Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help you design one that meets your needs.
The USP Deck Designer is a Web-based program that guides you in creating a virtual deck, including selecting type of wood, styling, dimensions, and accessories, such as fire pits and hot tubs. The design can be changed and altered with a click of the mouse any number of times until it suits you.
When the design is complete, you'll get a three-dimensional virtual model as well as a complete materials list and a plan for your local building inspectors.
For more information, go to: USP Structural Connectors.
Article published on September 27, 2006.