How To Determine Deck Size

Created on: April 25th, 2019
Categories: Building A Deck, Custom Decks, Deck Builder, Deck Design, Decks
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How To Determine Deck Size

When adding a deck to your home for the first time, you might be wondering what size you should go with. There’s really no right answer for that since it will depend on a number of things. The addition of a deck, no matter what it’s size is, can not only add value to your property but also enhance it’s exterior. Your custom deck provides lifestyle benefits that make homeowners want to enjoy every square foot of their property.

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The size of a deck will depend on your budget, first and foremost. Bigger, more elaborate decks will cost more than smaller and simpler options. However, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have the deck of your dreams! Talking things over with your deck contractor can help understand your budget so that you get a deck that works with your home and budget.

Another key factor in size is how much room you have for the deck itself. Although you might want a large deck, your backyard’s small size might not allow for that. The amount of yard space will play a huge factor in the size of the deck. Also, you might favour green areas in your yard, which can limit the deck size if you want to keep those areas. But your contractor can help explain what sections in your yard will suffice for the deck.

Then there’s the fact that communities have different zoning laws. Some communities have strict rules and regulations when it comes down to improvements and outdoor space. The majority of new decking projects require a permit, which can ensure that your project is done correctly. It’s wise to check with neighbours, homeowner’s associations, and the City Of Calgary’s permit office to see if there are certain rules that need to be followed before committing to a certain deck size.

Another factor is how much use you’ll get out of the new deck. If you plan on using it a lot, then you might want it bigger to have enough space to host those parties and gatherings you’ve always wanted to host. But if you just want it for intimate family things, a smaller deck will more than suffice. If you’re still unsure of what size works for your home and space, one of our expert deck associates can help!

Contact Mountain View Sun Decks today to book a no-cost deck consultation and ask us about our “Don’t Pay Until The Job Is Complete” policy, a first of its kind in the Calgary decking industry!

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