Category: Custom Decks |  By Rick Stoddard

5 Different Styles Of Decks

5 Different Styles Of Decks – Are you ready to add a deck to your property? There is so much to consider. First, you want to research your decking type, but you also want to consider the design, style, or type of deck you want. Let’s take a look at some of the known deck styles.

5 Different Styles Of Decks

Wraparound Deck5 Different Styles Of Decks

A wraparound deck is like an old-fashioned wraparound porch. Unlike a porch, parts of it can be larger, more uneven, and look more like a room. Wraparound decks also usually tend to be slightly elevated. The benefits of a wraparound deck include extending the living space of your house, assisting with air circulation throughout your home when access doors are open, and allowing you to follow the sun/shade throughout the day.

Multi-Tier Deck

A multi-tier deck, or two-story deck, is the perfect choice if you have a large property, or if your property changes in elevation. You will have different levels of decking that will be connected, usually by steps or paths. Particularly if you have tricky terrain, hills, slopes, and/or rocky landscaping, a multi-tier deck might be all that you can accommodate. The benefits of a multi-tier deck include maximizing your space and creating distinct spaces on different levels. It also adds strong visual appeal to your space as it can act as an elaborate, beautiful design all on its own.

Attached Deck

An attached deck is similar to a patio, except that it’s made from wood or wood composite decking materials. It’s slightly raised and most commonly attached to the back of an L-shaped or U-shaped house. Attached decks can provide additional living space and even offer shade with an added overhead roof.

Detached Deck

A detached deck is more like an island and can be positioned anywhere on your property with access via stairs or a pathway. It can be built over areas with poor drainage, or bumpy, rocky, and uneven terrain and complemented by landscaping bushes or flowerbeds around it.

Rooftop/Over Garage Deck

A rooftop deck, or deck on top of your garage, is a great idea if you have a flat roof to work with. Just make sure you get the structural and engineering aspects tested first to ensure that your deck will be stable and safe. A deck like this is perfect for urban dwellers. It offers better views than ground-level decks, more privacy, and can even pick up breezes more with the elevation. Whichever design you go for, take some time to play around with shapes and different levels to create something truly unique for your home.

When considering your deck, keep in mind that the location, terrain, and weather all play a huge factor in what materials and design you decide on for your property. For more information on a custom deck, contact us!

For more information on 5 Different Styles Of Decks or custom-built decks in Puget Sound please contact us anytime or stop by and see us in North Snohomish County.

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