With summer in full swing, it is never too late to add a deck to your backyard (after all, we’ve been hitting the 90s already!). Whether you are jumping in the pool, grilling up some steaks, or watching the kids play, decks are the perfect outdoor entertaining space. After you have defined your budget, considered the size of your space and assessed your needs, it is time to start planning your deck.
First, determine what kind of material you would like to use to build your deck. Leo Distributors offers both traditional hardwood and polymer decking materials. Our TimberTech® products are more durable and longer lasting than traditional wood, while still giving the look and feel of wood. If you want something slightly easier to maintain, our Azek and EverNew products are polymer decking materials that resist scratches, stains, mold, and mildew and are easy to clean. Contact Leo Distributors to help you determine what kind of decking materials will best suit your needs or stop in our showroom to check out our variety of products.
Next, consider the layout of your deck, but first, contact your local building department or homeowner’s association to make sure you comply with permits and building requirements. Be sure to also call 811 to mark underground utility lines. When planning the size of your deck, consider how much space you will need for outdoor furniture, a grill, a hot tub, or any of your various needs. Make sure the design steers clear of windows so it doesn’t obstruct any views from inside of your home. Our team at Leo Distributors is happy to help you plan the layout of your deck as well as point out the materials you need to get the job done.
Afterwards, purchase your materials and either get to work building your dream desk or find a contractor who can make your deck come to life. When your deck is completed, it’s time to go shopping for furniture, accessories, and fun lighting to add personality, color, and comfort to your space. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of your summer on your brand new deck!
Keep in mind these few tips as you plan your dream deck this summer! Be sure to stop by the Leo Distributors showroom or contact us today to learn more about our decking products and see how we can help.