Besides the obvious roof replacement or siding upgrades you can get, building a deck is also a great way to increase the value and functionality of your home. A deck is an excellent extension to your living space that could serve as both an entertainment area or an outdoor place to rest and relax. One important consideration to building decks is whether to build it raised or “at-grade.” Typically, homeowners usually go for the raised option, but the height of your deck is still determined by a number of different factors.
Let our general construction specialists at Masters Roofing give you the 411 on deck construction and show you the pros and cons of building it either raised or at grade-level.
If you chose a standalone detached deck, this will usually be built at ground level. Your general contractor will build a box frame with floorboards supported by joists on any flat surface in your backyard. Certain municipal and local codes will vary on their requirements but your construction company should be able to explain them all to you before the project begins.
The most common decks are constructed raised. Raised decks that are next to your home but remains unattached are called platforms. The height of your living area will usually dictate the height of your deck. This is more apparent in split-level and ranch-style ramblers with living rooms on the second floor. The deck itself will be raised on posts and piers for support.
When building a deck, just like with a roof repair, it helps to take steps to make future repairs faster and easier. Additionally, keeping the main construction attached can make any home appear larger while detached builds emphasize intimacy and seclusion.
For all your deck building and general contracting needs, contact our professionals at Masters Roofing. We are your number one local home improvement company. Call us at (844) 400-4774 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Cordova, TN.