As pleasant as a house may be, some measure of fresh air is always bound to be attractive (some times more than other times) to anyone cooped up in the house for any extended period of time. Front porches can be a pleasant place to linger, enjoy an evening breeze, and chat with the neighbors. During the day, though, the front porch may be just a little bit too exposed, depending on where the house is located.
There are times when a side or back deck is just the thing, but all too many houses have been built without decks, either on the sides or in the back. In some cases, there is no space for a deck, and in other cases, finances were spread too thinly to afford extras, like a deck out back. Or, perhaps, the homeowners, at the start of the project, weren’t interested in having a deck. After all, it takes all kinds….
For some people, the deck is only a place to hang out during the summer. It can be a picnic site or a great place for the grill. For some of us, that means that the deck gets year-round usage, since the grill is a year-round cooking appliance. Adjustments may have to be made to a common design, for a deck to be useable year-round. That may be an aspect of the design process that would be worth getting some professional assistance.
So, what if you have just bought a house, and it has no deck? There is no need to panic–adding a deck is probably quite do-able, although some alterations may need to be made, a permit may need to be obtained, and you’re definitely going to need to either do some planning yourself or hire someone to do it for you. Although some decks are feasible for the adventurous Joe Homeowner, others need a professional, sometimes for sake of experience and/or learned skills, and sometimes for sake of the specialty tools that just make it all easier.
If you’re considering adding a new deck in Potomac, Maryland, consider contacting D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. (DRHCI). They’re a family-owned and family-operated business that offers free, no-obligation quotes. With thirty years of experience in the field, DRHCI is well-suited to helping with any number of projects, in addition to that deck, from the outside to the inside of your home (or business, for that matter). They have a strong preference for the Design Build system, which means that they would much prefer to help you right from the get-go, from the designing and planning stage through to the very end, as the last of the boards are put into place.
Whether you are planning that wraparound porch or a deck on just the back of the house, or if you’re considering renovating a bathroom in Bethesda or adding a garage in Gaithersburg, contact D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. (website). Their goal will be your complete satisfaction, as their customer, and they pledge their best customer service, to make yours an enjoyable experience.