Decks – A Must-have for Any Home Improvement Project
Whether it’s the setting for a summer barbeque, a relaxing evening in a hot tub, or a quiet afternoon reading a good book under the sun, a backyard deck can be a favorite spot for many homeowners and Sunshine Contracting, one of the leading contractors in Virginia, know this. Your deck can be one of the most versatile areas of your home and can come in a variety of styles and formats.
Decks have become a must-have feature for many of today’s homeowners and home-seekers. A house with a deck can instantly command a significantly higher price than a similar house without one, even though the actual deck may be a relatively modest investment. And for those homes without decks, no need to despair, a professional home improvement and remodeling company such as Sunshine Contracting can create the deck of your dreams.
Deck Building – A Simple Concept
The concept of a deck is pretty simple: it’s a flat platform usually connected to a house and most often elevated off the ground. It can be made of a variety of materials and can sometimes be covered to allow homeowners to enjoy the deck in inclement weather.
Different forms of decks can be found throughout history, from the patios of Spanish villas to secluded garden platforms in Japan. They have been used as family gathering places, places to escape the troubles of the world, and even as extra rooms for family members (when outfitted with the necessary equipment such as heating and a separate entrance). If properly outfitted, they can even be used in the winter, a time of year not normally associated with decks.
Wood – A Popular Choice for Deck Builders
Sunshine Contracting has 20 years of experience building decks of all kinds. Sunshine Contracting has come to realize that wood is the most popular material used. The wood is treated with special chemicals to keep it from succumbing to the elements and to keep it safe from bugs that could damage the deck.
Other materials used in the construction of decks include aluminum and composite materials, usually wood combined with recycled material. Composite materials, in fact, have become extremely popular in recent years by homeowners who are seeking an environmentally-friendly way to add to their home.
As stated, decks can serve a number of purposes and have a number of forms. They can be open-air platforms that include space for a barbecue grill or outdoor cooking island, or have space for a hot tub. Or they can be an enclosed place with mesh “walls” to keep out insects.
Increase your home’s value and beauty by adding a deck to your house. Not only will you give your family a new place for fun and relaxation, but you will also increase the value of your home. Sunshine Contracting can help you with this!