It is that time of year again, summertime! The flowers are blossoming, the heat is simmering, grills are grilling, and everyone is enjoying their vacation time. Some folks are enjoying there backyard and you have been inspired to do something new to your house. I say, “Let’s Deck it out!”
Choosing a deck is a difficult task. We have many different wooden deck options.
The deck of a house is generally a wooden platform built above the ground and connected to the main building. It is generally enclosed by a railing for safety. Access may be from the house through doors and from the ground via a stairway. Residential decks can be constructed over steep areas or rough ground that is otherwise unusable. Decks can also be covered by a canopy or pergola to control sunlight. Deck designs can be found in numerous books, do-it-yourself magazines and web sites, and from the USDA.
Larger buildings may also have decks on the upper floors of the building which may be open to the public as observation decks or a Skyrise greenery.
A deck is also the surface used to construct a boardwalk over sand on barrier islands.
Laying deck or throwing deck refers to the act of placing and bolting down cold-formed steel beneath roofing and concrete floors. This is usually done by an iron worker, sometimes in conjunction with a cement mason or carpenter. It regarded as one of the most physically demanding jobs in the iron working industry.
If you have any questions, please contact Freedom Fence and Home by calling 443-271-6841 or visit our website.
With 40 years of experience, Freedom Fence and Home has provided the highest quality fence and decking materials to its many residential and commercial clients throughout in Baltimore, Maryland and Harford county as well many residential clients in Baltimore county and Baltimore city.