One of the best things you can do to increase your property’s worth is build a deck. Whether it is attached to the house or out in the garden, having a quality deck area adds to your home’s living and recreational space.
There are different decking options and price ranges to choose from, most of which you can find at MG Construction & Decks.
In the meantime, here are a few more reasons why constructing a deck is a great investment.
A Bang for your Buck
With recoup rates of 80% to as high as 106% depending on quality, location and other factors, you can’t go wrong with building a deck. Homeowners have reported an average recoup of 85.4% on the cost of building the deck when they sold their homes. That is a great return on investment (ROI).
Research shows that, on average, homeowners who built a deck for $10,347 managed to add $8, 835 onto the total value of their homes. If you build a deck using a reputable construction company your savings will be significant as well as for you won’t be wasting money on trial and error.
When building a deck or any extra structure to your home, don’t forget to get the necessary permission to do so. Each state has its own regulations for home improvement projects – do you research to avoid penalties.
Added Face Value
When potential buyers come and view your house, they will imagine all the great times they can have with family and friends on the extra scenic and spacious deck space. This is especially true if the home is located somewhere warm and the climate lends itself to an outdoor lifestyle.
Having comfortable and aesthetically pleasing outdoor furniture, plants, and shading adds even more appeal to your deck when house hunters come around.
Still In Style
There are two main materials you can build your deck with: wood and composite.
- Even though wood requires a bit more maintenance, in the long run, this material brings a better ROI than composite. It is more affordable, and a very clever option for owners wanting to sell immediately after building.
- Composite decks are more expensive, usually about $7000 more than wooden decks, but they are a lot more resilient. Composite is much better for properties that enjoy pleasant summers and harsh winters. As it lasts longer, this material is better for those wanting to hang onto their homes for a while. The deck will still be in great order if you want to sell a few years down the line, with very little maintenance cost in between.
Regardless of the material you choose, your deck material will still be in style. Wood and composite are still beautiful in the summertime for family gatherings.
Having a sun-downer on the deck after work or on the weekend is always going to be a winner. So even if you are planning not to sell right away, you will still be able to get good mileage out of a deck. You will create loads of memories of having barbecues with friends and family on your gorgeous deck space.
So, is a Deck Really Worth It?
If you are looking for a key feature to increase your property’s value, you can’t go wrong with a deck. You will have your dream recreational space while still on the property and recoup the expenses when you sell. What’s not to love about a beautiful deck that you’ll love for years to come?