A deck is a great addition to your home. It offers a dedicated spot for entertaining family friends at night and can serve as a private retreat during slow afternoons. In today’s blog, expert deck installers at Masters Roofing discuss the differences between raised and ground-level decks so you can choose the best style for your home.
Oftentimes, the design of your home ultimately determines the style of your deck. For a residential property that has the main living floor situated on the second level, a raised deck is the go-to option. Traditional styles of homes like a Colonial, Cape Cod or Victorian typically have raised decks installed two to three feet above the ground.
Advantages of raised decks:
- A raised deck is a visually appealing way to finish your yard and the landscaping around your home. Apart from the extra outdoor space, it adds to the living space of your home and can boost its overall value.
- With a raised deck, stairs can be built on the outside to provide access right from the backyard.
Commonly known as unattached decks, ground-level decks are installed close to the level of the ground and can be placed anywhere in the yard. Unlike raised decks, this style of deck installation does not require ladders or railings.
Advantages of ground-level decks:
- With a ground-level deck, you can easily integrate the build into the design of your landscaping. One way to do it is to plant trees around it.
- Since you do not have to attach the deck to any structure, you have more versatility in terms of design and location.
Masters Roofing specializes in home improvement solutions, including deck installation and roof replacement. To schedule an appointment or get a no-obligation quote, simply give us a call at (901) 871-7663 or fill out our convenient online form.