Your Decks Appeal
Its time to talk about your deck appeal!
Here is another "Two Minute Real Estate Tip" video regarding one of your home's best assets!
To recoup a good portion of our deck investment, your deck needs to be right for our market. Don’t make it too extreme compared to what’s typical, but definitely do not make it less than what is expected.
If your deck was built prior to new code requirements, consider doing the fix now before a home inspector points this out to your buyer.
Codes exists not to just preserve property values, but to promote safety.
For example, railing baluster spaced too far apart can constitute a falling hazard for small children. Decks can be inadequately attached to the house risking collapse.
If in doubt, check it out.
Because decks are exposed to the harshest elements, they do require annual maintenance. This should include a wash using a standard deck cleaner, and if necessary, a resealing may be in order.
Remember to move planters, chairs and tables occasionally to avoid discoloring the decking.
To slow mold and moss, keep nearby bushes and trees cut back a bit from the deck, and don’t let leaves and other debris pile up in the corner.
Your deck will be a popular place, so besides keeping it clean and in good shape, make sure that it is easily accessible and provides accommodations for both seating and décor.
When you make your deck an inviting add-on, chances are, you’ll invite much better offers from potential buyers. Ready to improve your deck’s appeal????