Landscape Deck Design

Installing a deck onto your home is a great way to add to the aesthetic appeal of your home’s exterior. A deck will increase the square footage of your living space as well as the value of your home. It will encourage you to spend more time outdoors which is good for your health. You can host parties, family get-togethers or just sit and enjoy the sunshine on your deck. We at GMC Landscapes will ensure that you enjoy all these benefits and more with our landscape design and installation services. Our team has extensive experience in designing and installing landscape decks. We’re the team you can rely on to meet your needs. Get in touch with us today so we can help turn your vision into a reality.

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What type of decking is best?

Advances in building technology have meant that property owners have more options when it comes to building decks. When you choose our landscape deck design services, our expert designers will walk you through all the options available to you and help you decide what would work best for you. Some of the most common options include:

  • Wood

This is one of the oldest and most common options for decking. Different types of wood may be used for building a deck. Some of the most common options are pine, cedar, tropical hardwoods and redwood. Pressure treated wood can hold up well against the elements. It is also resistant to insects and rot. Wood is also a popular choice because of its low price. However, it does require a great deal of maintenance.

  • Concrete

Concrete is becoming an increasingly popular choice for landscape deck installation. It is a versatile material and offers a modern and chic touch. You will have more options for design with a concrete deck. Concrete doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. However, it does get quite hot when exposed to strong sunlight.

  • Composite

If you’re working on a budget, you should consider composite materials for decking. These often feature recycled plastics mixed in with wood chips. These materials don’t warp, age or rot like regular wood. They are quite durable and practically maintenance-free.

  • Aluminum

Aluminum decks are growing in popularity. These decks are rust, mold, splinter, crack and warp resistant. They hold up well to exposure to the elements and you don’t have to worry about insects. They are also quite strong. The only drawback with these decks is that aluminum can be quite expensive.

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Is decking high maintenance?

This depends on the type of deck you choose to have installed. Different decking materials require different maintenance methods and levels. Maintenance for wood decking for example can be quite laborious while composite decking is considered practically maintenance free. It is important to discuss your needs with your landscape decks Seattle contractor. We will help you determine which deck is right for your needs.

Which is cheaper to build a deck or patio?

Wondering whether you should invest in a deck or a patio? Both of these structures offer a great way to enhance your landscape. They extend your living space and provide a comfortable space to enjoy the outdoors. The cost of building either a patio or a deck will depend on various factors such as the size as well as the materials used for constructing the structure.


In many instances, decks will be more costly to install than a patio of similar size. However, the return on the deck will be much higher. Therefore decks are often a better investment.


Are you considering having a deck installed? Contact GMC Landscapes. We are landscape deck design services Seattle trusts for great results.

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