There are many different materials that you can use to construct your new deck, and while some are easy to maintain, others take a little more time. The cost of these materials also varies, which is why there are numerous things that you must take into consideration as you are choosing the material that you want to use for your new deck.
Here are some of the materials that you can choose from for your new deck:
Pressure Treated Wood
It used to be that all decks were constructed with pressure treated wood. It was the cheapest material available and the easiest to use. Pressure treated wood needs to be maintained properly, to prevent it from warping, splinting, and cracking before it should. The maintenance does include cleaning, staining, and sealing every year, so that it does not collapse from rotting wood.
Composite decking does not need as much maintenance as a deck that was constructed using pressure treated wood, but you will still need to clean this material at least once a year. It is easy to build a deck with this material, and it will never split or crack like wood does. The color of this material does change over time though, and you will want to be prepared for that when you have it installed.
A cedar deck needs to be sealed regularly to protect it from the elements, but if you do that, it should last for quite some time. After all, cedar is a good quality wood that is very durable.
If you decide to construct a deck out of redwood, you should plan on it costing a lot of money. This wood is easy to work with, but it can get scratched and dented during the building process, or even after that when it is completed. You will want to take care once this deck is finished, and make sure that you maintain it carefully. After all, it will be absolutely beautiful and should last a lifetime if you follow your maintenance schedule.
Building a Deck in New Kensington and the Pittsburgh Area
You will want to take your time choosing the material for your new deck and be realistic as to how much time you are going to be willing to spend maintaining it. You are not going to want to purchase a material that you need to spend hours maintaining if you are only planning on spending an hour every year working on it. We know that you do not want to build another new deck any time soon, so you might as well get it right the first time!
Call us if you’re planning to build a deck in 2018. We’ll help you choose the right materials to fit your individual lifestyle and maintenance needs. Let us show you how we can build the perfect deck for your home and for your entertainment purposes.