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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BUILDING A DECK

DECKs in Southern MarylandTHINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BUILDING A DECK
Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau Housing Survey indicate that homeowners annually spend billions of dollars improving outdoor living areas.

One of the most popular ways to do just that is to add a fence or deck to a home. These  are beneficial in many ways. Those who simply love being outdoors find the yard the perfect place to relax and soak up some sun or idle away the evening hours.

But homeowners who want to build a deck or add a deck should know a few things before that process begins.
* Permits are necessary. Before buying any materials or consulting any contractors, make certain you know which permits you need and how to get them. If the proper permits are not secured before the project begins, you might have to tear down the whole project and start all over again.
* Decks and fences don’t have to be restricted to the back of the house. So long as the property and permits allow, decks can be built on the side of a home as well, and putting a deck on the side might be more comfortable.
* Decks and fencing no longer have to be wood. They  can be made out of a wide variety of materials, natural or synthetic. Pressure treated wood is perhaps the most popular material because it’s not very expensive. But manmade materials that are a mixture of recycled plastic and wood bits or sawdust are also popular because they require no maintenance. But homeowners should know that manmade materials can get hot in the sun, which will require those enjoying the deck to wear shoes.

Decks and fences makes  great additions to many homes, but homeowners should learn as much as possible about them and what goes into building them before making any decking decisions.

Thomas Fence can help with all your fencing needs.  Call today for an estimate.

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