The beauty of real Mendocino redwood can inspire amazing decking and patio areas.
Build a Deck
It can be an intensely satisfying experience to build a deck for your home. Not only do you get to create something that you, your friends, and your family will enjoy for years to come, but you’ll be able to say you did so with your own hands, cutting down on costs while instilling a (well-deserved) sense of accomplishment. Building a deck does take a degree of time and effort, but with the right plans and materials, you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor in no time.
And those plans and materials are all-important, so important that you can’t actually begin to build a deck before these two elements are laid out and purchased, respectively. The plans you design will depend in large part on your budget and the amount of space you have available to actually build a deck. Other things you will need to consider include how much land you’ll need to level (if applicable), what sort of steps (and how many) you’ll want, the type of railing to use and how you want it oriented in relation to your home. In addition, you will want to consider enhanced elements like pergolas, gazebos and planter boxes.
As for materials, you’ll want to build a deck with something that will stand up to the elements, whatever they may be, on a daily basis. For that, we recommend Mendocino redwood decking, one of the finest decking materials available, prized for its beauty, durability, and ease of use. Using Mendocino redwood decking will make it a breeze to build a deck.
From there, it’s simply a matter of making sure you stick to those plans you so carefully laid out and executing them with the quality materials you bought. Putting time and effort into the pre-building process will yield dividends later on, when you’re actually constructing your deck. And the easier the construction goes, the sooner you’ll be able to kick back in a lawn chair and enjoy the outdoors—without even leaving your home! For additional redwood deck building tips and advice, consult our Redwood Deck Construction brochure.