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How Can You Budget for Your Decking Project?


If you’ve been wanting to expand your home’s outdoor area, here are a few helpful tips when budgeting for your dream deck.

With spring on the horizon, it’s time to start planning for warm weather and more time spent outside.  Deck installation can increase the value of your home while adding desirable outdoor space.  If you’ve been wanting to expand your home’s outdoor area, here are a few helpful tips when budgeting for your dream deck.

Stay Small

Expansive decks may look glamorous, but they are expensive and not always necessary for how you spend your outdoor time.  Whether you’re simply looking to relax outside and catch a few rays or enjoy some outdoor summer dining, smaller can be better.  What you feel you may lack in size, you can also make up for in decor.  Making sure that you have designated spaces for specific parts of your deck can also make it feel roomier and more comfortable.

Off-Season Building

Building in the off-season will help tighten up your budget.  Like most outdoor work, the peak season for deck installation runs from late April to early July.  Fortunately for you and your wallet, most contractors are open to working in the off-season as well.  If you’re looking to save money on your dream deck by building in the cooler months, ask us here.

Considering DIY

A lot of time, thought, and accuracy goes into the planning process of deck installation.  If you’re considering building your own deck, it is important to responsibly assess your planning abilities as well as your general skill level.  If you feel comfortable taking on such a task, another thing to honestly consider is your available time.  Even the simplest designs can take up more time and money than you originally bargained for.

Materials Matter

Saving on material is a great way to stick to a rigid budget.  There are two modes of thought when it comes to saving on composite materials for your deck: choose from a less expensive product line or choose a board that’s capped on three sides.  Capped boards will last longer, but may be more expensive than your budget allows.  Three-sided capped boards could be the solution to wanting longevity without spending too much.  Whichever material you choose, you won’t break the bank.

Determine Your Budget

Understanding what you can afford is essential when installing a deck.  With so many options to consider when it comes to materials, sizing, placement, etc., you cannot do enough research when it comes to deck design and installation.

Call Albaugh and Sons for All Your Deck Needs

When doing your research on Albaugh & Sons, you’ll find they match up to top-quality decking company criteria, and even go beyond it! With impeccable testimonials, a stunning portfolio, we guarantee that your job will be completed at the BEST quality, so you don’t need to look elsewhere.  

Albaugh & Sons specializes in commercial and residential deck installation and repair, among other deck services, and has the right tools and professionals for your decking job.

CONTACT US online or give us a call at 301-964-9379 today to start your project!

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