How To Choose The Perfect Deck For Your Home


Learn about all of your options when it comes to home decking.

Whether you are installing a brand new deck on your property or you are renovating your current structure, choosing the right material can be a stressful process.  There a variety of factors that will determine which deck is the right fit for you from your location to how often you will use your deck.  You want your deck to last you’re a long time and withstand the elements well.  Luckily, there a few simple to follow when choosing the perfect deck for your home.

Wood Decks

If you are looking for a deck that has a natural feel and soft to the touch, then a wood deck is the right match for you and your family.  There are three types of wood: pressure treated, redwood and cedar, and IPE hardwood.  Although, the most popular option among homeowners is redwood and cedar because they are highly resistant to rot and bugs.  All types of wooden decks have to be cared for well and treated with a protective coating every two years to prevent water and heat damage.

Composite Decking

Although this type of decking resembles the appearance of wood, it is comprised of plastic and scrap wood fibers.  Composite decking is resistant to rotting and splintering and is very simple to clean.  When cleaning your composite decking, all you need is mild soap and hose to get rid of stains.  You can buy whatever color you want because you never have to paint or stain a composite deck.  


Polyvinyl chloride is a 100 percent recyclable material that resists scratching, rotting, and staining.  This material has the look of wood but without all the maintenance that goes into it.  You just need to clean a PVC deck with warm water and soap but avoid pressure washing it.  PVC decking is one of the simplest options to care for and to preserve.

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