With summer on its way, nothing will enable you to get outside and enjoy those summer afternoons and evenings more than a good, solid, beautiful deck. You can build a deck yourself or hire someone to do it for you.
Before building or even planning a deck, make sure to learn about your local building codes and what the permitting requirements are for decks in your area. The building codes may influence the style of deck, railing, and stairs that you use. Remember, the building codes are there to help you make sure your deck is safe and adds long-term value to your house.