This is going to be an exciting weekend. After months of saying that you were going to tear down your old deck and replace it with a new deck contruction, it is finally going to happen. You recently had some vinyl fence builders do some work at your house and when they finished that project you asked them for a bid on deck materials, along with the deck contruction. Thankfully, the bid came in just under what you still had set aside in the home improvement budget and you and your wife decided to you might as well tackle this project right now.
From building a new fence to building a new deck, many home owners use the months of June, July, and August to complete the outdoor work that they want done around their house. During the summer months when the daylight is longer, in fact, more and more families make a commitment to spending more time outside and making sure that their outdoor spaces are ready for the extra use.
Not surprisingly, a new survey National Association of Landscape Professionals poll conducted by Harris Poll indicated that of the 2,034 U.S. adults, 18 and older, 75% of Americans feel it is important to spend time outside in their yards. In a time when our digital world can become overwhelming, time outside can serve as a needed break. A new deck can be just the motivation you may need to eat more leisurely dinners outside with your family.
Consider these other facts about the outdoor projects that some people focus on during the warm weather months:
- 83%of Americans think having a yard is important, and 90% of those who do have a yard think it is important that this area is well-maintained
- In addition to improving the look of your home, many outdoor improvements also add to the value of your home. In fact, the decision to spend as little as 5% of a home?s value on landscaping may get an return on investment (ROI) of as much as 150%.
- Many people who are adding to their outdoor space are deciding to add vinyl fences and composite decks because they are longer lasting and easier to care for.
- Some manufacturers claim that vinyl fences, whether they are made from virgin vinyl or recycled vinyl are nearly five times stronger and four times more flexible than comparable wood fence products.