The Inside Outside Guys ~ Decks – Not a DIY Project Anymore
From The Detroit News | By Ken Calverley and Chuck Breidenstein
DETROIT, February 16, 2023 ~
Question. What common renovation to an existing home can provide a near 70% return on investment, ROI, while providing outdoor space to relax and entertain?
If you answered “decks,” you are correct.
While the National Association of Home Builders, NAHB, provides data to show that new homes throughout the country are not as likely to incorporate a deck, the data also supports the reality that existing homes are seeing a trend in not only adding and improving decks, but in building upscale outdoor spaces with higher end amenities.
This is the time of year the Inside Outside Guys always suggest homeowners conduct an informal “inspection” of their decks. Primary weak spots typically include the connection of the deck frame to the house and railing anchorages while secondary considerations include fastener corrosion and decay and wood rot of structural posts at and just below grade.
February 19, 2023 ~ Chuck “The Inside Guy” Breidenstein and Ken “The Outside Guy” Calverly offer the knowledge and resources you need to make the home of your dreams a reality. Catch them every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon on 760 WJR.
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