A deck can boost your house’s outdoor living space. It provides you with a serene environment to relax and enjoy with family and loved ones. The deck extends the square footage of the house, a more conducive place for meeting, birthday parties and family events. With a deck, you have ample space to grill ribs or BBQ during summer, enjoy a siesta and sip cold juice while reading a newspaper.
This makes the construction of decks very viable for homeowners because it can increase the resale value and improve the appearance-cum-aesthetics of the home. Installing decking boards is a splendid way of improving the curb appeal, enhancing the resale value and enjoyment of your house.
Boost Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a factor that home buyers consider before buying a house. A well-built deck is enough to trigger excitement or interest in interested buyers of your home because they will imagine themselves basking in the sunshine while relaxing or hosting a party in your home’s outdoor living space. This visual imagery is enough to persuade home buyers when marketing your home. A composite deck is a great way of showing off the beauty of your home’s exterior.
Before a final decision is made as to whether a home is purchased or not, prospective homebuyers do weigh in options and compare homes they have inspected. With a beautiful deck, they will be motivated to pick your home. A deck improves the aesthetic appeal and adds a quality of distinctiveness to any home.
Although there are no accurate statistics on how much value a composite deck add to homes, most real estate analysts agree that the addition of outdoor living spaces significantly boosts the property value and cost.
Here is why.
Assuming you are seeking for a new house. You inspect a residential property with a nicely constructed outdoor living space, with a composite deck, exquisite furniture and a nicely trimmed garden. You would purchase this house, isn’t it?
Also, the cost of building a deck is affordable, unlike other types of home remodelling projects.
Type of decking material
Now you have finally decided to add a deck. The next decision is the type of decking material. There are two most popular types of decking material. The first is the wood deck, which is prone to rot, pest attack and mould, expect when chemically treated. The second is the composite deck, made from recycled plastics and wooden material. Due to the plastic material in composite decks, they are impervious to moisture, rot and pest damage.
Here some factors you should consider when choosing decking material:
Composite decks are very durable. They are resistant to moisture and have a dense nature. They retain their beauty and quality for decades because they never split or warp. Composite decks are also low-maintenance and easy to clean off. With composite deck, you wouldn’t experience the persistent worries associated with regular restaining, sealing, treatment and sanding.
Although timbre wood deck are admired for their natural fine appearance, composite decks are available in colours that mimic traditional wood appearance. Composite decks are very aesthetical pleasing, and have different colours and stylish designs. Composite decks have a rubbery protective cap that adds a wooden ‘feel’ or texture to the deck. This also adds to the toughness and resilience of the composite material. Because of it ‘moisture resistance’ quality, composite decks are used widely in rainy region or around swimming pool.
Wooden deck may have low initial cost but in the long run, composite decks’ upfront cost compensates the low-maintenance. Composite materials do not need frequent maintainance and do not fade or rot. There is absolutely zero cost of upkeep with composite decks. Wooden decks, on the other hand, are characterised by high cost of maintenance as they will need frequent repainting, treating, replacement of cracked plank and washing.
With composite deck, you spend less on maintenance and save your budget and time in the long run.
Home buyers often appreciate a home when safety measure is put in place. When it rains, wooden deck can become slippery. This increases the likelihood of hazard or household accident. Composite decks are safer because they are designed with slip resistance, making the outdoor space much safer even during wet season.
Getting a composite decking materials will certainly add value to your home. With many varieties of styles and colours, composite deck will surely improve your home’s curb appeal.