Selecting The Right Materials for Your Deck

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Selecting The Right Materials for Your Deck – With the springtime comes more and more DIY projects. One of the first things people think about after a long winter, is their deck. Come summertime, you’ll be spending a lot of time outside; therefore, you want the space to be perfect. Here are five things to remember when selecting the right materials for your deck.

Synthetic Lumber

This wood alternative requires no maintenance and can last a lifetime. You have the option of selecting a slip-resistant design, as well as a smart drainage system to the area beneath your deck doesn’t get any water damage.

Composite

This alternative to wood is made with recycled materials. The most appealing component of composite flooring is that it requires very little maintenance like sanding and painting, and it is relatively weather-resistant.

Pressure-Treated Wood

This type of wood flooring is treated with chemicals to repel insects and water. Although this type of flooring requires maintenance (annual washing, sanding and sealing), it can last up to 30 years is maintained properly.

Aluminum

Depending on the look you’re going for, aluminum might be an option for you. It looks nothing like wood and you can interlock the planks in order to prevent any dripping through the cracks.

Decking Finishes

The finish you use on your deck can make all the difference in the world. Different types include clear, toner, semitransparent and a solid color. Depending on what you’re trying to accomplish, any of them could be the right choice for you.

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