Watching the sunset with a glass of iced tea, or cracking open a cold one in the backyard feels a bit lacking when you only have a couple of chairs. To better enjoy outdoor living, you should consider adding a deck to your home. But this is a huge project and you’ll want to have all the bases covered. As you plan your deck installation, TJ Exteriors Inc., trusted expert in deck and window installation, suggests you ask yourself these important questions:
1. Why do you want a deck in the first place? Take your specific needs into account. Perhaps the deck will serve as an extension of your kitchen or dining area, allowing you to add a grill or an outdoor oven. Maybe you want to socialize and host parties, in which case, the additional space can be especially handy. It could be that you just want a spot where you can put your feet up and watch the day pass. Your goals for this project will influence the size and overall design of your new decking, so make sure you fully understand them.
2. What kind of deck do you want? Decks typically come in two options–attached or freestanding. An attached deck adds value to your home, and is more accessible, but you’ll need to consider your home’s layout to avoid inconvenient placement. A freestanding deck, on the other hand, is easier to create, but not as accessible. To choose the deck that best works for your home, turn to TJ Exteriors Inc. Our design team will work on a lovely but functional design that suits your wants while considering your home’s layout and available space. We’re not just your doors and window installers–we can also handle your deck installation needs.
3. Which deck material should you choose? Most decks come in cedar or pressure-treated wood, which can add a warm and rustic look to your outdoor space. But if you want a more low-upkeep alternative, you can go for composite decking. TJ Exteriors Inc. offers high-quality TimberTech AZEK™ composite decks that are designed for durability and low-maintenance performance. They won’t crack, rot, or split while offering the beauty of wood with a color that will remain lovely and fade-resistant.
TJ Exteriors Inc. is the area’s most trusted deck and entry door installers. Expect your deck installation to go on smoothly and hitch-free when you work with us. We proudly serve the areas in and around St. Paul and Carver, MN. Call us today at (952) 448-4312 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.