Proudly announce yourself the BBQ King or Queen. Throw that perfect birthday party for your family. It’s the perfect place to host a dinner party for all your friends in the summer. A good deck can capture that perfect view, and create a comfortable place for your family to relax. It can add a feeling of openness to your home by connecting the inside of your home with the outside.
One of the best benefits of having a deck is that it increases your home’s value. Decks are a great choice for home additions because they cost way less than most home renovation or addition projects. A deck is an option that involves a shorter construction period than most additions. Decks can bring a greater quality to your life while adding more value to your home.
You have decided to build that deck. You are thinking about all of those relaxing summer nights. You need to decide what material you will use with your deck. The options vary from pressure-treated lumber to the likes of Brazilian Hardwoods. How you build, maintain, and the costs of different types of lumber vary. Here are some of the types to look at.
Designed to stand up to the elements, allowing it to look exactly how you want it to for years. There is no need to paint, stain or seal it, which is often a burdensome yearly project with traditional wood decks. And, because it resists most weathering, warping, and bugs, you won’t find the need to replace rotting, uneven, or insect-damaged boards.
Pressure-treated wood. It’s stainable, hard enough to resist abuse. Not all treated woods are created equal. The standard treated decking at your local lumberyard costs less than cedar. But treated inexpensive wood is often full of moisture and will shrink unevenly and twist when it dries. You want a deck that will last forever, but also look good while doing it.
Use cedar to gain that natural look of wood for your deck. It’s the beautiful natural look you were picturing in your head. Cedar is naturally rot resistant and doesn’t readily absorb moisture. Since moisture is what creates twisting and splitting, cedar decking lies flat and straight. Cedar does require some maintenance including sealing and staining every couple of years. It also is a softer wood, scratches could happen from foot traffic and deck furniture.
Redwood has a long, straight grain that appeals to lots of aesthetically minded homeowners. Another feature of redwood that makes it useful is its general resistance qualities. Redwood is weather-resistant. It also has some natural abilities to deter pests such as termites.
Higher performance and costs that parallel or exceed composite decking. Brazilian hardwoods represent the finest in natural decking materials that resist mold, decay, & termites. A proven lifespan of at least 30+ years. A safe, natural and fast-drying slip resistant surface. Safe for bare feet, & surface stays cooler during hot weather. A wide range of colors that match your home’s style
Whatever style or material you select, adding a deck to your home is a great addition. If you are looking to upgrade your home, look no further than a beautiful outdoor deck. One that your family and you can enjoy for years to come and an addition that can add value to your home.
Let’s start planning that deck today!