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If you're interested in adding valuable outdoor living space to your home, a backyard deck might be just what you need. With a wide range of deck design options, you can choose from an array of layouts, materials, colors, and more. These customizations can suit any budget, style, and need. Just contact HomePro Match and get paired with one of our pre-screened deck builders. They can make your deck plans a reality!

A reliable deck contractor also provides a variety of other services, including deck repair and maintenance, deck refinishing, deck resurfacing, deck replacement, and under-deck drainage installation.

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What is the difference between a deck and a patio?

A deck is an outdoor attachment connected to your home that is raised from the ground. It can be an added extension to your first, second, and/or third floor of your home. A patio, on the other hand, is built directly on the ground. Patios can either be attached or detached from your home. Both offer great outdoor enjoyment that can either be enclosed or completely open, so It all depends on what your preferences are.

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How to build a deck?

When building a deck from scratch, it’s always best to go with a professional who has the experience and right tools to build a beautiful deck in no time. If, however, you choose to take on this task yourself, you must first determine the square footage of the area you want to build. Before any tools go into the ground, you must check your local building permit and call 811 to be sure you will not be cutting into any utility lines. Once the area is cleared to start building, you must mark where you want to dig. After installing the posts, you can start building the deck frame to place on top of the posts. After the frame is set in place, you are ready to install the top decking material. Make sure you buy the correct materials and the right amount of materials to ensure you get the finished deck you want.

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How much does it cost to build a deck?

The cost of building a deck depends on the size of the deck you want and the type of decking material you choose. Of course, the bigger the square footage you want your deck to be, the more it will cost to build. You will get more square footage for a lower price if you do choose a decking material that is cheaper per square footage. Some decking materials, such as bamboo, redwood, and cedar, are less expensive to build. Materials like composite decking, however, are more expensive per square footage.

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What is a low maintenance deck material?

If you’re looking for a deck material that requires little to no maintenance, vinyl decking, aluminum decking, and composite decking are all great options for you. Composite decking, also known as synthetic decking, is made out of plastic and wood fibers, giving off that classic wood deck look without the tedious maintenance of painting, staining, and sealing. If you don’t like the look of a wood deck, vinyl decking and aluminum decking are two other options that can require even less maintenance than composite. Vinyl decking material is lightweight and is easy to clean. Aluminum decking requires more steps when installing, but in the end, requires hardly any maintenance. Due to their interlocking pattern, moisture is unable to seep through any cracks, making the deck safe from leakage.

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What are the different types of decking material?

The three most popular materials used for decks are composite, vinyl, and wood. Each type of deck material comes in different variations and styles. For instance, many wood decks are either made from cedar, redwood, or pressure-treated wood. Variations in colors and textures also exist. For example, composite decks come in many texture variations to mimic the look of an authentic wood deck. Vinyl decking looks the least like wood, with a smooth, sometimes shiny finish, but requires the least amount of maintenance between the three materials. Depending on what you are willing to maintain and what aesthetic you are looking for, there is certainly a decking material out there to fit your needs.

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What is an underdeck?

An underdeck is the underside of your raised deck. An underdeck creates an additional area to use either as a patio to gather, an outdoor storage space for landscaping tools, or more. There are many different underdeck systems available, some include drainage systems to keep this area free of moisture from your deck above whenever rain or snow falls.

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