Building a new deck is exciting. There are so many options when building a new deck to choose from. There are also a lot of different factors you’ll need to consider. These factors include the benefits of a deck, what the process looks like, the cost, and whether you should build the deck yourself or leave it to the professionals.
Below is more information about decks and why you’ll want to consider hiring a professional deck-building company like LimakWay to build you the perfect deck.

Why a Deck?

There are a ton of reasons why you should consider a deck!
If you would like some time to relax by yourself outside, you’ll find a deck is the perfect place to do so. You can get a little sunshine, enjoy the breeze, listen to the sounds of nature, enjoy a cool beverage, and read your favorite book.
If you love to entertain, a deck is an excellent place to host your event. You can add a grill, speakers, outdoor furniture, a fire pit for cool nights, and more. Decks are great for everything from celebrating a special event to simply having some friends over for a cocktail.
If you are a restaurant or coffee shop owner, you’ll find a deck is a fantastic opportunity to add some additional seats and increase your profits. Restaurant and coffee shop owners understand how valuable each seat is. With more space, there are more seats and tables available. This means more opportunities for profit. A rooftop deck can add even more value. Customers love to enjoy some sun or eat under the stars. You can even add an additional bar to your rooftop deck.
There are a ton of reasons for a deck! If you have any questions or would like more information about decks, contact LimakWay today.

The Deck-building Process

The process of building a deck involves a few different steps. If you are considering hiring a company to build your deck for you, you can start the process by reaching out to LimakWay. We can answer questions and provide a quote. We will then send a contractor out to check out your property. From there, they can draw up designs. Finally, your contractor will build you the perfect deck!
You also have the option of building the deck yourself. This comes with a few benefits and drawbacks you’ll need to consider.

How Long Does the Process Take?

How long the process takes will depend on the size of the deck, the design phase, what type of deck is being built, if there is a roof on the deck, and who is building the deck. A professional deck-building company will be able to streamline the process. If you are building it yourself, on the other hand, it can take a lot longer.

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Deck in Chicago?

The cost of building a deck, like how long the process takes, will vary depending on the factors mentioned above. You’ll also need to consider what materials are being used. Some materials will be much less expensive to build with than others.
With that said, you can expect the cost of hiring a deck-building company to build your deck from scratch to cost around $10k.

Is It Cheaper to Build Your Own Deck?

Whether it is cheaper to build your own deck seems like a simple answer on the surface, but it is actually more complex than you may initially think.
When many prospective deck-owners take a look at the costs of building a deck, they often only consider materials. While it is cheaper to purchase the deck-building materials and build the deck yourself, you are also losing a lot of time. You could be spending this time doing something you love, relaxing, or even making more money.
If you don’t have a lot of expertise in building decks, you are in for an uphill battle. This is especially so for multi-tier and rooftop decks. Unless you know how to professionally inspect a roof, it is highly recommended that you DO NOT try to build a rooftop deck by yourself. Without expertise in deck-building, there is an increased chance of building an unsafe deck. You also may need to spend more time and money fixing mistakes that were made during the deck-building process.
If you have a lot of time and construction expertise, building a deck may be cheaper. Otherwise, you’ll want to consider hiring a professional deck-building company. This will save you time, effort, and even money (if you mess up and need to rebuild).

Which Deck is Right for You?

There are a variety of different types of decks, and you may be wondering which one is right for you. Below are some of the most common types of decks…

  • Rooftop Deck. Rooftop decks sit on the roof of a residential or commercial building. They are excellent for providing you with additional space.
  • Multi-Tier Deck. Multi-tier decks are perfect for those that have uneven or sloped land. They are made up of multiple tiers and can be built around foliage to provide natural shade.
  • Wraparound Deck. Wraparound decks can partially or fully wrap around a property. These decks are cozy and inviting.
  • Detached Deck. A detached deck floats in the yard of a property. It provides a nice oasis and is simple to build. Detached decks are cost-effective solutions that provide comfort and privacy.

Reach out to LimakWay to see which type of deck is right for you!

Why LimakWay?

A deck is the perfect addition to your home or commercial space. Once you’ve made the decision to install a deck, make sure you hire a company that specializes in deck-building like LimakWay. We’ll build you the perfect deck and we make the process simple and straightforward.
Some of the other services we provide include:

  • Fence Building
  • Pergola Building
  • Electrical Services
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Flooring
  • Basement Remodeling

Reach out to LimakWay today for your deck-building needs!