Certain factors must be considered when finding out how much you can spend on building your new outdoor deck. Remember that a more elaborate design, combined with the choice of material for the deck, will increase the deck’s cost.
Local siding and roofing contractor TJ Exteriors Inc. also does exterior home remodeling, extending living quarters outdoors with new decks. In today’s blog post, we discuss the things you need to consider when creating a budget for this new addition to your home.
Before you have your deck built, find out how long you are planning to live in your home. If you are looking to put it up for sale right after the completion of the project, pursue a design that doesn’t cost you too much. An oversized deck would be overspending on your part, especially if it is not suited for the scale of your home. On the contrary, you don’t want to skimp on its size if you happen to have a larger home.
A property tax increase may be possible after adding a new deck. While the project is being completed by an exterior remodeling contractor, the local building department may visit your home for numerous inspections. This is to ensure the deck is up to code. After which, you will be notified about your deck passing all inspections. From there, the local tax assessor will contact you for another inspection, this time to determine the cost of the tax increase.
Call your homeowners’ insurance provider once the deck is completed and you obtained a Certificate of Occupancy issued by the local building department. Inform the insurer the cost of constructing the new deck so that insurance coverage can be included in the policy.
TJ Exteriors Inc. is the leading home improvement company in the local area. We specialize in a variety of services, including siding repairs, window replacement and many more. Give us a call at (952) 466-6644 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.