Deck size – While we all love a sundeck that will be large enough to house the entire family or the big circle of friends we have, the size of the deck we can build will of course depend on the size of available lot for extension, plus some other specifications in the house the deck builder will discuss with you. Your pre-screened expert general contractor will give you recommendations on what your lot can hold and how it will fit in to your home's designs and external features.
Levels – As most people probably do not know, decks can actually be in multiple levels. How great can it be to have a deck that has a second floor, right? However, much like how an ideal deck size is determined, your lot’s capability to house a multi-level deck will of course depend on your lot area and your house’s capability to extend to another two-story addition. If you live in a Brownstoner in the city it's probably not likely that you will be able to build a multi-level. To make a long story short, the deck dreams of a New York Brownstoner will be very different than that of a Silicon Valley California town-house.
Materials – Decks are not limited to wood. Today, we have an enormous variety of construction materials that are fit to building any kind of feature, room, and addition to the house, including sundecks. The choice of materials however, will still depend on its compatibility to your area’s local weather and of course, the overruling theme and feature of your home.
Special features – Expert general contractors will also talk you through the special features you can add on your deck. As you may not have known, your dreamy deck can actually have a fire pit for roasted marshmallow parties, a built in seating for sun bathing areas, day beds, planting areas, are even some water feature. The possibilities may surprise you. However, these additions can only be made possible by a high end builder who will know what your deck can and cannot accommodate. Have patients and explain to your general contractor every detail in your head and watch your dream sundeck come to life.
We all have that special home feature that we have always dreamed of. To many, it is that dreamy and comfortable sundeck. However, while it is generally easy to find an expert in deck building, finding a reputable expert is a different matter altogether. So do not forget to do your share of research before calling in an expert for the job.
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