Building Codes Apply to Decks and Gazebos, Just As They Do For Home Additions Such As Sunrooms

Many home owners and other individuals fail to realize the importance of paying attention to detail and safety when considering a deck, gazebo or pergolas Just because the deck or other outdoor structure is open and free of walls or a solid ceiling, does not mean it is any easier to build safely. The same care needs to be taken with any building or remodel from a covered deck to a fully enclosed sunroom.

At McNish Outdoor living service, we promise not only high quality products but we ensure that we add value to our customer’s property. Adding a backyard structure is not the only thing that can add value to your property. Still, their placement has a lot to do with the overall appeal of your house. Adding a backyard structure can increase the resale value of your house by 10 percent. It also increases the overall square footage of your available living space on the property. Our fully customized and creative designs add beauty and value to your property. So, even if you wish to resale your property, you will have a better value for the property in the end. 

Home owners looking to build a new upgrade, such as a deck, gazebo or sunroom, have an advantage over a home owner with an existing deck. For one thing, the new home addition will be completed sooner due to not needing to perform the preliminary demolition of an old deck or structure. Whether the home owner is starting from scratch or replacing an existing deck, every new deck construction is required to have routine inspections.

Depending upon the part of the country, different locales have their own building codes specific to that region. Many times these building codes can even vary from county to county. It is important to verify that the deck builder is licensed to provide services in the county in which the deck, gazebo, or other addition is to be built.

Turn your backyard into a destination. Enjoy the Florida sunshine with a custom outdoor living space, whether it is to enhance the aesthetics of your home or increase its value a backyard structure is always a good investment. No one likes to be cooped up inside and extend your living space beyond the walls of your home, your dream backyard awaits. McNish Outdoor Living offers a wide range of services whether it is a deck, a gazebo by the pool, a pergola on a sunny Florida afternoon, or hosting a cookout with your new outdoor kitchen, we will get it done.

Even though the average individual may not have any interest or experience in the construction field, it is important to frequently examine the construction as it develops. It is important to do so without interfering or interrupting the work crew, but should any concerns or questions come up, they should be directed towards the foreman or crew supervisor.

Generally, most decks share a few basic requirements. Ledger boards, which allow the deck to be anchored securely to the house, need to run the full length of the deck. Sufficient footings or foundation need to be installed properly. Some northern regions require the footings to be as much as 48″ deep due to ground heaves during winter, while southern states, such as North Carolina, may not require the footings to be as deep. Railings are also a building code requirement should the deck or gazebo surface be of a certain minimum height.

Depending upon the use of the deck, special reinforcement may be required if there is to be excessive weight placed upon the deck. An example of this would be adding a hot tub or an outdoor kitchen and grill. Should heavier items be added without additional support, deck failure may result.

By providing the home owner with these few exceedingly brief and generalized examples of deck construction, one can begin to understand just a little of the specialized skill and attention to detail that is required of a deck contractor. One of the best methods to having this skill demonstrated before selecting a deck builder is to require references and access to a portfolio of past jobs.

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