We all love saving money. Think about it: Who, when asked “Would you like to save money?’ would answer “Not me!”? No one! But even though we like to save money, sometimes buying something cheap could end up costing you more in the long run, and this is certainly true when it comes to decks.

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When setting out to build a new deck, many opt to either hire an amateur contractor or try to do the job themselves. The result is almost always the same; They get in over their heads and are either left with a half-finished deck or no deck at all. As a professional Maryland new deck builder, we’ve been brought in to finish an amateur’s job enough times to know what can go wrong. That’s why we wanted to take some time today to outline some of the specific things that can go wrong with building a cheap deck.

Cheap Decking Materials Can Compromise Your Deck’s Integrity

One of the most common ways to save a couple of bucks on your deck is to buy cheap materials. These materials are often marked down for a reason. Perhaps there’s something wrong with them, or maybe they’ve simply gone out of style. The bottom line is, if you’re buying marked down lumber and materials to construct your deck, you could be compromising the structural integrity of your new Maryland deck.

Building Permits Could Prove Problematic

One of the most overlooked aspects of building a new Maryland deck is the fact that you need to secure the proper permits before you can build. Any professional new Maryland deck builder understands the permit approval process, it’s something we do every day in the industry, but any amateurs or DIYers may be completely ignorant of this process.

The process of obtaining a permit can be difficult and time-consuming, but if it’s not done properly you could be ordered by your township or municipality to tear your deck down. Proper permits would also be needed if you plan on selling your home at some point down the line.

Shoddy Craftsmanship

We can’t speak to anyone’s individual abilities, but we can tell you that, more often than not, we’re unimpressed with the work of amateur contractors. They tend to cut corners, employ improper construction techniques, and overall just produce poor results. No matter what they try to tell you, just know, that they simply cannot match the level of craftsmanship provided by a professional new deck builder in Maryland.

Work With an Experienced Maryland New Deck Builder

Here at North American Deck and Patio, we’ve been providing our deck building services to all of Maryland for years. We’ve built decks of all shapes, sizes, and designs, and we pride ourselves on our affordable and competitive pricing. Don’t work with just anyone, work with the best. Our team of Maryland deck builders is standing by ready to build the deck of your dreams. 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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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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