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Deck types

Deck installation is one of our most sought after services at Greenbloom Landscaping. Decks allow you to enjoy your backyard scenery and relax after a long week of work in a way that would otherwise be difficult. Sturdy decks make great relaxation locations, and are the perfect addition to any property. When homeowners want to add a deck to their property, they need to choose between two primary choices:

  • Attached Decks
  • Floating Decks

While attached decks are considerably more common than floating decks and often found on smaller homes, you may find that a floating deck is actually a better choice to suit your property’s needs.

Attached Decks

Attached decks are any deck that is built as an attachment to your property. Most often the deck acts as a complement to your backyard, attached directly to your back door and shaped in a design that works best for your property and your vision. The idea is that you can simply open your back door and walk easily onto the back of your deck, utilizing the platform while still remaining near the house. Attached decks can be easily customized as well. For example, if you want to install a hot tub on your deck, a space can either be carved into the deck, or an area above the deck can be shaped in a way that easily fits a hot tub on the property. All decks can be shaped according to both your current specifications and your expectations about how the deck will be used in the future.

Floating Decks

Floating decks are decks that aren’t attached to your property. While these types of decks are less common, they can be extremely beneficial. These decks may be used for a variety of purposes, but are often part of a larger yard, when the homeowner wants the deck to be surrounded on all sides by their attractive landscaping, rather than simply next to the home. Floating decks may also be installed as an addition to attached decks (in large backyards where both fit easily on the property), and like attached decks – they can be customized to fit your expected use.

Choosing a Type of Deck

Both of these types of decks are fully customizable and make great additions to any property. Which you choose depends a great deal on the size of your property, the location of your home, and how you expect to use a deck. To get started in deck construction or for an overview of which option may be best for your needs, call us at Greenbloom Landscaping today.