Your house is a reflection of who you are. Your taste is defined by the colours, textures, and moods you choose. While there are many ways to increase the value of your property, decks are an excellent choice. The best part is they do so without burning a hole in your pocket!
Decks are often overlooked when it comes to enhancing your living area. Whether it’s hanging out with friends, a formal party, a weekend get together or just some ‘me time’, decks are a great place to unwind. They also give your property a unique charm and a ‘boujee yet contemporary’ look!
Building a rooftop deck
Before building a deck, always have a plan in mind. Then, prepare a list of questions that will help you get on with your plan. Contact an expert or a professional who will have answers to your questions. And while doing that, make sure you inspect your area. Check if your roof has a structure that can support the additional weight. You could also contact an architect or an engineer who could spell out the technical roadblocks and offer solutions for the same.
DIY or Hire a Contractor?
When you plan your roof deck installation, make sure its thoroughly planned. Most importantly, decide if you want to build the deck or hire a professional contractor who also undertakes roof deck repairs. So when it starts to wear out, you know who to contact.
If you’re going to do it yourself, make sure you pay attention to the materials you choose. Also, make sure that the materials are at par with your design and that there are no compromises on quality. They should be sturdy and durable.
If you’re looking for a contractor, do your homework and look for someone who has experience with deck construction. Also, double-check that they’re licensed to do so. Hiring a contractor would undoubtedly free up a lot of time for you, but make sure you’re kept informed at all times.
Do rooftop decks offer a good ROI?
Whether you want to sell your property or not, it’s always a good idea to add value to it. This also helps in increasing your return on investment. Decks made of low-maintenance materials or wood decks are common in many homes. They’re a good choice because they add living space at a low cost per square foot.
Also, in Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, research found that you can get back as much as 80% of the cost of a deck back when you sell your home.
When does your deck need to be repaired?
It is always good to stay equipped. When you identify the slightest issue, it’s better to get your deck examined by a contractor. This will not only save you money but a lot of unwanted stress, too.
It is easy to understand when your rooftop needs repairing. But when it comes to your deck, you need to take the help of a professional to avoid further inconveniences. And for that, we’d recommend calling a trusted contractor for an honest estimate of time and cost. Get in touch with us on (610)-880-3890 or fill up our quick contact form and our experts will get in touch with you!
(President, Hynes Roofing and Siding)
With over 35 years experience in the roofing and siding industry, Michelle Hynes has built a business from 2 people into over 45 people and 19 trucks!