Virginia residents might be all about business but they’ve got a side that loves to relax just as much as anyone else and one of the best places to do that is on a newly finished and installed deck from a Virginia deck contractor.
Whether it’s dining outdoors or entertaining friends and family there’s nothing like the recreational space of a deck to increase the enjoyment of your home. The improved modern deck plans available with a contractor today can even improve the living space around your home.
If you’ve given it any thought you more than likely have a good idea of what you would want your deck to look like and where you’d put it. Unfortunately a lot more goes into the deck design than just the way it looks. That’s why it can be handy to have a general contractor take care of that for you.
Along with the general choices of which material to use for your deck (wood or composite) your installation will include a variety of methods for bracing and joisting the deck, potential insets and of course making sure the entire installation is following codes and local laws for additions on your home.
Thankfully with a general contractor handling your deck installation you don’t really need to worry about all the extra crap that goes into the work. The contractor can handle the specifics and you can worry about making sure the design is right and you’re happy with the final job.
Most importantly, know what you want out of the final finished deck that you’re going to have. As the average life of a deck is over 20 years, it’s something that you’ll have to live with for a long time. Couple the potential age with the fact that you’ll be shelling out somewhere in the range of $5000 to $25000 and it’s easy to see why you want to give this a lot of thought.
Don’t let the price tag scare you away however as a good sized deck intended for entertainment and family gathering can greatly increase the value of your home both in the overall value as well as the value that you get back from your investment.
The return is immediate, as you’ll be able to spend a lot more time enjoying your outdoor space at a reasonable cost. The return of your investment in the case of a deck is upwards of 70%. When you compare this with the return on a bathroom remodel or any other kinds of addition you’re looking at only a 60% return on the investment in many cases (depending on the scope of work)
Having a new deck installed by a Virginia deck contractor may cost you just a touch more in the end, but the quality of work will be enjoyed for years to come and a potential buyer for your home at a later date will certainly appreciate the fine detail and attention paid to a proper installation.