While there have never been more options for your decking material than today, traditional wood choices remain the most popular for a variety of reasons. Wood is a natural material that looks very good next to your house as part of your deck, it is usually very durable if taken care of, easy to install and reasonably priced.
Pressure treated wood which lasts about 30 years, is the least expensive and most common type of decking. Most pressure-treated wood is made from southern yellow pine. When working with this wood, stainless steel fasteners work best because of the woods highly corrosive nature.
Redwood and cedars are the next woods that are usually considered when building a deck and do well due to their natural defenses against rot and insects. They should last around 10 years, but are soft and easily damaged. These woods like all woods require sun blocking treatment to prevent fading due to the sun.
Another option gaining popularity because of its low maintenance requirements are the engineered or composite products. These are made by mixing plastic and wood waste fibers. They won't splinter and won't fade, but do need to be scrummed to prevent mold or mildew build up. Compositives are heavier than traditional wood products and more expensive.
We also carry the latest in decking technology. PVC is a virtually maintenance free solution guaranteed to stand the test of time.