Adding a deck to your home is an excellent way to increase its value and add comfort. The materials that are available to do your decking project now come in a large variety of options. The best materials for your project for creating your deck will take a little knowledge to allow you to make the best decisions of choices that match your desired budget restraints. In a moment we will discuss some of the most sought after options in decking materials, the choices that will match your budget and what to look for.
The downside to this particular wood is the chemical that it has been treated with can for some individuals cause health issues. To avoid this you can look for PT pine that comes from a factory that only used a water repellent to treat the wood.
Another very popular choice in wood for your deck is either Redwood or Cedar. Both of these types of woods are naturally resistant to both insects and rot. Because of this distinct feature of these woods they do not have to be treated with any chemicals to preserve them. When used to make a deck they are expected to last a good twenty years and really do not need to be treated.
The pricing of these types of woods can run between eighteen and twenty-two dollars per square foot to be constructed or around five dollars to buy the wood. The cost will accelerate as the grade of the redwood increases. The downside to these types of woods for your decking is that they are very expensive and just may not be a good fit to your budget. Also, the cedar sapwood is not good if used in areas where there is a lot of moisture.
Another very popular wood is the resilient tropical hardwood. The strength of this wood is double that of oak and the lifespan is usually about forty years. To have your deck constructed with this wood the average cost is about twenty-two dollars per square foot or around five dollars to buy the wood. The wood is so hard that is will need to be pre-drilled to install it before the nailing can be done. It is also rather costly so it may not fit within the average budget.
Using vinyl decking materials are low maintenance and the pricing varies considerably. They do tend to be expensive and may not fit the average budget.