Have you been thinking about adding a timber deck to your home, but you’re yet to be convinced? Well, we’ve come up with some very good reasons why a timber deck is a great investment, adding a whole new dimension to your home and your lifestyle.
1. Increases the Value of Your Home
While this is usually not the motivating reason to add a timber deck, you will usually recoup around 72% of the cost of doing so if you sell your home. For this reason, timber decking is an effective way to add value, while at the same time increasing your enjoyment of your home.
2. Improves Your Home’s Appearance
The warmth and natural beauty of a timber deck dramatically improves the look of your home, providing you with a comfortable and attractive place to spend time with family and friends.
3. Environmentally Friendly
One of the biggest selling points for timber is the fact that it is the only renewable and sustainable building material. Additionally, its production entails little waste and uses less energy than other building materials. For the environmentally conscious, timber is an obvious choice.
4. Relatively Fast & Inexpensive Construction
As long as you ensure you engage qualified and skilled builders to construct your deck, the work will be completed in no time at all and with little disruption. While it’s hard to say exactly what the cost of a deck will be, as much depends on size and your choice of material, timber continues to be one of the most economical building materials available.
5. Easy To Maintain
To extend both the life and look of your timber deck, you will need to maintain it; however, this is not difficult or time-consuming. Have a look at our blog post on sprucing up your deck, which includes a schedule for how often you’ll need to oil and stain.
6. Versatile & Durable
Timber decking is an extremely versatile building material, and can be used around water features or pools, for walkways or bridges, and is perfect for using over an uneven or sloping landscape. And it can be used as flooring under a patio or pergola. Timber is also extremely durable and hard-wearing, adding to both its aesthetic appeal and its cost-effectiveness.
7. Extends Your Living & Entertaining Space
Last but not least, adding a timber deck to your property opens up a whole new vista for living and entertaining. You’ve now got a beautiful and functional place to enjoy a BBQ with friends or to simply hang out with the kids, playing games, reading or sitting down for a family meal on a balmy night. There are so many ways you can enjoy your new deck, it’s impossible to list them here. But think about it as an outdoor room, where you can let your imagination run wild and create the perfect place for whatever activity takes your fancy.