Outdoor decks create the perfect space for summer grilling with friends and family. In addition to adding visual appeal, a deck can transform your backyard landscape. Selecting the right material for your deck is almost more important than the design itself. From wood to composite, there are a ton of variables including color, texture, installation, and price. Wobig Construction offers dozens of custom deck layouts to ensure your outdoor space is beautiful and functional. Choosing the right deck can be overwhelming – that’s why we’ve listed the most common deck materials to choose from:
Wood is by far, the most popular choice of deck materials in the U.S. because it is long-lasting and the most economical. Grain patterns are prominent and its initial greenish color becomes a honey brown before fading to gray. Pressure treated wood usually has a warranty against decay and termite damage, which adds to the appeal for a structure that will stand the test of time. Plus, in most cases, these warranties are valid for the lifetime of the original purchaser. Preserved lumber is also used for fencing, landscaping, walkways, and other backyard projects.
Composite decking materials truly have improved over the last decade. These unique boards are made up of wood and plastic. The wood particles can be anything from sawdust, wood chips, and wood fiber pieces. The plastic components can be either virgin or recycled plastic material. There is a wide range of colors, textures and installation systems available. To gain more insight into this option, ask your builder if the colors will fade or if the surface will easily stain or scratch.
Durable, maintenance-free and cost-effective, vinyl decking’s nonporous, weather-resistant surface cleans easily and resists stains and never needs sealing or painting. Vinyl decks also stays cool even during the hottest summer days. There are many PVC products to choose from, and they’re not all created equal. The key to the maintaining the appearance and longevity of vinyl decking is the addition of certain additives that help protect vinyl decking from the harmful effects of sunlight, ensuring the color stays bright and fresh, protecting against impact and weather.
As the recognized leader of decking contractors, Wobig Construction specializes in building custom-designed decks. Design-Build is our passion and our main goal is to turn your backyard or patio area into your very own private retreat. A beautiful deck will not only add value to your home but will create memories for years to come. To get started with choosing the right deck for your outdoor space, contact Wobig Construction today for a long-lasting deck that won’t break the bank.