If you’ve been considering the addition of a deck to your home, there are plenty of options to choose from. Not so long ago, all decks were wooden, and, if you had a few able-bodied male family members, friends or neighbors, they all pitched in and took turns at one another’s homes erecting a wooden deck over a long weekend.
Today’s decks have gone far beyond the simple wooden deck of yesteryear. Below is a description of some of the types of materials that are now used to build backyard decks as well as some of the most-common types of decks. You might be surprised to find out that some decks are not even attached to the home, but, instead become a featured attraction in the backyard landscaping. The decks these days are not the simple DIY projects anymore, but instead would involve hiring a contractor experienced in exterior remodeling to get the project done from the blueprints to the finished product.