It’s All In The Details

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Why is deck composite growing in popularity?

It’s not prone to damage from wood-destroying insects, doesn’t absorb water or food stains, doesn’t splinter, or it doesn’t require a lot of expensive and time-consuming maintenance. It’s the ideal solution for a number of families at just slightly higher cost than traditional wood decks.

Installation isn’t too difficult, but if really want to make your deck stand out, it’s important that you take note of the finishing touches. That’s where the hard work truly comes in for a job well done.

Decks are exposed to changing temperatures, rain, and other weather changes year round. Your deck will adjust subtly with it and, if not finished properly, will result in opened miter edges, buckling, and other changes that are unpleasant visually and physically to walk on.

Hiring a Professional Handyman to Build Your Richmond Deck

A professional will make sure that edges are seamless, have matching wood grains, and limit movement during weather changes. They’ll also ensure that:

  • measurements are as exact as possible with proper wood lengths and fewer seams
  • nails are recessed and plastics are smoothed with no edges sticking up
  • cut edges are aproned or trimmed

Even if you are ready to do-it-yourself, consider consulting a professional to evaluate your particular deck needs. Like adding a backsplash in your kitchen, the type of material you select, your desired outcome, and the given space may require some additional tools, time, and familiarity with the type of a project. Consulting with a professional ahead of time will save you time and money, but it will also ensure that the job is done properly and there’s no need to repair a botched installation.

The details, as small as they may be, make the difference between having a deck and having a functional deck that you absolutely love.