One of the beauties of living downtown in Baltimore and owning your own property is having a deck that faces beautiful city views. Whether you live in Federal Hill, Fells Point, or Canton, the deck is the prized possession of any homeowner. People often ask us about decks. What is the best way to build one? Should I have one built? Does Four Twelve build them? Should I build it out of wood or PVC? We wanted to write this article to educate folks about building a deck on your Baltimore rowhome.
Four Twelve specializes in roofing, and exteriors throughout Baltimore City. Part of our exterior service offerings is the ability to build a deck for you at your rowhome. There are complications that might not be considered at first. As a part of this project, you will often need to pull a building permit to be compliant with Baltimore City and your neighbors. Other times, you may need architectural drawings as part of the project. These can add questions and complications to any part of the project, which is why working with a licensed contractor is extremely beneficial. Another consideration when planning decks is the great number of additional materials and improvements that you can bake into your project to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your deck. This planning process takes time and a professional eye to implement correctly, so you can be sure that everything is done right when building a deck on your Baltimore rowhome. Four Twelve is here to help you answer all of those complicated questions you may have from start to finished.
Let’s take a look at the different types of decks you can have built for your Baltimore rowhome:
Treated Wood Decks: Treated wood decks are the most common style of deck in Baltimore City. With many stylistic options for railings and picket designs, treated wood decks can economically accessible, long-lasting, and built to serve any homeowners aesthetic desires. Treated wood decks can be built on single walk-out roofs, and on multi-story roofs connected by staircases.
A treated wood deck completed by Four Twelve in Locust Point.
PVC, Composite, and Trex: Many homeowners tell us that they would like to have a deck built AND ensure that it is low maintenance. If you’re interested in investing in a premium deck project, building a deck out of composite materials (PVC, vinyl) may be a great option for you. There is an innumerable number of styles, brands, and colors across all composite decking options, and Four Twelve is happy to help you go through the process of designing and building your desired deck.
Four Twelve looks forward to helping you in the planning of your deck project, including estimating and designing a project that suits your budget. Deck pricing is often comprised of a number of different factors. How large of a deck are you building? What materials will you be using? Would you like to add lighting? Would you like the replace the roof underneath at the time of the project? All of the above are important questions to sort through before embarking on a deck construction project. Working with someone who is experienced in doing all of these trades can be helpful and result in a successfully completed project.
The team at Four Twelve knows how much a great deck can add to the enjoyment of your home. Our professionals can help you build the perfect deck from the planning phase to the very final touches. If you’re interested in building a deck on your Baltimore rowhome, contact Four Twelve today and let us go to work for you.
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