DECKING & RAILING
Wood decks are the most popular choice of deck materials in the US, primarily
because it is long-lasting and the most economical. With building a wood
deck one of the first benefits is that they are versatile. You can easily
cut wood into any shape allowing for very unique and specific design options.
Wood decking does require some maintenance, like sealing and staining
about every few years. With wood Grain patterns are prominent; its initial
greenish color becomes a honey brown before fading to gray. Pressure Treated
wood is commonly used because of its ability to resist decay and termite
damage, in most cases for the lifetime of the original purchaser.
Low maintenance decking has come a long way over the last few years. There
are over 100 products currently on the market. Why such a boom in composite
decking? Because these products are building materials manufactured using
a mixture of plastic and wood fiber, meaning one advantage is that it
doesn't require staining and sealing. This material is also popular
because it requires less maintenance than wood and often uses recycled
materials. There are also a variety of colors, textures, and hidden fastening
systems. The brands we carry are:
Vinyl decking made from Cellular PVC is a great choice for decking because
it is essentially resistant to stains, mold, insects and fading. PVC material
is low maintenance and is a sustainable building material.
Over the last 10 years the deck industry has developed a variety of attractive
rail systems. Because your deck's rails will be one of the most visible
features of your new deck, it is important to choose a rail that complements
your decking material and the style and color scheme of your house. Consumers
have many choices of colors, styles and accessories to provide greater
flexibility in design. Many railing systems are built from composite or
metal, both of which offer the advantage of low maintenance or with the
natural design of wood. Low maintenance composite railings are becoming
more popular every year, while wood railings provide a classic look for
a deck, because the beauty of wood is hard to match.