Choosing & Installing a Deck with Franklin Fence and Deck

A quality, custom, wooden deck not only adds value and beauty to your home, but it increases your available space for entertaining, relaxing and enjoying the beauty of your back yard. Imagine entertaining your friends in your new outdoor kitchen, complete with built-in seating, a grill and refrigerator, and plenty of room to move around. In Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, you can use such a space in all but the coldest (and hottest) months.

 

Things to Consider When Adding a Deck

If you’re thinking about adding a deck to your property, you’re making a wise investment as well as adding an attractive element to your outdoor design. Decks add value and curb appeal to your home, helping you to get top dollar when it comes time to sell. Before you start planning your new deck, take a moment to consider the following:

1. Hire a contractor. For all, but the simplest deck project, it’s a wise idea to hire a contractor who is experienced in deck construction. You don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on supplies only to learn in a year or two that you installed the boards incorrectly, causing them to warp. A contractor is also abreast of all of the latest building code changes and can make sure your deck passes inspection.

2. Get comfortable with the size. When you’re planning a deck, it’s easy to say that big is better. That’s not always the case. Get a feel for how your new deck will fit into the traffic pattern and landscape of your back yard by marking the space with white paint before you actually commit.

3. Plan ahead for future expansion. Do you want to add an outdoor kitchen or perhaps a hot tub to your deck design in the future? These heavy items will need extra support built into the basic design of the deck. Plan now to avoid having to rebuild a portion of the deck later.

 

Adding a Deck with Franklin Fence and Deck

If you’d like to explore the possibility of adding a stylish, quality deck to your property, let Franklin Fence and Deck help guide you through the process of designing, ordering and installing your new outdoor living space. We have been helping greater Nashville and Middle TN home and business owners transform the exteriors of their properties for 28 years. We are the largest–and the most experienced–fence and deck contractor in the area.

Adding a deck to your home or business doesn’t have to be stressful and it doesn’t have to break your budget. Call us and let us show you how easy the process can be. We look forward to hearing from you.