Freestanding decks are structures that are built separately from a main building or a house. Such decks are usually intended for outdoor activities and can be constructed on backyards, front yards, gardens or near a pool or any body of water. The construction of freestanding decks requires more work, but their beauty and purpose are priceless.
Freestanding decks are popular because of their versatility. Since they are not attached to any structure, they can be transferred from one location to another without causing much trouble nor incurring expenses. Furthermore, a homeowner can do major home improvements such as expansions without having to worry about a deck being totally destroyed to make way for another section of a house. While a home is being renovated, for example, a freestanding deck is a perfect place in which to relax and be free from the clutter and noise of ongoing carpentry.
A free deck is more cost-effective and maintenance-friendly compared to decks attached to the house. Freestanding decks do not need materials that will connect the house to the deck, such as joist hangers and deck ledger boards. There is also no need to build a drainage system that will drain rainwater coming from the roof of the house or from the deck itself. Moreover, one does not need to pay close attention to crevices to check for mildew that will eventually cause decay, not just of the deck materials, but also of the house.
If one just wants to relax and be alone, a free deck can serve as a perfect place for this. Since freestanding decks are known for their versatility, an ordinary meal at the dining table can become a whole new experience when it is prepared at the garden deck, where a family can have great conversations away from the television or loud music. Each family member does not have to finish a meal hurriedly. Indeed, a freestanding deck provides an avenue for a family to have an activity that feels like an outing, except that it’s done right within the home and without incurring additional expenses.
Since freestanding decks are separate structures from the house and have their own support system, there is no danger of the deck collapsing or of bolts or nails getting loose. Free deck supports may be installed into the ground for a sturdy and reliable foundation.
Indeed, freestanding decks are phenomenally popular because of their versatility. Many do-it-yourself deck projects require only general carpentry skills that homeowners themselves can do without needing extra hands.