Should there be a step down to the deck from my house?

Backyard Questions & AnswerCategory: Backyard DecksShould there be a step down to the deck from my house?
Backyard Boy Staff asked 12 months ago

In most cases it’s a good idea to have the deck installed a couple of inches lower than the house floor. This helps prevent rain, snow and ice from backing up under the door threshold and into the house. Decks with swing doors may have more of a step down particularly if you are in a snow region with no awning overhanging the door.