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What factors should you consider when designing a deck plan?

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Factors to consider when a designing a deck plan include decking patterns, the direction of the sun, furniture, budget and potential mistakes. Consider adding railings to the plan if the structure is at least 20 inches off the ground.

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What factors should you consider when designing a deck plan?
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Adding a shade to the design or choosing a shaded site helps to prevent sunburn. Choose materials that offer customizable design options, such as wood, composite or PVC. Choose furniture to complement the design and color of the deck. Enlarged footings at the base for a floating deck help prevent sinking. Select a pattern of the deck board that won't be affected by weather conditions.

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