Adding an outdoor deck is one of the most common exterior home remodeling projects, and it is also one of the most practical and satisfying of all improvements you can make to your outdoor spaces.

At Videl Remodeling, we can help you through every step and stage of your home decking project, whether you are installing a new deck, expanding an existing one, or making needful repairs.

Our team of experienced construction/remodeling workers have built numerous beautiful decks throughout the Boston Area, and our past clients have had much positive to say about us on Yelp and other online review sites. And the fact that we get a large portion of our new decking jobs by referral also stems from the quality and craftsmanship we put into every detail of our work.

Contact us today by calling (978) 303-5161, and we can discuss with you your outdoor deck installation or remodeling plans, and give you a free, no-obligation estimate.

What Is Our Deck-construction Process at Videl Remodeling?

The first step in any outdoor decking project we take on at Videl Remodeling is to listen carefully to your initial plans and try to catch your vision of what you want your deck to look like and what you want out of it functionally.

Next, we give you our insight and aid you in making specific, detailed design plans. We will also give you an estimate and the help you find ways to reduce costs, if necessary, to keep your deck project in-budget.

Once you have selected the material and it is on the job site, we will quickly begin assembling your deck. We may already, in fact, have begun some of the prep work.

We will frame your deck, keeping it square and plum. We will also dig the post holes, lay the footing, and ensure your deck is built on a solid foundation. Next, we frame the deck, put in the joists and brackets, and cut/fasten down the floor boards.

We can use any number of different fastener types, including aluminum screws, nails, lag-bolts, and others.

Finally, we will add any stairways, step downs, railings, sub-deck ceilings, gates, or other features you desire. We can also stain the decking for you if you desire.

We will leave the job site (hour home) clean, picking up all scrap wood and nails. We always keep the job site clean and safe at both job’s end and day’s end.

Why Invest in Outdoor Decking for Your Home?

here are many good reasons why so many people in Boston and throughout the U.S. opt to add an outdoor deck or upgrade an existing one. Here are a few of the most common and most important reasons to add a deck to your home:

  • Decking is one of the main ways you can expand your outdoor “usable space.” Most decks will have quick access to your home’s interior but will provide a comfortable retreat and make enjoying your own lot far more practical. Plus, outdoor decking will facilitate your backyard barbecues, pool parties, and family get togethers.
  • The second reasons to add new decking outside is that it is a great investment in your own home. In fact, a new deck can easily give you an 80% return on investment (by increasing the resale value of your home should you someday choose to relocate.)

Types of Outdoor Decks to Consider

At Videl Remodeling, we can build you any type of deck you desire. Whatever specific design you require, we can help you in planning it and then implement those plans.

Here are some of the basic categories of deck designs that you might want to consider for your new/extended outdoor decking:

  • Attached Decks: This class of deck serves the same function as a patio, but is simply made of wood instead of stone. It is raised above-ground, but not far, and will give you quick access to one or more doors into your house. Often, these decks are built in an L or U shape, but they can also be a simple square/rectangle or anything else. Overhangs are also common with attached decks, lending them shade and rain shelter.
  • Detached Decks: Sometimes, a deck will be built not adjacent to the house, though still close by and accessible by a short path or wood/stone steps. If necessary, detached decks can be built up a little higher than attached decks, so as to be unaffected by uneven or rocky terrain below. One popular type of detached deck (the “peninsula deck”) acts as a connector between other outdoor decks and patios and your house.
  • Wraparound Decks: Some decks will wrap around the entirety of your home’s exterior, giving you a lot of outdoor living space and the ability to “follow the sun” or “follow the shade” when you spend time outside.
  • Multi-level Decks: This is really an arrangement of two or more decks at different levels off the ground. Typically they will be connected by stairs, short step-downs, walking paths, or a combination of these methods.
  • Side-yard Decks: Many times, the sides of your lot are little used and may even be a bit run down or undeveloped. Adding a deck, and perhaps accompanying privacy fence, at one or both sides of your property is a great way to use that unused space.
  • Pool Decks: Your pool surrounds can be greatly enhanced by adding decking made of treated wood or composite material. This will give you a place to sit at the pool’s edge without easily slipping or getting “scorched” as with stone/concrete. And decking near the pool offers an ideal place to relax, sit, and eat during pool parties.
  • Entryway Decks: This is much the same as building a front porch, but it won’t be covered or fully covered, at least. A deck at the front of the house is often equipped with flower boxes and spindle rails and may be as much for decorative purposes as for sitting at.
  • Dining Decks: A “dining deck,” typically in the backyard, creates the perfect retreat for outdoor eating and entertainment. And oftentimes, it will also serve as the location for an outdoor kitchen and/or barbecue, or even for an outdoor bar.