A small percentage of homes will install a deck at the initial stage of construction, which means that a more significant percentage of homes will have to install one much later, which can be a good thing if you want to influence what kind of deck to get. A deck is a single thing you can install at an affordable price to give your home the resort-like ambiance you will enjoy in outdoor dining settings. Below, we look at decks in Ottawa and their different types, so you always have more awareness of all available options.
Different Types Of Decks
Difference In Materials
The main options of wooden decks were redwood and cedar before more builders started considering things like Ipe, mahogany, tigerwood, and pressure-treated wood. All these natural woods are affordable to install, have long-lasting durability, and feel great to walk on.
A wood option like Ipe has a strong resistance against bugs, rot, splintering, and regular physical wear and tear. You want the kind of wood that will last a long time despite differences in climate and weather, so always ask your deck building and design specialists whether their choice is suitable for your home.
It is the first alternative to wood and is made of wood fibers with a plastic blend. Many people cannot tell the difference between composite and natural wood because it looks and feels the same.
The main advantage of the composite is the various colors and styles, which means you would not have to paint over or add wax. Composite is relatively easier to maintain because you only have to scrub it gently occasionally or use a light pressure wash to remove mold and mildew. Composite tends to look smoother and neater than regular wood because all the clips, screws, and fasteners are hidden from sight.
PVC has fully recyclable materials that do not fade, stain, or rot. It is the most affordable and long-lasting of all other materials, making it an excellent choice for people who want excellent quality at affordable prices. The prominent disclaimer on PVC is that it gets hot fast with hot weather, so you may want to consider asking the Ottawa deck builders to install a layer of grass carpet on top.
Deck Styles By Our Local Deck Builders And Contractors
This style of deck is excellent for homes built on uneven ground. The multi-tier deck looks good when it covers an expansive space and multiple levels you can use for different purposes.
It is the traditional style of decks and offers a lot of room for you to enjoy a bigger outdoor space accessible from multiple points.
Attached Or Detached
The attached deck is built directly off the home, while the detached one is a floating deck that you access with a walkway or path. The attached one is limited in width to the distance across your home, but a detached one is better if you want to take advantage of the bigger space in your home.
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