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Building a deck is like adding a new room to your home. It is an exciting adventure but there are limitless possibilities that can seem overwhelming at times. We work with our clients to choose the best decking materials and types of decks for your home.
The standard American classic, a natural wood deck is the most popular choice for homeowners. It is typically less expensive to go with natural wood up front, unless you use a rare type of wood that costs more per square foot. The trade off for the lower cost to build a wood deck, however, is the cost of maintaining it. Wood is susceptible to rotting and warping with age, and needs to be resealed annually to keep it in like-new condition.
Manmade materials such as Azek, Timber Tech, fiberglass, or Trex decks come in a variety of finishes that can match the look of any type of wood. Artificial deck materials are more costly initially than wood, but don’t require ongoing maintenance like wood does. As installation is complete, what you see is what it will look like for the life of the deck. It should be washed regularly, but you’ll never have to reseal or refinish it.
So which one is right for you? It depends on several factors, such as whether the deck will be in a sunny or shaded area, and how much traffic and use it will have. Give us a call and we will help you decide which type is best for your home.