varied to different homeowners. Decks for some are for aesthetic, some have it for functionality. Regardless of the use and reason for having a deck, it is still the best additional structure you can have in your home.

Residential decks are aplenty. The reason for having a deck installed in your house is varied to different homeowners. Decks for some are for aesthetic, some have it for functionality. Regardless of the use and reason for having a deck, it is still the best additional structure you can have in your home.

Here are 2 the most common reasons why people add a deck to their house.

  1. Increase the value of your home – most real estate agents and experts agree that having a deck on a residential property increases the return value by at least 90%. Some even would agree that the return value reaches 100%. You will realize the value when you sell your home.
  2. A deck increases your living space – having a deck built in your house will definitely increase your living space. It will introduce more opportunities to enjoy the outdoor part of your home property. Imagine having a garden maybe beside the deck or maybe a BBQ nook beside it. You can even have a deck installed near your swimming pool thereby extending the functionality of both structures. The parties you will host will be on a different level if you have a deck in your house.

Types of decks built in homes.

  • Attached deck – decks that are similar to patio and made of wood or composites. It is directly attached to the house. The most common shape of houses where you can find an attached deck is a U-shaped or L Shaped house. It is most of the time slightly raised from the ground.
  • Detached deck – those are decks found in a portion of your property near the house but not attached to it. The deck can be found almost anywhere in your backyard or property. It is sometimes called island spaces because of their being unattached to the main property structure. A pathway is usually the thing that connects the deck to the house. 
  • Multi-level deck –  this is the choice deck for those with properties that have uneven terrain or large spaces. Multi-tier decks are beautiful. This kind of deck maximizes the use of space in your property and at the same time creates a more distinct look for the areas it is built upon because of its multi-level characteristic. Multi-level decking is excellent for properties that are hilly, rocky with slopes and the terrain is very tricky.
  • Over garage or / Rooftop deck – those with flat rooftops and limited backyard space have this option for their decking needs. This kind of deck is also a good fit for urban dwellers. Just make sure that your main structure is strong and can carry the extra load. It is wise to have your house or building structurally and engineered checked.