For many homeowners, an outdoor living space such as a new deck can seem like an unnecessary improvement. After all, there are many other parts of your home that need a remodel first, right? However, unless an update is necessary to continue living in the home, we invite you to consider this.
When it comes to increasing a home’s value and adding more usable space, a deck can be one of the smartest investments you can make. Not only will it add value and entertain the family, but it may also save you money by replacing other, more costly remodels. In this article, we’ll explore some of the benefits that installing a deck can bring to your family, as well as what it can do for the value of your home.
The value of a new deck
Decks are among the top 5 improvements you can make to your home in terms of ROI. Remodeling Magazine’s reports that 85% or more of the cost of building a deck are recovered when the house sells. This kind of dollar-for-dollar return is rare and means that you can enjoy a new part of the house virtually risk-free. Another point to consider is that building outside is almost always cheaper than indoor construction because fewer accommodations must be made. Finally, a deck can be a major selling point for a home. The high ROI aside, many realtors report that when prospective home buyers see a home with a deck, its appeal increases. This means you might be able to sell your home faster than normal.
The benefits of a new deck
With a deck, your options for entertaining friends and family take on new dimensions. It’s easy to imagine cozy even drinks, afternoon barbecues, and morning coffee on your new deck. Regardless of the type of material you choose (wood, PVC, composite, etc.), accessorizing your deck is fun and easy. Basics like chairs and tables are deck essentials, while unique items like a pizza oven or hot tub let you customize your deck experience. No matter what sort of deck you add to your home, you can be sure the kids, friends, neighbors, and relatives will love spending time there.
DIY or hire a professional?
Unless you are a skilled builder or handyman, it is almost always faster and more reliable to hire a professional. Professionals have the experience, knowledge, and proper tools to install a durable, long-lasting deck that fits seamlessly with your home. Though you will pay more upfront for a professionally-installed deck, the reduced maintenance and sturdy construction mean lower costs over time. Finally, there is no danger of the ‘trial and error’ problems that come with DIY jobs.
So, if you’ve been considering a deck for your home, we hope this article provides some insight into the value and enjoyment such an addition can bring.
At Morgan Contractors, we have more than 18 years of experience providing quality home improvement services, including deck construction and repair, to the Tristate area. So, if you are looking for a safety-compliant, fully insured, highly reputable company for your next home improvement job, we are it!
For more information about how we can make your deck installation a success, to request an estimate, or for general questions, please contact us today or call 201-401-1800.