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Build a Deck on a Budget
March 24, 2017
Build a Deck on a Budget
If you want a new deck, but want to have it built on a budget, you have options. We strongly suggest you don’t look for the lowest cost option for everything with your new deck as you will end up having to re-build or repair your deck in a few years anyway. This leads to more overall expenses in the long-run. That said, there are ways you can build a deck on a budget without sacrificing quality.
Customization Costs Money
If you’re building a new deck, remember that there are standard sizes, colors, and materials which help to save money in the long run. Your Maryland deck contractor will be able to fill you in on these details and help you build a deck which, while it isn’t customized to your exact likely, will fit your needs, style, and budget. While it may look a little cookie-cutter, remember you can add style to your deck down the road with new custom railings, decor, and deck furniture.
Ask any Maryland contractor when their busy season is and nine times out of ten you will hear that it is in the spring or summer. With any industry, the higher the demand for something, the higher the cost. Reach out to your local Maryland decking contractor during their slow season (commonly in the late fall and winter); they may be more willing to cut you a deal. Not to mention their materials may cost less so they can pass the savings on to you.
Traditional Wood Saves Money
While wood decks do require more upkeep, they save money during the construction phase. That said, vinyl and composite decks are much more cost effective in the long-run when it comes to maintenance and longevity. So, when figuring out the type of deck you want, don’t just get the cheapest decking material. Consider if you will be willing and able to spend the time and money for the upkeep of the less expensive wood decking.
Build Within your Means
As opposed to coming into the deck designing process with elaborate demands, first focus on your budget. If you can’t afford a screened-in gazebo right now then simply tell your Maryland deck contractor you want the ability to add it later. This will allow you the opportunity to add-on to your deck as funds become available and still build a deck on a budget.
Don’t Sacrifice Quality
Sacrificing quality in order to build an inexpensive deck is a huge mistake. Don’t resort to buying poor quality materials or doing the whole project yourself. You may end up with an unsafe deck that isn’t up to code. This is why it’s crucial to hire a reputable Maryland deck building company who can help you reduce the cost of the deck, without violating any building codes and safety standards.
North American Deck and Patio, LLC. is a Maryland-based locally-owned and operated Maryland deck company who delivers consistent results, guaranteed by an honest warranty, at reasonable prices. If you’re looking to build a deck on a budget, give us a call for a free consultation at 866-535-1961or fill out the form on our website today and let discuss your options!
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