Thinking of adding a deck to your Colorado room? There’s plenty of information to familiarize yourself with first. Check out these frequently asked questions for Colorado deck builders when starting your next deck building project.

Will my home value increase with a new deck?

Adding a deck to your home can be a great investment. Whether you are a new home buyer or have lived in your place for years, building a deck on your property increases the overall selling value and curb appeal. Even if you aren’t planning to sell your property right away, you’ll be able to enjoy the comfort and versatility that a deck provides. The addition of a deck adds property value and immediate interest from potential buyers when you are ready to sell.

How long does it take to build?

Deck building time depends on many variables. The average basic decking project lasts between one and two weeks. If you’re building it by yourself, your deck project could take a lot longer. A DIY project could take up to six weeks to complete, says HomeAdvisor.

Are there low maintenance deck options?

There are a few deck products available that are considered low maintenance options. These products do require a little bit of upkeep, but are not as involved or strenuous as their higher maintenance counterparts. Composites like plastic do sometimes scratch or wear over time, but don’t require yearly sanding and staining.

What are the main differences between wood and composite decking?

Overall, less maintenance is required for composite decking than wood decking options. Although composite decking has a higher cost upfront, money is saved in the upkeep of these materials. Sanding, staining, and sealing are yearly requirements when it comes to wood decking, even if it has a five-year manufacturer’s guarantee. The Colorado climate heavily affects the longevity of your wood decking, so it will need sealed more often than recommended.

For wood decking upgrades, composite recaps are available for a more affordable option. Wood decking is capped with a longer-lasting composite that keeps the foundation of your deck intact.

Is it easier to build it myself?

Building a deck yourself takes a lot of time and energy. Not only does it require tools and equipment that you may not have (which adds to the overall cost of the build), you’ll need to make sure you have the correct permits required by the state of Colorado. If your new build isn’t up to code, you could be dealing with an influx of unwanted fines. A deck built by a novice could also become a safety hazard.

Hiring a professional to help with your build allows you to maintain complete control of the design process while saving money on equipment, avoiding licensing issues, and completing your project on time. Specialists at Masterpiece Outdoor Living can help you navigate zoning restrictions and building codes, all while staying within your budget. The expert craftsmen can also ensure your new deck will meet all your expectations and more.