Things to Consider When You're Adding a Deck to Your Home

Ottawa Renovation ContractorOutdoor decks can be a great addition to any home in Ottawa. With a deck, you'll end up using your yard more often, and you and your family may wind up spending more time together outside. Plus, a new deck can immediately raise the resale value of your home.

The biggest concern that you have when your adding a deck to your home is making sure that it's not just an addition to your home, but that it's an extension of your home. The design should be perfectly integrated with your home's architecture as well as your landscape.

At Milowen General Contracting, we'll work with you to design your new deck and make sure that it's perfect for your home and your family. During the design portion of the project, here are some of the most important factors for you to consider:


When you begin to plan the design of your deck, the first thing you should consider is its location and surroundings. You should consider the size and shape of the deck, how it will complement your home, and its relationship to your landscape. You need the deck to be an integral part of both your landscape and your home.


When you're building a new deck, you need to ensure that its location is convenient and accessible. Think about ether or an existing door or wall will need to be removed, or if you'll need to add any doors. You'll want to have easy access to and from your deck for both your home and your yard.


In order to make sure that your Ottawa home's new deck is as comfortable as possible, you'll want to consider the direction that it will face. This will determine which parts of the day you'll receive the most sunlight on your deck. If it's going to receive too much sunlight during the afternoon and early evening, you may want to consider installing lattices or a pergola to help provide shade.


Your deck needs to a be an enhancement and extension of your home that blends naturally with the aesthetics that are already a part of your home and landscape. Our renovation specialists can make sure that your deck is a perfect addition to your home and that it's complementary to your landscape.

We'll help you with the initial design plans, assist you with choosing your materials, and always provide you with an honest and accurate estimate of all the work we plan to do.


Usually, decks are constructed with redwood or cedar wood, which is then stained and sealed. You may also water consider using recycled materials. We'll help you decide on the perfect materials for your uses, and we can make sure that it's properly sealed to prevent water damage and other damages in the near future.

If you're looking for a professionally designed deck for your Ottawa home, call Milowen General Contracting at 613-742-0800, or fill out our online request form.