It’s almost summer, and that means spending as much time as possible in our backyards. If you’re thinking about a new deck, keep these tips in mind so that you don’t have trouble down the road when you try to sell:
- Do you need a permit? Some decks do, and some don’t. Check before you build.
- Where is it? If it’s too close to the lot line, even if it fits into the rules, you could still need to tear it down.
- Are you hiring the right professional? If you are hiring someone to do it for you, be sure that they know what they are doing. This goes double if you are planning to build it yourself. If it’s a shaky deck, a home inspector will catch it and you’ll just have to fix it later.