Plan & Design

HELPFUL PLAN & DESIGN TOOLS

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Plan & Design

Take some basic measurements to start the planning process, i.e.

1. DECKS

  • Take a picture of your home where deck is to be built
  • Sketch a basic footprint for the planned deck
  • Make note of any obvious constraints such as elevation, door locations, sidewalks or stairs

2. FENCING

  • Determine basic length and layout
  • Note typical post spacing and variations
  • Note any obvious changes in grade
  • Account for gates and access requirements

3. ROOFING

  • Measure length, width and roof overhang of building
  • Determine pitch or gable height
  • Measure length of ridges, starter, valleys and gables

4. SIDING

  • Measure length, width and height of building to be sided
  • Note door and window sizes in consideration for trim requirements

5. SAUNAS

  • Determine available space (need approximately 6’x7’ of floor space and a 7’ ceiling)
  • Verify most likely number of occupants (typical)