Decking doesn’t just have to be a ground level structure in your outdoor space. Many people who are either short on square footage or who want to add something different to their property choose to have a balcony deck added to their property.
It’s always best to consult a contractor on how to do this, as they will have the knowledge and skills required to complete the job properly and in accordance with relevant building codes.
Add Decking to an Existing Balcony
If you already have a raised area, you can turn this into a functional deck space by adding materials to what’s already there.
Your contractor will need to complete a site check to see if a raised deck can be created on the space, and they will also advise you on what materials are most appropriate for the build, depending on your planned usage and preferences.
Composite materials such as Trex decking is a popular choice for many reasons. It’s easy to maintain, very durable and hard wearing and it’s resistant to the elements. If your decking balcony is in an area that’s exposed to lots of rain or sun, you’ll need to be assured that it won’t warp or distort because of this.
Create a Balcony From Scratch
Your contractor can also help you create a balcony deck from scratch. For outdoor spaces that already have a focus on levels, a new raised deck can add extra dimension to space. A raised deck may be preferable if you want to take advantage of the sun, as it could be positioned in a way that catches light more often than a lower deck.
You’ll also be able to use the area underneath the deck in a practical way, such as storage space or an extended living area.
There’s no limit to how you can use decking in your outdoor space. If you’re interested in creating a balcony deck, contact a trustworthy contractor to find out more.