Why It Is Important To Build a Deck Up To Code With Permits?

There are few places in the United States where you can install a major structural addition to your home without first making sure that it complies with local codes and regulations. If you are tempted to “fly under the radar” and build your deck without first checking into the permits and inspections that are needed along the process, it can end up costing more than you bargained for.

Reasons to Follow Codes

It might seem like complying with codes and building permit regulations is a lot of hassle, time, and money. These codes were not developed to make your life difficult, but they were developed over time to keep you safe and make sure that your home does not experience future damage that could make it unsafe. The reason why most decks fail is that they were not properly built to current structural standards. The worst would be if your deck should fail and someone were to be hurt by it.

Watching Out for Your Interests

If you choose not to follow local regulations or hire a professional who does, you could be in for some serious consequences. First off, some municipalities have stiff fines for building a structure or addition to our home without permits. Secondly, if you build onto your home without proper permits, it could void your home warranty or result in the cancellation of your homeowner’s insurance. When you plan to sell your home, the new buyer will want to make sure that all construction done by you was done in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Even if you hire a professional, choosing someone who follows all local permit processes and regulations assures that the job is done correctly and that you can enjoy your new deck for many years to come. If your contractor does not follow permit and inspection requirements, it is a warning sign that they might not have your best interests in mind, and it is best to look elsewhere and find someone who does.

Why Hiring a Professional Is Best

Hiring a trusted professional is the best way to make sure that you are happy with the final result and protect your investment. Hiring a local professional, such as Wolf Spirit Deck, is an excellent way to make sure the job is done right the first time and will add value to your home.

We are familiar with the local permit and inspection procedures. We work with these inspectors all the time and know what they want in terms of building standards. This means that you will be able to save time because you will not have to have several inspections to get it passed. If you are ready to start your deck design process, give us a call, and our professionals will be happy to walk you through the entire process. We place making you happy at the top of the list on every job we do.