You have a new home with a nice balcony and planter areas. You know you need to have a deck installed to beautify your cosy home. Have you thought it all through? We’ve prepared a checklist to help you through the process and decide on a decking option that you would be thrilled to have
Singapore is famous for its weird weather. You tend to experience extreme hot weather on some days and you can have extreme wet days over a few days period. Will your decking last under this tremendous weather? Hence, choosing a all-weather resistant decking is important. But of course, you can also consider building a cover for your decking so as to eliminate the weather portion in your consideration.
There are a few options one can choose to have when it comes to decking. You can either go for either wood, composite or eco composite decking or even outdoor tiles. How to choose then, you might ask. Think of the ease of maintenance and then the appearance you want your decking to be. From there, choose the one that fits the appearance most. Eco Composite Decking would be a good choice due to its stylish design and the ease of maintenance.
Maintaining the deck is one important aspect to make sure your balcony decking is long lasting. Some material will require more maintenance compared to others. If you choose wood decking, you have to prepare for periodic maintenance of the decking via revarnishing, coating and painting. If you choose Eco Wood Composite Decking, it is generally maintenance free. You will only need to splash a bit of water to ensure cleanliness of the decking. Do learn more about the different types of decking maintenance before settling on your choice of material.
Do ensure the material involved in the decking are of high quality too. You would not want to have a low quality screws that stain your decking or breaks down after sometime, do you? Hence, it is important to look for credible flooring contractors with credible source.
Size and usage of Deck
You may have a large area for your deck. Do consider if you want to make use of the whole area to create your deck or just partial. Too small decking may not give you the ambience you are looking for while too big space decking may take up a lot of space than it should. Design and plan what goes to where. It helps to determine the size of your deck.
Other than the size, you should also consider the usage of the deck. Is the deck going to have barbeque pits? Is it going to be for my family to sit and relax? It is relatively important as it will affect the type of appearance your decking should look like. If it is to have a barbeque pit, do consider a deck with patterns that can help to cover the dirt and a deck that is easy to clean.
In summary, doing planning for the decks are relatively important process, just as any part of the house. It will affect you in terms of not only cost, but also the ambience of the decking, which will affect the theme of your whole house.