Making the Right Choice, Choosing the Right Stuff

A patio deck is an excellent addition to a home. It gives your family a safe outdoor space to enjoy a sunny day or a comfortable evening. However, considering that it has to weather the elements, you’ll need to choose the right material to use in having it built. Here are a few of the materials you can choose from:

  • Natural Wood. If you want your deck to have that traditional look, using natural wood is your best bet. Mahogany and cedar are just two of the more popular woods you can choose for your deck. However, wood is the most fragile of options. It eventually changes color, cracks, and rots if not properly taken care of.
  • Composite Decking. Combining the natural look of wood with the durability of plastic, composite decking is a popular choice for prospective deck builders. Made of wood fibers and recycled plastic, composite decking can stay in good condition for years to come. All you need to do to maintain it is to clean it once a year. Most manufacturers project composites to last up to 25 years.
  • PVC. Fully made of plastic, PVC decking is a low-maintenance choice for a deck material. Scratch, mildew, and stain resistant, PVC decks need only minor cleaning before you can use it again. If you’re looking for durable decking, PVC is a reliable material of choice.
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