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Wood decks are here to stay in the Greensboro and Winston-Salem area

As an experienced custom deck builder in Greensboro and Winston Salem, we have seen many trends come and go.

A few years ago, we saw a rebound in the use of pressure treated lumber, and we are still building many custom wood decks in our area. Having previously lost substantial market share to composite and synthetic decking materials, based primarily on maintenance and performance benefits, we believe wood decks are here to stay.

“Lumber prices are at all-time lows, and the gap between the cost of pressure treated lumber and composites is the highest it’s ever been,” notes Dick Gauthier, Universal Forest Products. Wood decking is a better deal these days and with the new " heat-treated" wood decking; wood products are making more headway. Also, next generation preservatives are giving a boost to good, old pressure treat wood decking.

Multi-tier deck
Winston Salem wood deck

Dennis McWhirter, Exterior Wood, agrees wood decking has never been better. “With the advancement and durability of today’s stains and sealers, consumers are moving back to the tried and true wood products; cedar and treated decking,” McWhirter says. " We are seeing renewed interest in the use of tropical hardwoods for decking as well." Ipe and other tropical hardwoods have slightly more maintenance, but do give a bigger wow factor.

Homeowners wish for quality leisure time and outdoor living in the backyard has certainly not diminished especially now the phrase “staycation” has become part of our vocabulary. It seems a better financial decision for homeowners to invest in an outdoor building project particularly out of wood and “staycation” these days than opting for the cost of traveling. Wood decking can help make your home more livable and increase its value.

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Winston Salem wood deck

Archadeck teamIf you are considering adding a custom wood deck to your home, Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad would like to be your building partner. Give us a call for a free consultation at (336) 568-8230, drop us an email or fill out a contact form on this website. We look forward to your call.