A deck design can be elaborate or quite simple. Depending on the design you choose, a pre-engineered deck design may be right for you.
Save Time and Money
A pre-engineered deck design will serve your DIY project well, saving both time and money. In many municipalities throughout Canada a permit is required. Getting a pre-engineered drawing means you have all the specs your municipality will want to see, streamlining the process. Not having to commission permit drawings, will also save you money.
Keep in mind, if you are planning to use your pre-engineered drawings for permit purposes, the finished product must line up with drawings. Drawing will include elevation, rail details and substructure lay out, making it easier to conform to the building code.
Pre-engineered drawings are available for free from some deck companies, and some are available for purchase. Regardless, a pre engineered design will save you money.
If you are planning on building your deck yourself, these pre-engineered drawings can act as instructions. Following the specs of your drawings will ensure that building code is followed and your build is a sound one.
Often, pre-engineered drawings will include a 3D and photo of the decks design you choose. This will help you visualize your project and also help you to decide on the design that is right for you. Many pre-engineered packages also include a material list. This will save you countless trips to the hardware and lumber stores, having all the materials delivered in one shot. Again, saving time and money.
A Design for Everyone
There are so many pre-engineered deck designs out there. You are likely to find a design that will fit your home. Pre-engineered deck designs can be found that include pools and spas. Many pre-engineered deck plans also include special features, such as pergolas, benches and planter boxes. The possibilities are endless.