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Tax Season Refund, a Great Way to Start Your Deck Project With the Upgrades and Materials You Want

Tax Refund Season is here! There are many worthy uses for that much anticipated check, and home improvements are usually a contender for that top spot on the list! With Spring in the not-so-distant future, many homeowners are looking to outdoor projects while contractors still have room in their schedules! Focusing your attention on your outdoor living space now can help to ensure that your backyard is ready when the sun comes out, the snow melts, and warm temperatures invite people to gather outdoors! Now is the time to get deck estimates and lock in your place in your contractor’s schedule! Here are 3 ways to use your tax refund towards your deck!

Build Your Dream Deck! – Building the deck of your dreams for your backyard can be a sizable investment. Getting an estimate now will help you plan financially and also give you an idea of when your project will be feasible. Be sure to include everything that you may want when you have the estimate created such as lighting packages and deck skirting. Using your tax refund to help fund a large home improvement project, such as building a deck, is a great way to ensure your project can start as soon as weather allows and your contractor has availability. The extra financial boost of a tax refund may allow you to transform a basic deck idea to an extraordinary outdoor living space!

Resurface Your Existing Deck! – If you already have a wooden deck that is in need of stripping, sanding, repairing, and repainting, you may opt to forego all of that maintenance, and resurface your existing substructure with composite deck boards and railings such as Trex! As long as your existing substructure is sound and meet current code requirements, it can be transformed into a composite deck with a few minor changes! Using Trex as an example, staircases may need to be rebuilt, as Trex requires stringers to be 12” on center which is closer together than what is required with a pressure treated deck. Blocking may need to be installed around the perimeter to accommodate square edge perimeter boards since Trex fascia is installed below the deck boards rather than flush with them. If the substructure needs repair or modification to meet local code, these repairs will take place prior to installing the new deck boards giving years of additional life to your existing deck!

Upgrade Your Deck Plans! – If you were already planning to build a new deck for this year, your tax refund could allow you to upgrade your plans to include extras such as a lighting package, deck skirting, and custom curves! Lighting packages add safety, security, and visual appeal! Deck skirting hides your substructure from view and also helps deter critters from making their homes under your deck! Adding custom curves to your deck can help define spaces, help your deck flow with backyard landscaping, and also make your deck stand out in your neighborhood! Not all deck builders have the capability or equipment to bend deck boards, so be sure to qualify the builder you choose to ensure that you get the dream deck that you really want!

Get started today and give your family a space they'll love! Call DDT Home Transformations at 630-200-3945 or visit our website: to schedule your estimate!


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