One of the main advantages of adding a deck to your home in
Texas is that it provides additional living space. Since you
can equip your deck with a grill and bar, you can double the
area where friends and family gather during social events so
everyone is not crowded inside your house.
Decks Enhance Yard Usability
If your home is built on a hill, a deck can increase your
yard's usability because it can be elevated or built in
levels to provide multiple areas.
Decks Add Visual Interest
You have many styles to choose from when building a deck, so
you can opt for a simple look or a complex, multi-level
deck. As a result, your deck can add visual interest to your
home and make your back yard more attractive. You can also
add planters, arbors, a gazebo or water feature to your deck
to make it even more aesthetically pleasing.
Decks Are Cost Effective
While there are many ways to add living space to your home,
few are as cost effective as adding a deck. Outdoor
additions are less expensive than indoor expansion because
you do not have to deal with factors like roofing, walls,
wiring and insulation.
Decks Increase Home Value
Another key benefit is increased home value. Reports have
suggested that you can recoup 73 percent of the cost of
building a wooden deck when you sell your home, compared to
only 62 percent for a family room addition and 48 percent
for a sunroom addition. In particular, having a deck may be
an asset in a weak real estate market, so it is usually well
worth the investment.