Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Blog Post | 0 comments

Adding a deck to your home is a great investment; on average you will yield an approximate 87% return on your investment, depending on where you live and size of your deck, according to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine.


Franklin Fence and Deck wants to make sure you have all the facts before deciding on which deck is right for you!


First things first. You need to hire a contractor. Generally speaking, 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.


Second, make sure you are comfortable with the size of your new deck! Bigger is not always better! Also, focus on the correct location. Your deck will be a popular place, so give careful thought to where it should be located. Begin by working out how to access it from the house. The ever-handy back door to the kitchen probably won’t do the job; it will force traffic toward the cooking area, making a shambles of any large-group entertaining. Instead, focus more on a place like the living room, dining room, or family room while being handy to the kitchen.



Finally, plan ahead! Perhaps you will want to add on as time goes on. Maybe you want to put in a hot tub? Planning this now could save you from tearing up what you have already installed!


Franklin Fence and Deck would love to be a part of your new outdoor living space! Give us a call today at 615-790-8428 and let us help you plan your dream deck today! So come on and deck out your house! What are you waiting for!


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