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Enjoy the Outdoors by Installing a Deck

When the summer comes to an end and the cold weather starts to creep in, do you ever find yourself wondering why you didn’t enjoy the warm weather more?  Between personal obstacles and not having enough time, most people don’t spend nearly as much time outdoors as they would like.  However, by installing a deck, the answer to overcoming indoor days could be right in your backyard.

Benefits of a Deck in your Backyard

Many people are deterred from spending time outdoors because they simply don’t feel like traveling anywhere or figuring out where to go.  Fortunately, installing a deck in your backyard can provide the solutions that you need.  By simply stepping outside you will have a personal space to relax outside without needing to go anywhere.  You don’t need to worry about packing the car with chairs, blankets, food, or anything else because everything you need is either already set up or within the comforts of your home.

In addition to convenience, decks also provide a terrific space for guests while you are entertaining.  Whether you are having a barbecue, throwing a party, or celebrating a holiday, a deck is an attractive area to bring guests where they can enjoy the space and the outdoor environment as opposed to staying inside.

Choose the Deck you Want

When choosing the right material for a deck, you need to consider the look of the deck, your budget, and the amount of maintenance you can provide.  Here is a basic comparison of the two popular types of deck materials which might help you with your decision:

  • Wood: Decks made from wood are very stylish and come in many different varieties.  Prices are generally lower, but it is important to keep up with the necessary maintenance to avoid fading, rotting, insect damage, and chipping or breaking.  Depending on the type of wood you choose, the range of maintenance requirements changes. Because the material is often pressure treated, when disposed it can have negative impacts on the environment.
  • Wood Composite: Made from recycled products and ground up waste wood, wood composite has appealing environmentally friendly characteristics.  Although it is a more expensive choice, composite decking requires hardly any upkeep.  Because the color runs through the material, scratches and nicks are hardly noticeable, and although the color choices are limited, you save a lot of time and money without needing to apply wood stain or coats of paint on a regular basis.

Depending on your plans for the deck in general and in the future, you can decide which material is the best investment for your yard.

This summer, don’t fall into the same rut and let the good weather slip by.  If you would like to look into installing a deck in your backyard or if you want to know more information, feel free to contact us at Cipriani Construction and we’ll help you on your way to fully enjoying the outdoors.

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