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Are you trying to decide between a Charlotte Trex deck and wood deck?

Archadeck of Charlotte has been a trusted deck builder in the Charlotte area for more than 30 years. We often address this question with clients, who are teetering between building a composite deck or a traditional wood deck. There are advantages to both.

Are you currently weighing your deck options? Perhaps when it comes to planning to build a new deck, it is easier to arrive at custom design choices and amenities than the actual deck building material. Following is the information you will want to consider.

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Trex deck by Archadeck of Charlotte – China Grove, NC

For many, who are considering a composite deck, the low-maintenance factor is at the top of their list of positive attributes. Trex decking is truly low-maintenance! It’s low-maintenance in cleaning, as most clean-up tasks require a quick spray with a garden hose. More importantly, a Trex deck will not require annual maintenance to retain its beautiful finish. This means no springtime sanding, staining, or painting – ever.

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Trex composite decks give you more free time to enjoy – on your deck!

Speaking of gorgeous finish choices, Trex has a color and texture for any design taste! With three levels of finishes – Trex Select, Trex Enhance, and Trex Transcend – we are sure to have your perfect color and texture, or combination of colors and textures. The Transcend collection offers true wood-look color variations for those, who are looking for an authentic wood appearance, but the performance of a synthetic deck. Our biggest sellers in the Charlotte area are in the Trex Transcend Premium Tropical collection, which includes colors like Havana Gold, Gravel Path, and Spiced Rum.

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Trex Transcend Premium Tropical Spiced Rum deck by Archadeck of Charlotte

Another great benefit of building a Trex composite deck is that your decking comes with guarantees! Trex offers a limited residential product warranty of 25 years, as well as a 25-year stain and fade warranty. Owning a Trex deck gives you peace of mind, and offers other benefits over wood decks, such as no splintering and resistance to dings and scratches by way of a high-performance shell.

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Your Trex deck will retain its beauty for many years!

We admit that there is just something about a wood deck. Wood decks have qualities, which cannot be replicated. They feel inviting and homey and nostalgic – they might bring us back to childhood memories of decks and porches of yesteryear. Think of the wood fragrance, the feel under your feet, and even the sound of your footsteps atop a wood deck. Decks of old still hold a place in our hearts and our homes. They will forever remain a choice for those, who just love their authenticity. Even though they require periodic maintenance and upkeep, some see that as a fair tradeoff for keeping it classic with a wood deck.

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Classic wood deck with wood deck railings by Archadeck of Charlotte

If you would love to have a wood deck, which doesn’t require maintenance, Ipe Brazilian hardwood is a great choice. Ipe is a slow-growing hardwood, so condensed, its hardness rating is almost six times higher than western red cedar. Ipe wood decks offer homeowners a choice of performing resealing every year or two, or to allow the wood to age over time, resulting in a driftwood gray finish. Should you choose to perform annual resealing with oil, your Ipe wood deck will remain richly saturated with warm reds, golds, and dark browns.

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Beautifully sealed Ipe Brazilian hardwood deck by Archadeck of Charlotte

When it comes to building a new deck, there really is no wrong answer! Whether you choose Trex synthetic, pressure-treated wood, cedar, or Ipe Brazilian hardwood, Archadeck of Charlotte is ready to design and build the perfect deck for your taste and lifestyle. If you have additional questions, we will be pleased to answer them!

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Wood deck by Archadeck of Charlotte

Are you ready to discuss building a new Trex or wood deck for your Charlotte area home? Give us a call for a free design consultation at (704) 850-6104 and a Design Consultant will contact you promptly.