Increase Usable “Living Space,” Recoup Over 75% Of Your Costs,
And Instantly Increase A Home’s Value In One Simple Easy Step…
Add A Deck.
Don’t Just Take My Word For It, According to US NEWS MAGAZINE…
When it comes to deck remodels you, as a homeowner, cannot afford to cut corners or hire “non-experienced” day laborers. Remodeling a deck is an intense project that cannot be left to amateurs: There are just too many hidden dangers.
“Building an outdoor living space — such as a deck — might not seem like a particularly appealing proposition for many homeowners. But as the housing market continues its downward slope and the economy slumps in a recession, building a deck can be a smart way for property owners to maintain or even improve their home’s value. After all, it’s less expensive than building an additional room but still enables homeowners to expand their living space. “It’s safe to say that a deck is one of the more cost-effective things you can do,” says Robert Markovich, home and yard editor for Consumer Reports.
“Decks are really a high-return item.”
Remodeling Magazine’s “Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report for 2007” found that more than 85% of the cost of building a wooden deck could be recouped during resale “When most people build a deck, it adds pretty much dollar-for-dollar [value],” says Michael H. Evans, president of Evans Appraisal Service in Chico, Calif.
To find out more about the costs and benefits of outdoor living spaces, U.S. News & World Report turned to Paul Mackie, the western area manager of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. Mackie explained why building an outdoor living space is a smart move in today’s uncertain economy:
In 2007 a person building a deck would recoup about 85% of the cost during resale. Today, according to to the 2013 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling magazine, adding a deck will give you an average of about 77% return on your investment. That is phenomenal staying power and a testament as to the resale value of a deck addition over the life of a home.
Of course, what value you will get on your return will vary depending on the material you used.
Not All Decking Material Is Created Equal:
- Wood decking carries cumulative maintenance costs and deteriorate much faster than alternative materials.
- Composite decking also contains wood, so it will eventually have many of the same problems.
- Cellular PVC lasts the longest and keeps your deck looking newer longer, helping to maintain its value for a future sale.
If you are looking for a cost effective way of increasing your enjoyable living space while simultaneously increasing the value of your home, give us a call to discuss your deck.
We carry and install a wide variety of decking material to make sure we give you exactly what you want at the budget you can afford.