There really is no need for your deck to feel boring as there are many design patterns that can lend your deck a splash of style. While some patterns may require additional material, it will be totally worth it. Who knows? You may even end up spending more time on your deck. In today’s post, your friends over at Twin Cities Siding Professionals share their top three picks when it comes to deck patterns.
Let’s get the most basic pattern out of the way first. A horizontal pattern is by far the easiest way to finish your deck (and also the most common). If your deck is under 20 feet wide, then you shouldn’t have any problems finishing the deck without the need for any additional butt joints.
A diagonal pattern entails installing your decking at a 45-degree angle. This configuration is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also increases the strength of your deck frame. While it is not as economical as a horizontal pattern (as you will end up using more boards), if done correctly by an experienced contractor like Twin Cities Siding Professionals, you can significantly reduce the amount of waste.
If a horizontal or diagonal pattern is not your cup of tea, and you are looking for something more elaborate, then a herringbone pattern may be for you. This pattern is an arrangement of rectangles that form a distinctive V-shape and is so-called because it resembles the skeleton of a herring.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is a trusted decking contractor serving the areas in and around St. Paul. If you are thinking about building a new deck or would like to breathe new life into your old one, then please give us a call at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment today.