Deck- Decking Materials to Build a Deck

Adding a deck to your home is an excellent way to increase its value and add comfort. The decking materials come in a large variety of options.
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May 19, 2010 - PRLog -- Adding a deck to your home is an excellent way to increase its value and add comfort. The decking materials come in a large variety of options. There are many choices when it comes to decking materials for your project, you will need  some knowledge on what to look for when purchasing a deck also keep in mind what kind of budget you are working with to build your deck.

One of the most popular deck material around is probably the pressure treated or PT Yellow Pine. This product has a fifteen years warranty if you treat it with a water repellent every couple years. This wood for your deck will cost around ten to fifteen dollars per square foot.

Though this product is great for your deck they maybe some downside to this particular wood. This wood has been treated with chemical and it maybe a problem for some individuals with health issues. To avoid this you can look for PT pine that comes from a factory that only used a water repellent to treat the wood.

Redwood or Cedar are very popular choice in wood for your deck. The great benefits of these woods are they are naturally  resistant to both insects and rot. Because of this distinct feature of these woods they do not have to be treated with any chemicals to preserve them. When used to make a deck they are expected to last a good twenty years and really do not need to be treated.

These woods can be very expensive. The  pricing of these types of woods can cost between eighteen and twenty-two dollars per square foot. The grade of the redwood increases the overall cost. The price of these woods are a downside. Depending on your budget, these woods may not be for you. Also, the cedar sapwood may not be good if used in areas where there is a lot of moisture.

Another very popular wood is the resilient tropical hardwood. The strength of this wood is double that of oak and the lifespan is usually about forty years. To have your deck constructed with this wood the average cost is about twenty-two dollars per square foot or around five dollars to buy the wood. The wood is so hard that is will need to be pre-drilled to install it before the nailing can be done. It is also rather costly so it may not fit within the average budget.

Plastic wood composites are also a popular choice for building decks. The wood is a combination of thirty to fifty percent plastic that has been recycled along with the fibers of wood. This is a very low maintenance wood because it naturally resists insects, UV rays and rot.

We at hope this information help you in your research on finding decking materials to build your deck.

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