Canadians relish their short summers and look forward to pulling out the patio set and bbq. Decks have become an extension of the home as an additional dining room or living room. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your investment when building a deck:
- Design. Consider how the design of your home fits with the design of the deck. Ideally one space should flow into the next. Think about the traffic flow once furniture is added in order to make the best choice for your yard.
- Look for building materials that are easy to maintain. No one wants a deck that has to get stained every second year so make sure to carefully choose building materials. There is a wide range of materials on the market so you may want to do some research before heading to the hardware store.
- Be realistic about size. How much space will you need to comfortably fit furniture? It’s better to err on the side of adding a bit more space than having to add additional space later.
- Regulations. Ensure that you know the City’s regulations on decks. The City of Regina requires homeowners to obtain a permit before building (visithttps://www.regina.ca/residents/building-demolition/build-on-property/building-deck/ for more information). Also, contact SaskPower and SaskEnergy to make sure you know where your power and gas lines run before construction by visitinghttp://www.sask1stcall.com/ Ensure you know where your property lines are.
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