Building a Deck On Your Nepean or Ottawa Home This Spring?

Building a Deck This Spring

Often spring time is one of the busiest times of the year for homeowners, we’re coming out of the winter and many people are thinking about their summer and what smaller projects around the house can be done to help make it more enjoyable.  If you’re looking for the ultimate home improvement project to provide relaxation and enjoyment look no further than building a new custom deck.

Do you like to entertain guests?  Then maybe you’ve love to have a deck built with a covered outdoor cooking area?  Gas and electricity can be run through your deck framework so if you wanted to have the ultimate in outdoor entertaining decks, you could.  You could add provisions for a hot tub, integrated seating or flower beds, low voltage lighting systems and so much more.

The possibilities are endless when you’re working with a talented local builder like Nepean General Contractors.

Can Your Old Deck Be Rebuilt?

In some cases customers will come to us with a wood deck that has been neglected and they will want to have the deck rebuilt, sometimes using lumber and other times using a composite decking material.  If the structure and framing of your old deck are in good shape then “refacing” the deck is an affordable option some homeowners choose.

Good Deck Builders Start With Solid Framing

Most deck frames will first be built with pressure treated lumber because of it’s affordability and resistance to rot when in contact with the ground.  Other woods and even metal can be used for the framing but the expense will begin to climb.  The complexity of your deck design could make the framing part really easy, or much more complex.

Typically single level, smaller decks can be framed up rather quickly.  If you have a multi-level deck, with many compound angles and other provisions such as stairs or integrated seating or reinforcement for a hot tub then the framing can take more planning and work.  It’s important your deck have rock solid framework that is supported correctly on firm, level ground.

How Much Will A New Deck Cost?

That’s a good question and not something that can truly be answered on a website.  In order to provide you with an accurate price we’d have to come and look at your specific deck building project to see what you are trying to do.  For the sake of this article if a homeowner was prepared to spend $5000 – $10,000+ they can usually have a very nice deck built with a variety of different options likely available to them.

Obviously the price will increase as the size of the deck grows or if you have a difficult property to work on that might need additional landscaping work, the price will also increase.  The specific decking materials you choose are also going to greatly affect the price of the deck.  Pressure treated lumber is always the most affordable option but exotic woods like Western Red Cedar, Cumaru and IPE are quite popular too despite the much higher price tag.

How Long Does It Take To Build A New Deck?

This is often the most asked question after “what’s my new deck going to cost?” and for good reason.  You want to know how long you’re going to have a small crew of builders sawing lumber, pounding nails and making a racket on your property.  The good news is that most decks can be completed in just a few days providing the weather cooperates.  Some decks, especially if they are larger or multi-level decks may require a little more time because of their complexity but most decks can be finished within a week.

Another factor that could delay your decking project would be special ordered materials or exotic hardwoods which can take time to arrive and are usually pre-ordered well in advance.

Why Choose Nepean General Contractors For Your Wood Deck Building Project?

Nepean General ContractorsWhen you choose Nepean General Contractors for your wood deck construction project you’re partnering with a small team of local craftsman.  We’re a small outfit but we like it that way because it keeps the quality of our workmanship in a category other contractors can’t touch.

We work one project at a time so that you get the best in our personal service.  Alan Shade (owner) is always on site and readily available to help you and make sure your project deadlines are met without surprises or hassles.

If you’d like an estimate for your wood deck construction project please give us a call (613) 894-8683 or fill out our email form and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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