The good thing about living spaces is that they can be bent to the owners’ will. You need to consider if your backyard is an area that you will be spending a lot of time at and what you will be doing back there as well. With an outdoor living area you need to think of wants and needs as setting them apart and exploring each keenly might help in making key decisions concerning the outdoor are. If you are an outdoor person, then having a deck is for the purpose of enjoying nature. Putting in mind that your deck will be out battling the changing weather conditions you need to make the best selection of materials that you want making your deck.
In some states, the weather conditions will be extreme and in those areas you could make your deck enclosed and that could double up as some extra part of the house especially if it is connected to the main house and has direct access. Check to ensure whether you will need the approval of a construction authority in the area you are in because for additional structures you might. If your deck happens to have a roof over it, you need to make sure that it has enough support for the weight that will collects when it snows. You can use brick or wood in decks or a combination of the two. Enclosed structures mean you might have a window and insulation needs, they are often overlooked but you do not have to do that.
To have your sunroom or an enclosed deck usable all year round consider doing the insulation even in the floors. Many homeowners will take a deck as a DIY project even those without a history in construction but it should not be the case because without the experience one stands to make a lot of mistakes. There are professional deck builders with sufficient knowledge and experience to deliver on the deck of your dream ,all you have to do is tell them what you envision when it comes to a deck.
Having a deck like any other part of the house it needs maintenance and homeowners area ware that composite decks cannot live maintenance free. Changing weather is not the only threat to the deck but weeds as well. Composite lumber may differ depending from which manufacturer you get it from. There is a composite wood cleaner for good looking decks, consider having one to deal with any stains that tend to form on the wood. There are professionals at composite deck cleaning who have the products and equipment to give a good service, consider hiring them.