Decks can be a great way to add value to your home but deciding what kind of wood and installation process can be difficult. For example, should you go for a standard or custom wood deck? At Metamorphosis Construction, we can help answer these questions and give you the deck you want with superb service.
Benefits of Installing a Custom Wood Deck
- Beauty: A wood deck can enhance your property’s aesthetic value tremendously. When people see a beautiful wood deck, they immediately know that your home is well cared for and that you take the time to appreciate the little things.
- Entertainment Value: A wood deck can provide a space for outdoor entertaining and family fun. You can create a patio or a walkway to your swimming pool with a wood deck.
- Cost Savings: A wood deck can cost less than you might expect. Sometimes, it can even be less than installing an alternative material. Contrary to what some may think, installing a wood deck doesn’t necessarily mean you must go with a more expensive wood type. There are plenty of wood varieties that are both durable and cost-effective. When considering a custom wood deck installation, we recommend a wood type based on your personal needs and budget.
How to Maximize the Return on Investment of a Custom Wood Deck
When installing a custom wood deck, choosing the right materials and design is important to ensure longevity and reduce maintenance costs. In addition, selecting the right wood species is critical as it will significantly impact the project’s aesthetics and durability.
Species such as redwood, cedar, and pine have natural oils that protect them from decay and insect damage while also having a desirable scent. In addition, these woods are highly durable, with cedar having the highest resistance to moisture and decay, making it the most used wood for decks. Other wood species, such as spruce and yellow or red pine, are less expensive and more durable.
Also, using paint with special coatings or stains protects the wood from degradation. These paints and stains not only enhance the aesthetic appeal and color of the wood but also protect the wood from sun damage. Selecting the right paint and stain is also important, as both can affect the water resistance of the deck.
What to Consider Before Installing a Custom Wooden Deck
Before installing a custom wooden deck, it’s important to consider the design, materials, and cost.
The design is essentially up to you, although it’s recommended that you consult with us to ensure the design is safe, functional, and beautiful. The materials used to build the deck are also up to you, with wood being the most popular choice. However, other material options, such as Trex, Timbertech, and Fiberron, are available.
Cost is also a factor to consider when planning to build a custom wood deck. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the average cost of a 16-by-20-foot wood deck was $14,000 in 2018. This number increased to $17,100 for a 26-by-30-foot deck.
Contact Metamorphosis Construction today to get started on the deck you have been waiting for.