Decks are unprotected structures. Not only do they have to withstand UV rays and weather forces, but they also have to resist the damaging effects of bio-degradation, freeze and thaw cycles, insects, acts of God, acts of children, and many other maladies. They also have to be aesthetically inviting places where you’re happy to spend time. Decks also have to be functional. Decks are tools masquerading as spaces. If the deck is not big enough to accommodate the family or if it restricts the flow between the house and yard, it won’t get used as it should.
The areas around metropolitan Baltimore are sometimes hilly and frequently require elevated decks. You can learn more about decking and deck replacements at the Baltimore Remodeling and Deck Expo.