Why Western Red Cedar? If you're looking for a beautiful and durable wood with a distinct aroma, an ability to accept stains, look no further. Natural resistance to deterioration has long made Western Red Cedar the premier choice for either interior or exterior home use. Properly finished, Western Red Cedar will last for decades, even in harsh environments. The even grain and relatively consistent density make Western Red Cedar less likely to swell, warp, cup and twist than other soft and hardwoods. As a result, it retains a distinguished appearance that lends a mark of quality to any home. If you're looking to finish your deck, its makeup is ideal for a wide range of finishes. From lightly toned clear solutions to two-coat solid colors, cedar ranks at the top in its ability to accept and maintain a finish.
Composite & PVC Decking
Why Composite decking? Composite decking not only adds to the appearance of your home, but it is also low maintenance.
Composite decking is made using recycled wood and pure polymers and this creates a strong material that is well able to withstand the elements of the weather.
You will never have to paint, stain or seal the deck when you use composite decking material. Composite decking is resistant to rot, so you will never have to
replace any rotten planks or worry that after a while someone may fall through. It is easy to care for composite decking material to keep it looking new, year after year.
Why PVC decking? Plastic decking is a composite material for decking of which plastic is one of the components. Plastic decking is not only making use of recycled materials, but also is one of the longest lasting decking materials you can buy. Vinyl decking is 100% plastic, but most of the decking plastic does contain some wood. All plastic deck material that contains wood will weather over time and change color, but only slightly. You won't ever have a problem with rot or insect infestation because this material is resistant to both. The only investment you will have to make is the purchase of the decking plastic and the only time you will have to spend on it is a regular washing. With plastic decking you have more time to enjoy your great deck and your family. We use Azek and Fiberon so click on the links if you're interested in learning more about these materials.
Why hardwood decking? IPE decking is pronounced ee-pay and is the finest wood decking that you can buy. It is made from extremely dense wood with tight grains. IPE decking is usually a deep rich brown color although some pieces of the wood can display red and amber hues. It is the highest rating decking material against insect infestation. IPE decking is resistant to decay and carries a 100-year lifespan. There is no need to apply any form of treatment, as the product will weather to a beautiful silver/grey color. However decking oil is available to help maintain the natural color. When using hardwood decking, we usually finish off the deck with cedar railings and skirting.