Living in Austin requires an appreciation for the outdoors – whether it’s simply enjoying dinner on a restaurant patio or spending your weekend at the Greenbelt. During the summer, the Texas sun attempts to send us retreating indoors, but we have a solution that brings a year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. For homeowners that live in the Austin hill country, or own a home that sits more than fourteen inches off of the ground, the addition of a deck is a sound investment. As an exterior project, composite decks yield a high return on your investment and can greatly increase your family’s quality of life.
Before you dive in, have a look at your county’s permit requirements. Here is the Uncovered Deck Permit Application for the City of Austin to give you an idea of what needs to be addressed before construction can begin. While there are tutorials for installing your own deck, working with us ensures a firm budget, warrantied work and the reassurance that everything is according to code.
The fun part of designing a deck begins with imagining how you and your family intend to use it and what features you want to include. At Falcon Residential Services, we work with Trex Decking, which offers an incredible number of products – from the deck frame to complete outdoor kitchens. For those who intend to use the deck for relaxing and simply enjoying nature, we recommend the addition of railing. This not only makes the deck safer for the whole family to use but provides a space to rest your glass while you take in the view. If you intend to use your deck for dining, you can take it a step further with a Trex Outdoor Kitchen. After all, the ability to have frequent backyard BBQ’s is truly the Texas dream! And if you’re looking forward to having friends and family over for summer fun, then consider a multi-level deck to dedicate space for the kids and adults to mingle.
We will work with you to design a deck that serves whatever purpose you desire while adding value to your home. There are many color options to choose from in order to achieve a look that blends seamlessly with the exterior of your home. The goal is to create an outdoor extension of your home that you simply couldn’t imagine your life without. We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the addition of a deck and we look forward to diving into the design with you and your family!