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Beyond the Basics: 3 Best Materials for Decks in Halifax

Beyond the Basics: 3 Best Materials for Decks in Halifax
When planning a new outdoor deck project, it may be tempting to automatically opt for the traditional, pressure-treated lumber. But there are actually a wide range of options available to homeowners in Halifax today.

Let’s check out three of our favorite decking materials.

Custom deck with pergola and outdoor kitchen

Ipe is still a natural hardwood, but lasts much longer when compared to other lumber products. Considering that your deck needs to withstand the cold winters, even when you’re spending most of your time indoors, this is a great choice for longevity. In fact, ipe is known to last as long as 25 years.
You have two options for treatment. The first is to have it sealed, which leaves the wood in its natural red state. Left untreated, it eventually turns to a gray-toned brown. Ipe can be a more expensive option due to its thickness, which can also complicate installation. You’ll definitely want to get an expert deck builder to execute your vision. Once you do, you’ll enjoy the stunning addition of ipe all year round.

Custom deck with privacy wall and fire pit

Composite Decking
With more composite decking options available than ever before, you can achieve any look you want for your next deck or patio project.
This durable product is ideal for homeowners who want a low-maintenance, outdoor entertaining area. While you may need to power wash it every year or two, you can count on the color and luster to last without having to worry about sealing or staining further down the road.

Custom deck with lighting and fire pit

This is another ideal choice for a deck that holds up well without much care. Plus, you can easily avoid splinters, staining, and warping. In fact, PVC is an extremely moisture-resistant material, so you don’t have to worry about those foggy Halifax mornings causing any damage.
While the finish may look slightly synthetic compared to composite and natural wood, PVC is a stable option that can last for decades.

Ready to discuss which is the best decking material for your project?

Call Archadeck at (902) 201-2843 to schedule an appointment today.

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