When you think of having a deck, it’s likely that you first think of summertime relaxing, cooking out and entertaining friends and family. After all, it would expand your outdoor living space. But you might not have considered that it also adds value to your property and boosts your home’s saleability.
Having the deck of your dreams takes some time for planning and construction. So, if you want to enjoy your new deck by the time spring brings warm weather and blooming flowerbeds, then you’ll want to start several months in advance to assess your property for deck construction.
Successfully planning your deck requires that you think first about your yard’s layout and how you’ll be using the new space. This will help you to decide on the size and features you want or need for your new deck. In addition, you’ll need to know about any building restrictions in your area. Then, there’s your budget to consider as well.
An experienced decking contractor like Security Fence Company can make the job easy by visiting your home, discussing your needs, desires and budget for your new deck, sharing decking and railing options, making recommendations and helping you decide what your new deck project will include. SFC’s seasoned representatives can help you to explore the zoning requirements and to assure all the details are covered: obtaining permits, scheduling the project and the crew, delivering all materials, constructing your new deck and leaving your area clean once the project is complete. Then all you have to do is relax and plan your first get-together in your new outdoor space.
If you’ll be building the deck yourself, then it’s time to do your research on zoning guidelines and permit requirements, decide on the materials and supplies you’ll need, the tools you’ll require, and how you’ll coordinate deliveries, debris disposal, etc. If you haven’t done a project like this before, you might subscribe to make use of online design resources. With that done, pull out your calendar and set aside the construction time needed. For example, building a simple 200-250 sq. ft. deck yourself might typically require a minimum of four weekends – more if you’re new to this type of work. Don’t forget to allow for weather contingencies along with delivery delays and other obstacles that might arise. Yes, it is a big project and time-consuming too; but perhaps worth it if you have the building expertise, access to the tools and resources, and enough free weekends to make it happen.
Here at Security Fence Company in Red Lion, PA, our knowledgeable and experienced staff can answer your questions and help you explore your decking options so that you choose just the right type of decking and railings for your property and lifestyle. Why not call or e-mail us at your convenience to discuss how a new deck can improve your property and enhance your lifestyle?
If you prefer, you can visit our showroom in Red Lion, PA so that we can better explain how the decking material of your choice can enhance your home's property value.
Shows such as The York Home and Garden Show by the York Builders Association allow us to showcase our wide range of products including fencing of all types, decks, railings, screened-in porches, and flagpoles. In our showcase booth, we have over 400 square feet of hands-on displays, photos and literature so our customer can see, touch and feel the quality Security Fence Company offers. Our booth is always manned by at least two experienced professionals. Our sales people, customer service and management team are all present and bring a combined knowledge of products and installation to every potential customer.
We learn valuable information from our conversations such as customer expectations, requirements, trends and many great ideas from customers who use our products to secure and beautify their homes. There are many huge advantages for the consumer who visits our booth to learn about and see the products first hand. Within a few minutes, we can usually formulate a plan which will encompass beauty, functionality and affordability for their outside space. Many times, this brief pre-planning allows the Security Fence customer to know what will fit their budget and lifestyle before a written estimate is prepared. Estimates are always free and appointments can be scheduled to have an estimate done at your property at your convenience.
There is no substitute for experience when it comes to practicality and aesthetically pleasing outside spaces. For decades, we have worked with landscapers, landscape architects, engineers, public utility companies, townships, dog parks, animal shelters, patio builders and home improvement contractors to allow Security Fence customers access to practical knowledge and hands-on experience from professionals all in one short visit to our booth.
Please come and enjoy the home show experience. Depending on your location, we will be available to you at a variety of shows in south central Pennsylvania. We welcome your conversations!
For those of you who are thinking that fences only belong outside, we're here to enlighten you.
Creative interior designers often have a different idea; and from time to time, they come to us here at Security Fence Company for help. We are always glad to accommodate as we did when a customer wanted to add a special touch to a bedroom with a unique headboard made from a single fence panel. The result was a beautiful focal point in this bedroom -- one that could likely not have been achieved with the use of a traditional bed headboard.
This is not a new concept. Creative homeowners have been using items such as fencing panels for many indoor uses. They have created stunning room dividers, railings and walls. They have added fence panels -- from split rail to white picket and more -- to give another dimension in front of a full wall mural. They have even incorporated outdoor elements like fencing, decking and railings into custom-built furniture.
Let's not forget all the innovative displays and decor crafted by commercial decorators and found in restaurants and retail stores where decorating themes are designed to capture the imagination of the customer -- everything from wood for rustic western to ornamental aluminum for european chic.
How about you? Have you made use of fencing or other nontraditional items in your indoor decorating? If so, why not share your creations with us? And if you have decorating ideas and could use our products, then let us be a part of your creative process. We can help you with your projects.
Needing some inspiration? Why not browse the online showroom here on our website or visit our company showroom in Red Lion, PA? Then let us know how we can help you make your home a decorator's showcase.