3 Things You Need to Know Before You Hire a Deck Contractor

Posted April 28, 2022 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Hardware, Videos

Expanding your living space with a new deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania is always a great option. But, without the right design, plan, and material knowledge, a new deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania can quickly become a boring, high-maintenance structure that ends up being an eyesore in your backyard and never truly feels connected to your home. This is why it’s important to ask these three questions before you hire a deck contractor in the Lehigh Valley:

  • What will my new deck look like?

To properly execute a vision, your deck contractor in the Lehigh Valley must have the ability to combine the deck design and build process accurately, effectively, and most importantly efficiently. The problem is some deck contractors in Center Valley, Pennsylvania still use sketched-out paper plans. These standard plans do not allow the homeowner to truly visualize exactly what their new space will look like which usually leads to costly changes throughout construction and expensive revisions to plans.

We know visualization is absolutely key in your journey to creating the backyard of your dreams and we don’t think you should have to guess when it comes to transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley. This is why we begin every project with a conversation about your vision and goals for your new space. Our proven design process eliminates the guessing games by allowing your designer to help you develop a custom 3D design, collaborate on materials and finishes, and walk you through every detail before your build begins!

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  • How will my new deck connect to my home?

Opting for a strong connection between the inside of your home and your new outdoor living space in Northampton County, Pennsylvania will make your home feel larger, but you will need to ensure your deck contractor is using the right material that will minimize maintenance and maximize safety so you are not always stubbing your toe on rusty nails or rescuing the kids from painful splinters.

We think your new deck in Center Valley, Pennsylvania should complement your home and minimize safety concerns. This is why we use the latest materials such as hidden fasteners to conceal screws & nails while providing a clean look that naturally extends your home outdoors while keeping everyone safe from toe stubs and injuries from rusty nails/screws.

  • Can I phase this project? 

The first step to enhancing your outdoor living space is to use your imagination, and thanks to technology we can help you dream BIG. However, sometimes, it’s just not feasible to build your dream outdoor living space all at once.

We think you deserve an awesome backyard, but we never think you should feel overextended financially when it comes to your investment. This is why we begin every project with a master plan! This important tool allows your design-build team to carefully consider items such as permitting, site access, foundations, conduits, and other items that will impact each phase of your project. By strategically phasing your outdoor living space, your design-build team will ensure that your backyard always looks and feels complete no matter what phase your project is in.

Creating an Outdoor Space for your Family without Breaking the Bank →

Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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