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When It Comes To Building New Decks For The Long Term, Wood Is More Than Good – It’s Great

Wood is beautiful – naturally. And wood is strong. And wood is a precious resource. And Archadeck knows how to celebrate it by bringing it back to nature in a deck outdoor living space.

Outdoor patio with flowers

The Benefits Of Choosing A Wooden Deck

If you are considering having a new deck built for your Akron area home, you have likely considered the benefits of building a wood deck versus a composite deck.

There are a few reasons why wood decks are still popular today, even with the wide selection of composite materials available.

Outdoor deck on back of home

At Archadeck of Akron, building a wood deck does not mean that you are building a basic deck. In fact, it’s the opposite. Archadeck decks are anything but standard.

Impeccably designed, thoroughly thought out for functionality and leisure enjoyment, every wood deck that we build is custom-designed to suit the needs of each client.

Archadeck wood decks are beautifully-designed and built to last, just like our composite decks. Many of your fellow Akron area homeowners choose to build wood decks. Value is one of the reasons why.

Wood Decks Offer An Excellent Return On Investment

According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, wood decks can have an 80% return on their initial investment. This is especially important if you are planning to build a wood deck on your home, but plan on selling your home in the coming years.

With thoughtful use and care, decks built using treated wood can last in excess of 20+ years, many of our Archadeck wooden decks have endured much longer with proper maintenance and care. The deck pictures below is almost 30 years old, as you can see from the majestic tagged emblem that is proudly affixed to the deck – it is an Archadeck deck.

Photo collage of Archadeck outdoor decks

Outdoor wooden railing with Archadeck logo

So, if you love the look and feel of a traditional wood deck, and don’t mind regular deck maintenance, Archadeck of Akron will help you design a beautiful, strong wood deck for your home.

The only caveat to building a traditional wood deck is that it will require maintenance. The North American Deck and Railing Association recommends sanding and staining/painting your wood deck every 3 years. That being said, decks with excessive environmental exposure in the Akron area might require annual maintenance. This means that you will have to perform the maintenance or pay to have it done professionally.

What Is The Best Wood For Outdoor Decks?

Just like outdoor furniture, the types of material that an outdoor deck is made from will have a large impact on its overall lifetime and durability. Therefore, it is important to choose the right type of wood from the start. Different types of wood have different levels of resistance to the elements and different costs to use. Common concerns include rot from moisture and the problems associated with insects. To ensure protection from these dangers, there are certain qualities and considerations when shopping for wood for an outdoor deck.

Pressure treated wooden deck with pergola in winter time

Pressure Treated Wood: Pressure treated lumber is often the best and most economical option available for outdoor decks. There are a few different types of wood that are commonly pressure treated for decks, but the two most popular are Southern Yellow Pine and Douglas Fir. You might be wondering, how exactly is pressure treated wood made? Essentially, the manufacturer places a load of lumber into a large chamber and seals it, and then forces waterborne chemicals into the wood under pressure. Hence, “pressure treated”.

Outdoor deck on back of home

Discover The Beauty, Richness, And Texture Of A Real Wood Deck

The best way to decide what type of wood to use for your new deck is to discuss it with our design consultation team at your home. To get started with scheduling it, just click right here.

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Patrick Sluss, owner Archadeck of Akron