Choosing Between a Raised or Ground-Level Deck

Perhaps, one of the most important parts of building a deck is deciding whether you will go for the raised or ground-level type. When deciding on this, always take note of your home’s design and its cohesiveness with the yard. 

Choosing Between a Raised or Ground-Level Deck

When You Should Choose Raised Decks

If your main living area is on the second floor, your deck should be attached to the second story. Your decking contractor will support the deck with sturdy posts into the ground. If you plan on having a stairway from your yard up to your deck, it should be the same height as the stairs indoors. While raised decks are more costly than a ground-level deck, it adds greater curb appeal for your home in the long run.

When You Should Choose Ground-Level Decks

If your home doesn’t have a second story, then a ground-level deck is a sensible option. This type of deck can be placed anywhere in your yard. For decks under 18 inches high, you will usually not be required to install a railing. You will also not be required to get a permit. However, it’s still best to check your local building code just to be sure.

With a ground-level deck, you can also choose to have it detached from your home. You can place it in the middle or back of the lawn like a floating island under the shade of your backyard trees. This can also serve as a good area for backyard parties during the summer months.

So, raised or ground-level? Whichever one you choose, Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. is here for your decking needs. We also provide roofing, windows, siding and gutter services. Call us now at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve homeowners in Central Point, OR, and the surrounding communities in Jackson County.

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