"Outdoor decks are the most beautiful extensions of your home. When done properly and fully utilized it can feel like an actual room addition to your home. It acts like a portal to your landscape area, and can also help to increase the value of your home at resale. Using a variety of endless possible deck accessories such as benches, bird baths, pergolas and so on, you can create your own ‘backyard paradise'.”
~ Bob Loudermilk
Popular Deck & Outdoor Space Features
- Built-in Benches or Furniture
- Pergola, Arbor or Awnings
- Custom Railings and Stair Design
- Contrasting Colors for Extra Detail
- Planting and Storage Boxes
- Plants and Water Features
- Hammocks and Swinging Chairs
- Lighting - Walkways, Stairs & Special Effects
- Sun Room, Hot Tub or Sauna
- Built-in Barbeque, Coolers or Kitchens
- Connecting a Porch or Patio
- Multi Level Decks & Wrap-Around Porches*
Deck building is on the rise - according to a 2011 report by The Freedonia Group, leading business researchers, “U.S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.7 percent annually through 2014." In addition to enhancing the quality and quantity of living space in your yard, you can build a deck knowing you’ll recoup, on average, 82 percent of the project’s cost when you sell your home. Loudermilk Construction provides options for natural wood decks, wood finishes - sealers - and paints, composite decking, as well as deck care and maintenance.
Is a building permit required?
Depending on where you live and the size of the deck you want, you may need to get a permit. You can check with your local building department or let Loudermilk Construction take care of the permits for you and avoid potential penalties or problems.
* What is a multi-level deck and wrap-around porch?
A multi-level deck or wraparound porch are welcomed design features for any home. With multiple level decks, you can utilize uneven or sloped land, making it useful space. Usually there are series of steps and landings that lead to each level. You create different featured area theme decks customized with your own design tastes.
Wrap around home porches create flexibility - they usually span along the sides of the home. Very useful to get in or out of the sun, to catch a breeze, create more room for guests and entertaining, or just enjoy a different view of the landscaping around your house.