Fall brings plenty of great things. Sweltering heat gives way to more moderate and comfortable temperatures outside. People get ready for autumnal holidays. The leaves become more colorful. On top of all of these wonderful aspects of the season, fall is also the perfect time for getting a new deck installed. For many people, a vinyl deck is the option that they will choose. If you’re getting a vinyl deck installed, you’ll want to follow these steps during the planning process.
Think About Your Climate and Location
When planning a vinyl deck installation, you might think about what view you want once the installation is complete. While this is smart to consider, it’s not the only factor to keep in mind. The weather should also influence your deck’s location. For example, in hotter environments, the north side of your property is better for your deck so that it stays cooler. This means the south side of your property is better if you want more warmth.
You’ll also want to think about when you’re using your deck. Will your deck be used during the start, middle, or end of the day? A decking contractor can help you with your decision once you know what you want.
Make Measurements Twice
Your vinyl deck needs to fit comfortably within your landscape, so before you decide on your deck’s design, you should measure your lawn. By making measurements, you can figure out whether or not the dimensions of your deck will be suitable for your property. This is much better than starting an installation only to find out the design won’t work later. Think about how you will enter the deck and where you’ll install furniture so that it’s easy to navigate across your deck at all times.
Consider the Size of Your Vinyl Deck
When you’re getting ready for a vinyl deck installation, understand that they tend to get sized in increments of 2-4 feet. This is done so that they match up with the sizes of standard lumber. If you’re torn between two different deck sizes, you should opt for the larger size to be safe. The extra space you get will be much appreciated, and you won’t pay too much more for that space. The comfort you get from the extra space will be worth the minimal amount of money needed to pay for it.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.