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Two-Story Decks

Yards come in all shapes and sizes, and homeowners continuously battle to maintain their land by gardening, mowing, weeding and trimming. If your house resides on a yard that slopes you may struggle daily tasks such as cutting the grass. The best way to deal with a slopping yard is to take advantage of it. You can do this by asking your local deck builder about adding two-story deck onto your home.

A two-story deck is a deck in the front or back of your home that has an upper deck and lower patio that connect by staircase. One of the first things to decide when deck building is the location, a deck not only has to be an aesthetically pleasing addition to your house; it also has to serve a purpose.

If you think that your deck will become the primary place for grilling, you may want it to be connected directly to your kitchen. Homeowners usually prefer their deck builder installs a lower patio that has a walk out on the main level, from the kitchen or living room, and the upper deck to have a walk out from the master bedroom. If you entertain guests often an upper deck is a nice addition to a second story guest room, we would however not recommend the walk out being from your children’s room.

After you have discussed with your local deck builder the location of the deck you will want to then decide the type of material that will be used to construct the deck. You have many choices, including pressure-treated wood, composite, PVC, cedar or redwood and tropical hardwoods. If you live in a log home, using the same rustic logs as the deck material will make your life easier when it is time for your yearly log home maintenance.

After you decide the location of your upper deck and lower patio, it is time to decide what to do with the space beneath. If there is enough level ground, this space can be used as a sitting or play area. If the space sloped, you can either leave it as an empty, open space or add walls and use this area as an outdoor storage shed. The possibilities depend on your needs, the area available, and the angle of the slope.

If you have decided to take advantage of your sloping yard and build a two-story deck, contact one of the most trusted deck builders in Illinois and Wisconsin: FS Builders. In addition to our deck building services, FS Builders also specializes in log home construction and log home maintenance. Call us today at 262-843-4496 to learn more about any of our services or to discuss what our deck builders can do for your Illinois or Wisconsin home.

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