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5 Secrets to An Affordable Dream Deck

Posted on March 15, 2019

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There are plenty of reasons why San Antonio homeowners might want their own custom deck. It's the perfect opportunity to extend their entertainment space in a way that suits the design of their home — or just to enjoy their outdoor space themselves. However, some homeowners are hesitant to order deck building for fear of the cost. Any home upgrade will be costly, there's no doubt, but it's a smart investment in your home. Furthermore, there are ways to make your dream deck more affordable.

Apply For Financing

Just because deck building is expensive doesn't mean you have to pay everything upfront. If the cost of deck building seems steep to you, you may be able to set up a payment plan by looking into financing options. You can explain to your deck contractors what's manageable for you, and they'll discuss various financing options. This way you can enjoy your deck while you pay it off.

Consider Easy Care Materials

You also might be able to save money in the materials you choose for your deck building. These aren't always the cheapest materials upfront, but rather the materials that will offer the most value in the long run. For instance, composite decking tends to be more weather resistant than wood decking with much less maintenance. While wood decking needs to be stained regularly to be protected from wear, composite decking stands up to the elements and requires far less maintenance. It lasts longer and you won't have to worry about the cost of upkeep.

Schedule During Off-Season

Late spring and summer tend to be the busiest season of the year for deck builders. This makes sense because it's at this time of year that people are thinking of having decks built. However, if you schedule your deck building during off-season — often between November and March — you're likely to have more freedom of scheduling as well as enjoy savings in the cost of materials or special seasonal deals. Plus, this way by the time spring and summer come around, your deck will be ready.

Look For Deals

Even if you don't schedule your deck building off season, you may still be able to find special offers and deals. Keep an eye out for flyers and social media announcements, especially around holidays or anniversaries. If there's a particular contractor you're interested in, you might even call them and ask if they're offering any special offers or whether they'll offer a deal soon.

Compare Costs

Whether you're looking to save money or simply want to make sure you get the best custom deck building available, it's important to get a few different estimates. Estimates will always be free, and will give you a good idea of how much you'll have to pay for the deck building. Again, don't necessarily consider simply the upfront cost. You should take things like financing options, durability of materials and quality of installation into account. 

At Paradise Decks & Spas, we're committed to creating your dream deck in a way that doesn't break the bank. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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