Your Guide to Designing Decks in NH

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There are only a few short months when it is warm enough to really enjoy our decks in NH. Even though summer is winding down, it’s not too early to start thinking about how you want to improve your deck for next year. In fact, the fall is one of the best times to work on a project like a new deck because the weather is cooler and the ground is still dry. So if you’ve been thinking all summer that you’d like to upgrade your deck, now is the time to call Corriveau Contracting.

Here are three important questions to ask when designing decks in NH.


How do you use your deck?

When you were out on your deck this summer, what were you doing? Do you have your grill on your deck? If not, would you like to? Families who like to eat outside in the summer often find it easier to have the grill up on the deck, but some prefer to keep it off the deck and on a patio. But maybe you don’t eat on the deck, and you prefer to use it as an outdoor living room where you can sit and relax. Knowing what you plan to use your deck for will inform your design and help you make some choices.


How will the layout work with your house and yard?

The idea of having a nice big deck might seem very appealing, but is your yard big enough? If you have a small yard, you don’t want a deck to take up the whole space. You also need to think about where you will place the stairs that lead down to the yard and how you will go in and out of the house from the deck. Do you need to install a screen or sliding door? What direction do you want the stairs to face? Do you want more than one set of stairs? Coming up with a few different layout ideas will help you visualize how your new deck will look in your yard and on your house.


Where do you get the most sun?

If you can position your deck on more than one side of your house, where you get the most sun is an important thing to consider. If you plan to eat there in the evening, you might want sun on the deck at that time. On the other hand, if you prefer to sit and relax in the afternoon, you might want shade. Even in NH, it can get pretty hot in the summer.


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Decks in NH by Corriveau Contracting

Building a deck is like adding a new outdoor living room to your house. You want to ensure that the design works for your home and your family. The team at Corriveau Contracting is experienced in building decks in NH and will work with you to build your new deck just as you imagined it.


Contact us at (603) 880-9988 to start your project today!