If you want to build a new deck or add to an existing one, trees may get in the way and cause you some trouble. Installing a deck around a tree has its obstacles. Fortunately, there are many ways to accomplish your goal and give your deck a wow factor. The best way to approach a new deck construction project is to look at a few different factors to see which route is the most appropriate to take.
Type of Tree
You’ll want to find out what type of tree it is along with its age. Being knowledgeable about the tree will help you in deciding the type of decking material. You may want to consider having the tree removed if you believe your deck will be better off without it. Additionally, the tree may provide shade during the summer and protection during winter. We recommend having a landscaper determine what kind of tree you are dealing with.
Type of Decking Material
Natural wood is typically the best type of decking material to use when building around a tree. Using natural wood will not only look great, but it will also allow for spaces between deck boards which allows oxygen and water to get to the root of the tree. Although natural wood is easier on the tree, there may be more of a need for maintenance and upkeep to prevent rotting and damage. We offer various types of deck products to help you get the look and functionality you want from your deck.
Having a tree in your yard doesn’t prohibit you from building a beautiful deck. Our professionals at Bronco Fence can answer all of your questions about your deck materials and building options. We can complete your deck project to specification including all stairs and deck accessories you desire. For more information on how to build a deck around a tree, contact Bronco Fence at (801) 820-0419!