How To Choose The Perfect Deck For Your Home

If you want to extend the space of your home and spend more time with your family outdoors, then you should look into investing in a deck.  When it comes to designing a deck, you need to put in time and energy choosing the material.  Do you want a deck material that is the most effective or do you want a material that requires the least maintenance?  Take a look at three popular deck materials that are on the market right now.

Learn how to choose the perfect deck for your home.


If you are on a budget, then a wooden deck is your best option cost wise.  Pressure treated lumber is a popular wood type and has a classic, natural appearance.  However, if you invest in a wooden deck, you will have to put the time in caring for it throughout the year.  You will have to clean and stain you wooden deck at least once a year. If you care for your wooden deck well, it can last up to 15 to 20 years.


If you want a deck that is highly durable without constant maintenance, then composite is the perfect option for you and your family.  Composite is comprised of wood and plastic waste fibers making it resistant to rot and general wear and tear. You will never have to worry about rain or snow damaging your deck.  Composite is generally more expensive than wood, but it requires less maintenance. You should clean your composite deck with warm water and mild soap a few times throughout the year.  You might have to scrub your deck to get rid of mildew that might build up during the summer.


PVC decks are comprised of plastic, so they are completely recyclable.  Like composite decks, they are resistant to rotting and staining, but they are generally less expensive.  PVC decks mimic the appearance of wood decks, but require less maintenance. All you have to do is hose your PVC deck a few times throughout the year.  


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