Types of Decks

types of decks

How Do I Know Which of the Types of Decks to Install?

When looking at what types of decks to install, it is important to identify your needs and what you want to get out of the space.

Here are some common qualities consumers have wanted out of their new deck space, and what types of decks they went with:

  1. Wrap-around Deck

This deck can fit a lot of needs. A wraparound deck can allow for lots of extra room and can also allow for a front porch option. This deck wraps all the way around the house and can lead to a large deck in the back. These decks can allow for more shade and sunlight throughout the day and can act like an extra room to your house.

  1. Multi-Level Types of Decks

If you have a larger house or want some changes in elevation, this may be the deck for you. Whether it be the deck leading to your backyard, an open area, a pool, etc. it can fit many needs. Most consumers that have used this deck have taller houses and are looking for multi-level spaces to expand their home.

  1. One level Types of Decks

This type of deck is usually attached to your home. It usually is just attached to the back end of your house and may be a square shape and can still be somewhat elevated but mostly just to the level of your house. This is one of the most common types of decks because it allows for extra living space but is nothing to “extra.”

  1. Detached Deck

You may not see this type of deck as much, but it has its benefits. A detached deck is basically a deck that is just not attached to your home. For the most part it may be in your backyard somewhere or in a small garden space with some chairs. Some people like a deck space where they can get away from their home so if that sounds like you, maybe it’s time you investigate a detached deck.


Excel Fencing and Decking is proud to meet the needs of every customer, whether searching for a custom deck design, replacing, or resurfacing an existing deck, repairing a wood decking, or building a new composite or PVC deck. Excel is a full-service fencing and decking company working throughout the greater Baltimore area since 1998. Excel carries many types of decks from top brands including Trex, Azek, TimberTech, Shoreline Vinyl Systems, and Wolf PVC Decking. For more information on decking techniques and professionals who will install the deck to fit all your needs call us directly at 410-803-9499 or fill out the contact form and one of Excel’s representatives will get in touch with you shortly.


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