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Start Designing Your Spring Deck Project

There may still be snow storms in the forecast, but Spring will be here before you know it. That is why now is the perfect time to get started designing your deck project. Whether you are planning on tearing down your dated structure and rebuilding a brand new one, or simply want to add a new coat of stain and some railing lights, planning your project now will ensure your Kansas City deck remodel goes smoothly in the coming months.

A few things to begin now for your Spring deck renovation include:

Research Options
There are countless different options when it comes to how to build and design your deck. From which materials to use to the style of railing you want to whether or not you should screen it in, the opportunities for creating your deck are endless. Start researching all of the different ideas now so that by the time Spring arrives, you know exactly what you want.

Design it Digitally
Have some ideas in mind? Go ahead and try them out with the Deckorators® Visualizer. This free online tool allows you to mix and match different options to see what the finished deck will look like. Not only is this great for you when explaining to your spouse why you want a particular finish color, but it also will aide in communicating exactly what you want for your deck when ordering supplies and beginning installation.

Apply for Permits
If you plan to install the deck yourself, be sure to apply for the appropriate permits. Do this as early as possible so that there are no unexpected road bumps when the day comes to begin construction. Also, don’t forget to get everything approved by your Home Owner’s Association.

Research Contractors
If you aren’t skilled at building decks, research contractors who can help. There are a lot of qualified deck builders in Kansas City, so take the time now to find one that understands your vision, and that you work well with. This checklist is a helpful tool for getting started with finding your idea contractor.

Planning your Spring renovation for your deck early not only gets you ready for the project ahead, but it also ensures you are at the top of the list for product deliveries and installation. Because of this, you’ll get to enjoy your remodeled deck before all of your neighbors who wait until May to begin designing. To learn more or to get started planning your deck, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork today.