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Does a Deck Have to Attach to Your House?

Beautiful composite deck attached to a homeAre you interested in having a deck installed for your home? While attached decks are often recommended, your deck does not have to attach to your house. There are floating and freestanding decks that are not attached to your home. However, it is crucial to learn more about the differences between attached decks, freestanding decks, and floating decks to ensure that you are receiving the best product for your needs.

Floating Decks

If you’re looking for a deck that is low to the ground, you may want to consider a floating deck. Floating decks are built on ground level with or without footing. Floating decks are typically more affordable than other types of decking, but they do come with some complications. This type of deck can move with the ground. For example, your deck may begin to sink or become unstable over time.

Freestanding Decks

Freestanding decks are similar to floating decks but stand out with additional footings for support. While this type of deck often costs more than a floating or attached deck, it is quite strong and stable. Freestanding decks also help eliminate water damage risks around the home.

Attached Decks

If you want a classy and reliable deck for your home, we suggest an attached deck. Attached decks are more stable than other types of decks and will look more cohesive against your home. You can also enjoy the freedom of stepping right out of your door onto a gorgeous deck without having to walk through your yard.

Begin Your Decking Project

Contact Tundraland today to learn more about our comprehensive deck installations. During your deck installation project, we will attach the deck to your home for ultimate stability and reliability. If you have any questions about our decking services, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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