A new deck can be expensive. You might not think you have enough room for a deck. You might not think having a new deck built on you home is a good return on your investment. Whatever reason for not having a deck built on your home, you might want to reconsider. Below I’ll lay out several reasons why a deck might be the best thing to add to your house.
Reasons For Building A New Deck
It’s a good return on investment – Most decks have an average ROI of about 85%. That number is an average so it can change depending on the region you live in and the size of the deck you’re building. According to Improvenet.com, homeowners in the Milwaukee, WI area spent on average between $4,625 and $7,514 on their new deck. That means homeowners recouped between $3,931 and $6387 when they sold their home. You really can’t ask for more from an addition to your home.
- It’s great for family entertainment – What better way to spend summer evenings in Wisconsin than grilling out on your deck. Grilling out is a Wisconsin past time. You hear stories from your friends and what they did the past weekend and it generally revolves around being outside and grilling. Having a deck to entertain is the best way to make everyone feel comfortable. Tables, chairs, storage containers, grills, pools, and anything else you can think of go hand in hand with a deck. I don’t know why you wouldn’t want a deck added to your house.
- Decks are super flexible – Building a deck can be scary. How big should it be? How much can I afford? What material should I use? What should it look like? How will I maintain it? That’s a lot to think about. What’s great about building a new deck is that it’s very flexible. You can build something small or large, with wood or plastic, with multiple board directions or all of the boards going in one direction. It doesn’t matter what your potential issues may be because a deck can be built on any budget, small or large, any type of wood, any level of upkeep, and it will look great for a long time and add value to your home. You really can’t go wrong.
There are so many good reasons to build a deck that it would be silly not to have one. They have a great return on investment, they’re great for entertaining friends and family, and they are super flexible depending on what your limitations are for buying a deck. Ask a professional how much a deck would cost for you!