If you are in the market for a new deck you likely have a lot of decisions to make. There are many things to consider when designing and building a deck, especially if you aren’t replacing an existing one. From function, to cost, to design, there are countless decisions to make. Let’s look at some of the considerations that should be taken when planning, designing, and building a new deck.

Considerations for Investing in a New Deck

Consider Your Plans

One of the biggest things you’ll need to consider is your plan for the deck. Design your deck with it’s purpose in mind.

Do you plan to entertain friends and family on the deck? Or do you just want a space to grill and eat as a family during the summer months? By having a clear idea of your purpose for the deck before finalizing the design you can ensure you will end up with a deck you are happy with long term.

Consider Your Budget

The next major consideration is your budget. Budget will determine the size and scope of your deck, as well as the material. Do you have a limited budget? Pressure treated lumber may be a good option for you. Do you have a little more money to work with? Then Trex or another composite decking may be perfect.

Consider Your Limitations

Once you’ve established what you want out of the deck and have a better understanding of your budget, it is important to understand and consider any limitations you may have. Are there HOA limitations on your project? Or zoning limitations? Working with a professional who can help you design your deck up to community and local standards and can help prevent you from having a deck that doesn’t pass inspection.

Whether you are replacing an existing deck or you are building one for the first time, working with a professional is a great way to ensure you’ve taken everything into consideration. At North American Deck and Patio our team of experts can help you design the deck of your dreams and our Baltimore deck contractors can build your deck quickly and with the utmost quality. To get started on your deck project give us a call today!

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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“Jim at North American patio and deck's came up with the most ingenious way of utilizing our small very slanted very water drained environment and turned it into a virtual oasis. Making this deck the envy of all our ambitions and gem for the community.”

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Charles County Deck and Patio: La Plata (20646), Port Tobacco (20677), Rock Point (20682), Waldorf (20601, 20602, 20603)

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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