Deck Construction

How to Choose the Perfect Deck Material

While cost is often the most influential factor involved in making a decking material selection, there are other factors that the homeowner should consider such as workability, durability, and insect resistance. Here are some options to explore to make an informed choice.


This material is even-grained and lasts at least twice as regular wood if cared for properly. Beware those certain liquids may leave stains and those scuffs and scratches are likely. A generous warranty is critical as quality can vary greatly between manufacturers’ products.

Go for Environment-Friendly Products

Environmental and sustainability factors are common considerations when selecting deck materials. Pressure-treated wood is now manufactured with chemicals that are less harmful than in previous years. Composites are made from wood fibers and recycled plastics. Vinyl can be recycled into new material.

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