Thinking of adding a new deck to your home, or is the old one ready to be replaced? You’ve got choices when it comes to deciding what you want your deck to look like. Not only can you choose between a variety of wood types or composite decking, but there are also plenty of different deck designs to pick from. Below are short overviews of the most popular deck designs in the U.S.
The Contemporary Deck
The contemporary look is sleek and simple. The lines are modern, and the design itself is relatively basic. Most contemporary decks are built using composite, PVC, metal and sometimes even stone.
The Colonial Deck
This is a more classic deck look that uses symmetrical designs to create a very Americana look. White moulded railing and decorative post caps add to the clean and wholesome look. To complete the deck, consider accessories like planter boxes, benches, and pergolas.
The Traditional Deck
Traditional decks usually feature real wood or composite created to look like real wood. This type of deck usually includes an octagon with chamfered corners, trim moldings and routered rail caps. This timeless deck looks great with redwood or cedar wood.
The Mountain Deck
The mountain deck is most often found on log cabin or rustic lodges. These types of decks are usually large and strong, the perfect place for a group to gather together to sip hot chocolate or soak in a hot tub while gazing at snow-capped mountains in the distance.
The Coastal Deck
The coastal deck is especially relevant for those living on San Diego’s shores. This type of deck often uses gray composite decking or cedar wood. Glass and cable rails are also popular to allow for a great view of the shoreline. Being close to the sea makes it difficult for homeowners to maintain a wood deck, so composite and PVC materials might be the best choice for coastal decks.
If you are looking for an expert deck builder to help you decide which type of deck is ideal for your home and your needs, contact Best Rate Repair. We’ve been building decks in San Diego for over ten years and would be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Call us at (619) 229-0116.