From pressure-treated wood to exotic hardwoods, we work with a variety of wood materials for deck building. No matter what design you choose for your deck, we have solutions to complement your needs. Our wood deck designers can work with you to find the right materials for your taste, budget, and deck layout.
The expanding options in composite decking have steered many homeowners away from traditional wood decks, but there are still plenty of properties that feature pressure-treated pine, African hardwoods, Tiger Wood, and more. Composite materials are strategically designed to last longer and uphold more abuse than wood decking, but they do not have the same visual appeal that natural wood provides and tends to be more expensive. Our deck experts can help you weigh out your options to find the ideal balance for your budget and design goals.
The lifetime of your wood deck will depend on the wood you choose to work with. For instance, pressure treated pine lasts approximately 10-15 years with proper maintenance. Splintering, warping, and greying are the most common concerns with pressure-treated woods, and they may also factor into the lifetime of other woods. Ask your Archadeck representative which wood materials will last the longest in your environment.
Selecting the right wood for your deck is about more than just finding something you like the look of. While that is an important factor of the selection process, it is not the only concept to take into consideration. You need to think about the durability of the wood and whether or not it suits your long-term needs. With the variety of woods to choose from we at Archadeck prefer to work with our clients one-on-one to determine which materials will be best for their decks. Give us a call today to speak to one of our professional deck builders near you.
Found in South America and Africa, exotic hardwoods include IPE, Tiger Wood, Cambara and more. These woods are harder than pressure-treated lumber and naturally repel against rot and insects without needing to be treated with chemicals. Instead of being cleaned and sealed periodically, exotic hardwoods require periodic deck oil applications. While the color variations of these woods are gorgeous, they are more expensive than pressure treated wood.
When we design a wood deck for a client, we're always striving to create the outdoor space of your dreams. Your needs and tastes combined with our design and expertise will provide you with a deck you're happy to enjoy.