Your Baltimore County Deck Builder Answers Your Deck Questions

Aug 20, 2015 | Decks

So you’re thinking about building a new Baltimore County deck but you have a few questions. Well, Excel Fencing and Decking has the answers! Whether you’re wondering about permits, pressure treating, composite wood, or anything else, we can answer all the questions you have about building a new deck. All you have to do is give us a call!

But in the meantime, you’re already here on our blog, so why not read through and see if any of your questions are answered here? Keep on reading!


Your deck questions, answered!

Your Baltimore County Deck Builder Answers Your Deck Questions

Do I need a permit to build a new deck?

You do need a permit to build a new deck. One of the many benefits of hiring a professional contractor to do the job is that they will handling the permitting process for you and will ensure that the deck is built to code. That’s a lot of headaches saved right there!

What’s difference between pressure treated/untreated wood.

Pressure treated wood is subjected to a pressure treatment process that is basically meant to give it added strength and durability. As a result, pressure treated wood will last longer than untreated wood for your deck. With proper maintenance, a pressure treated wood deck can last for 20+ years.

What is composite decking?

Composite decking is a synthetic material that imitates wood. Composite decks have grown in popularity in recent years for a number of reasons. The two big ones are that they require less maintenance (no staining/sealing) and generally last longer than wood decks. However, composite decks are more expensive than wood decks.

What kind of return can I expect?

In general, you can expect a good return on both wood and composite decking. In 2015, according to the Cost vs. Value report, the national average ROI for a new wood deck is 80.5%! The national average for composite decks is just under 70%.

How much will a new Baltimore County deck cost?

The cost of a new deck depends a lot on your individual project. The size of the deck and materials used play a big factor in the final cost. Excel Fencing and Decking can provide you with an estimate for your new deck!

Contact Excel Fencing and Decking Today!

If you’re in the market for a new deck in Baltimore County, you came to the right place! Excel Fencing and Decking has been proud to service Maryland since 1998, giving you the very best in home remodeling.  Call us at 410-803-9499 or fill out a contact form and one of Excel’s representatives will contact you promptly.