Why Should I Add A Deck To My Home?

There are several benefits when you add a deck to your home, but my favorite is the appeal it adds. A deck out over your backyard, where you can cook out and relax with loved ones, is a wonderful addition. A deck that leads down to your pool or the lake is gorgeous and functional. Our deck building experts at Family Windows and Doors want to tell you about some fabulous decks we can build for you.

Increased Living Space

A deck provides an additional outdoor living area where you can relax, entertain guests, or enjoy meals. It effectively extends your usable space, especially during the warmer months, allowing you to make the most of your property.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Decks can significantly improve the curb appeal and overall aesthetics of your home. They come in various designs and materials, allowing you to choose a style that complements your house’s architecture and suits your personal taste.

Higher Property Value

A well-designed and well-maintained deck can increase the resale value of your home. It’s an attractive feature for potential buyers, and it can make your property stand out in the real estate market.

Outdoor Enjoyment

Decks are ideal for outdoor activities like barbecues, parties, and gatherings. You can create a comfortable and inviting outdoor space with seating, lighting, and even outdoor kitchen amenities.

Connection with Nature

A deck provides an excellent vantage point to enjoy your outdoor surroundings, whether it’s a garden, a view, or simply the fresh air. It can become a peaceful retreat where you can unwind and connect with nature.


Decks can be customized to suit your specific needs. You can incorporate features like built-in seating, planters, pergolas, or even a hot tub or spa, depending on your lifestyle and preferences.

Easy Maintenance

Depending on the materials you choose, decks can be relatively low-maintenance. Many modern materials, such as composite decking, require minimal upkeep compared to traditional wood.


Decks can improve accessibility to your outdoor space, especially if your property has uneven terrain. They can provide a level surface that makes it easier for everyone, including those with mobility challenges, to enjoy the outdoors.

Energy Efficiency

If designed strategically, decks can provide shade and reduce heat gain in your home during hot weather. This can contribute to energy savings by decreasing the need for excessive air conditioning.

Personal Enjoyment

Ultimately, a deck is a place where you can create cherished memories, whether it’s watching sunsets, stargazing, or simply enjoying quality time with loved ones in a relaxed outdoor environment.

Before adding a deck, it’s important to consider your budget, local building codes, and the climate in your area, as these factors can impact the design and materials you choose. Additionally, hiring a reputable contractor, like the deck building team at Family Windows & Doors can help ensure that your deck is built to code and meets your specific requirements.

What Are the Types of Decks I Can Get?

We can build you a deck in a variety of configurations that complement your home. These options include:

  • Rooftop: We can turn your roof into a usable space where your family and friends can enjoy nature and each other with you.
  • Attached: Most decks are attached to the house.
  • Detached: Some decks are detached from the house and free-standing.
  • Multi-Tier: Multi-tier decks are used with multi-level homes. They look stunning beside the homes.
  • Wraparound: Wraparound decks are built around parts of the house, similar to wraparound porches.

What Materials Do You Use In Deck Construction?

PVC/Vinyl Decks

Vinyl decks are long-lasting and low maintenance. They do not require weatherproofing, or repainting.

Composite Decks

Composite decks are a combination of a wood product and a vinyl or other mix. It is also easy to maintain and long-lasting

Pressure Treated Wood (Redwood, Cedar, etc.)

Nothing is more beautiful than a wooden deck. Wood decks do require continued maintenance, such as weatherproofing and repair.

Contact Family Windows & Doors Today to Upgrade Your Home With a Beautiful Deck!

Contact Family Windows and Doors at 864-982-0957 or by completing our contact form, found here, to discuss adding a beautiful, functional deck to your home. We can come out and give you a free quote today!