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10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

Planning for a new deck? Be sure to keep these expert tips in mind.

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Study your local building codes and get a permit if needed. This is usually the case for a deck over a particular height and total size. You don't want to run into a problem later if you sell your house, and the beautiful deck you've spent years enjoying becomes a deal-breaker. Plus, you'll want to make sure it's safe and secure for loved ones and visitors.

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