Deck Upgrades

Why build a deck?

Building an outdoor space can be one of the most affordable ways to expand your home.

Improve the value of your home by adding or improving an outdoor deck.

If you’re looking to sell your home, get a leg up on the competition!

Remodeling Magazine's Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report for 2007 found that more than 85 percent of the cost of building a wooden deck could be recouped during resale—compared with 78 percent for a bathroom remodel and 69 percent for a family room addition. "When most people build a deck, it adds pretty much dollar-for-dollar [value]," says Michael H. Evans, president of Evans Appraisal Service in Chico, California. 1

A Better Quality of Life

Having an outdoor living space improves your way of life. The additional space provided by a deck can diffuse the concentration of guests who naturally gravitate toward the kitchen at parties.

You can also save money and time by adding a deck to your house because you won’t have to spend the same amount of time and material constructing one. An additional room requires the additional headache of more building materials, wiring, and insulation.

Already have a deck? No problem! Maintain your valuable asset by winterizing this outdoor space. Wooden decks can really improve the appearance of the backyard of your home, but daily exposure to the elements means that your deck needs to be maintained.

Thinking about building a new deck or reviving an old one? Thunderbolt Industries can construct a deck made to your demanding specifications. We also understand what it takes to make a previously existing wooden deck the envy of the neighborhood. Contact us today.

1. Mullins, Luke. (2008). Adding a Deck: A Cost Effective Way to Protect Your Home’s Value. Retrieved December 8, 2009 from