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How to Begin Building the Right Deck for You

How to Begin Building the Right Deck for You

Step 1 - Determine the Purpose of the Deck

Every deck project begins with a desire to add a new deck or replace an existing deck. Maybe the deck is needed for entertaining guests or to better access a pool. The desired purpose of the deck will influence the deck design and building materials. For example, if you are building a pool deck, then you may want to consider using PVC decking and railing as opposed to pressure treated wood to prevent getting splinters in bare feet. Vinyl decking and railing would also endure the wet environment much better than wood.

Step 2 - Determine a Budget

To begin planning for the deck of your dreams, we recommend that you get some rough square-foot-pricing so you can make an informed decision on rough sizing and design attributes. Ask lots of questions and remember that there are many factors involved in deck pricing. The choice of materials, the size, lights and accessories, stairs, landings and gates are all factors to consider. This will help you dream within your budget.

Step 3 - Get Inspired

Once you've decided on the purpose of your deck, what materials you would like to consider for it's construction and a rough budget, then it's time to dream up a design. You can begin looking for inspiration on our deck gallery. There are also many books and magazines available with unique deck designs and the internet offers virtually endless possibilities. Click here for some excellent examples of inspiring deck ideas.

Step 4 - Schedule a FREE On-site Consultation

Now that you've done your homework you're ready to schedule a consultation with us! We'll visit your home or deck site for your guaranteed no-obligation consultation. We will listen to your ideas, answer questions, show you some samples and take measurements. Then we'll discuss your options and, if desired, follow up with you in a few days with a detailed deck estimate.

Step 5 - Beginning Deck Construction

Once you've received your deck estimates, it's time to start the project. Decks by Lee will provide you with all of the information that you need to get started building your deck, including the project schedule, preparing the proper permits, and the billing process.

Step 6 - Enjoy

Once your deck has been completed to your satisfaction, sit back and enjoy your investment!

Custom Deck Repairs to Update Your Outdoor Living Space

We also specialize in deck repairs, updating your deck for safety and reliability throughout the seasons. Contact us to discuss your options for repair and schedule a FREE on-site consultation.