Adding second story decks are the dream of many homeowners, especially after first going upstairs and realizing what a nice view being elevated gives. Simply having a second story makes many homeowners begin the design process in their mind of a way to add a deck to their home. Second story decks do a lot more than bring the view into place, they provide a nice covered space down below. This new patio that is created by adding a deck overhead, can often become the most used space in the yard.
Sun Boss has been designing and building second story decks and rooms since 1947. We know all the benefits that owning a second story deck brings to a home. If you're dreaming of adding a deck to capture more views and create shady patio space, you've come to the right contractor. Not only can we give you expert advice, we can also handle the entire permitting process so you can enjoy a worry-free and affordable desk installation. To learn how easily and quickly Sun Boss can build your second story deck, contact us today!
When designing your deck you want to understand what your needs are in order to maximize use and access. Often the deck is added off of an upstairs bedroom. This means if you do not have stairs up to the deck, you must bring your guest through the bedroom any time you want to enjoy the view. If you do have stairs up to the deck on the outside, this allows guests the ability to be on the patio downstairs as well as up on the deck "bringing the views and vistas" into clear sight.
The only downside to outside stairs is that it can be a question of security to some homeowners as it allows intruders a way to your upstairs windows and doors. All of these options should be considered when designing your deck.
When considering use of your deck, keep in mind the deck can be built to be waterproof or with slatted 2" x 6" decking. The waterproof deck gives complete protection underneath year round, where the slatted allows filtered light and rain through.
The new decking systems minimize maintenance at a greater initial investment, yet the conventional douglas fir decks are still popular....choices choices...
Wait until you begin to consider railing options, from wrought iron, glass, pickets, aluminum...you get the point. The options are numerous, and all with equal benefits. Please see our photo gallery to gain some ideas and knowledge on options open to you.
Decks often lead into a great upstairs addition and allow you to expand your master bedroom with a home office or gym. These are probably the best investment when considering adding a deck: either a room on top over a patio or a room over a room. Adding square footage and usable space, where there was none before. To get deck advice for your unique home, contact Sun Boss today!