A deck on your home can be the source of a lot of happy memories with your friends and family. Decks are extensions of your home, so choosing the right deck is integral to getting the most enjoyment from your deck. At Intelligent Design, we want to help you realize your entertainment goals by increasing the chances you choose the appropriate deck for your home.

Determine What Material Is Best for You

When it comes to decks, the most popular building materials are wood and composite. Before you hire a contractor to build your deck, it’s important to understand the benefits of each material.

Wood Decks

Many homeowners choose to install a wood deck because it’s natural and the look is clean. Beyond the aesthetics of wood, wood decks have proven to be durable as well. With the added protection of stains and finishes, it’s easy for your wood deck to last for years. Other benefits to wood decks include:

  • Affordability
  • It’s customizable
  • It’s low maintenance

Unlike composite decks, wood decks are threatened by termites. You should discuss your options for termite treatment with your contractor.

Composite Decks

Composite decks are made of PVC. PVC consists of resins and polymers that are designed to withstand the beatings the elements will give your deck. The composition of composite decks is one of the reasons it is appealing to homeowners; they know it will stand the test of time.

In addition to being durable, composite decks have a polished look. With manufacturers creating the board, you can rest assured that you will get a finessed look that competes with the look of natural wood. The fact that composite decks are man-made means you have a wider selection when it comes to the look of your deck.

Determine the Best Size for Your Deck

Whether you plan on entertaining a lot of people on a regular basis or not, it’s important to have enough room on your deck. At Intelligent Design, we work with you to determine the best size based on your needs and the location of your deck. Our goal is to make sure that your deck is integrated seamlessly, so we want to make sure we assess potential constraints.

Let our team at Intelligent Design put the finishing touches on your home by adding a deck. Our team of experts are fully capable of answering all your questions when we come out to provide you with a free quote.