There are many different materials that can be used for a deck but it’s important to know the facts before you decide how you will have it built. Here are a couple popular material choices for a Denver Deck:
- Pressure-treated lumber – Around 75% of all decks are finished with pressure-treated lumber. The reason it’s so popular is that it’s easy to install, cut, and fasten. It’s very affordable and treated to resist rot and funguses. However, one of the downsides of this material is that it can warp and split because it’s not very dimensionally stable. This can be prevented with maintenance which includes power washing and the application of stain or wood preservative every two to three years.
- Redwood and Cedar – These species of wood are western softwoods and are chosen because of the natural look and color they provide. Another great thing about these species are that they contain natural oils and tannins that make them resistant to decay, rot, and certain insects.
- Exotic import hardwoods – Some of the species included in the exotic hardwood category are ipe, Philippine mahogany, and tigerwood. These woods, although a more expensive option, are very durable and resistant to rot and insects. However, since the wood is usually so dense, it can take a little longer to install.
There are plenty of materials to choose from when it comes to your Denver deck. Kona Contractors can customize a deck to your exact specifications with any material you choose. Don’t know which one is right for you? Give us a call today for advice on the best material for your home – (720) 935-4922.