Decks serve many purposes, but one of the best things about them is that they can be made from a number of materials. Each deck material, of course, will have its own attributes, and getting to know them is a great way to determine which one will be best for you.
Popular deck materials include:
Wood – A classic choice, wood is naturally strong, feels good under bare feet and is easy to install. Get the pressure-treated version, and you’re looking at decking material that will last about 15 years. It is also the most affordable of all decking options, which may be why a lot of homeowners gravitate toward it.
Tropical Hardwoods – Highly durable and extremely dense, tropical hardwoods like the Philippine mahogany, tigerwood, red tauari, ipe, cumaru and massaranduba resist decay and insect activity well, which means that they last around 25 years. This lasting power does come at a price, and their heft makes them a bit hard to install.
Redwood and Cedar – Naturally resistant to insects and rot, redwood and cedar decks last about 20 years. Lightweight and stiff, they are easier to install than hardwoods, but they are also on the softer side and are not ideal for areas that will see a lot of foot traffic.
Composites – A combination of wood fibers and plastic, composites don’t have to be painted or stained, making maintenance easy. They also won’t splinter and are guaranteed not to rot. If you want to simplify installation, get composites boards with the same texture on both sides.
From deck installations to roof maintenance, Pressure Point Roofing, Inc., has the experience and expertise you’re looking for to get the results you want. To learn more about what we can do for you and your home, simply give us a call at (541) 423-3146, or fill out our online contact form. Schedule a consultation with us today! We serve Medford, OR, and the surrounding communities.