Weekly Tip for Dec 04: Not Just for Dads: Why You Should Build a Deck

<span>Weekly Tip for Dec 04:</span> Not Just for Dads: Why You Should Build a Deck
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    When you think about a backyard deck, you may imagine a father sitting outdoors sipping on a beer, grilling or otherwise enjoying some leisure time to himself under the sun.

    However, a backyard deck is not just for dads, and the reality is that the whole family can enjoy using this space in different ways.


If you are thinking about the best way to improve your property, adding a deck makes a lot of sense. After all, in addition to improving the functionality of your backyard, you also can increase the resale value and make your home more appealing to buyers.

Consider these additional reasons why you should build a deck for your home.

  • A Safe Place for the Kids

    A new feature, like a deck, is like a facelift for homes. A deck can be an extension of a patio area, giving your kids much more developed space to play in the yard. They can ride their push carts, roll toy cars or even do artwork out on the deck under the sun. This is an area free of pests and critters where they can have fun without getting too dirty.

  • A Place to Entertain Friends and Family

    While a deck is a great feature for dads and kids to enjoy, it can also be a communal space used to host gatherings. The whole family can get enjoyment out of a new deck in this way. Simply imagine hosting your next backyard barbecue or pool party on your large, new deck. There will be plenty of room for all of your guests to gather here without having to venture into the grass.

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  • A Low Maintenance Space

    You may want to build a deck because of how functional this space can be, but you may also consider how easy the space is to maintain. There are different types of materials that you can choose that have different maintenance requirements. This includes pressure-treated wood that may only need to be re-sealed every few years or vinyl, wood-like material that only needs to be pressure-washed from time to time.

Enjoying time outdoors on your own property is one of the great pleasures associated with home ownership, and you can take full advantage of this benefit when you invest in a new deck. Take time to explore materials options more closely and to get a quote for the professional construction of your deck as a first step today.

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Brook Chaplan

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan