Types of Decking Materials

Depending on the size and budget of your deck, there are many options for what type of decking material to use. Additional considerations should include deck maintenance, repair, and cleaning. Explore the pros and cons of each material and call us today for safe, reliable, and professional help with all your decking needs.


Perhaps The Most Popular Option For Decking, Pressure-treated Wood Is The Go To For Many Homeowners.

  • Pros

  • In Most Cases, Pressure-treated Wood Is The Most Economical Option In The Short Term And Carries With It A Remarkable Lifespan. It Is Also Durable Enough To Handle Moving Furniture, Grills, And Whatever Else You Plan To Keep On Your Deck.

  • Cons

  • This Type Of Wood Can Be Susceptible To Warping And Knots, And Can Also Require Frequent Deck Repair, Maintenance, And Re-staining.


Composite Decking Is Made From Recycled Materials And Is Gaining In Popularity For Its Consistent Look And Minimal Maintenance.

  • Pros

  • No Need To Worry About Deck Maintenance - Most Regular Cleaning Can Be Handled With A Hose. Also, Boards Are Nearly Identical With No Warp Or Knots.

  • Cons

  • Typically More Expensive In The Short Term, But The Costs Saved On Future Cleaning, Re-staining And Deck Repair May Make It The More Economical Long-term Option.


There’s Simply No Substiture For Natural, High Quality Wood. However, There Are Some Downside To Cedar Decking. Not Available In Smooth Surface Must Be Special Ordered.

  • Pros

  • New Cedar Decking Carries Unrivalved Beauty. Additionally, Boards Are Generally More Warp Free Than Pressure-treated Decking, Making Installation And Deck Repair Less Of A Headache.

  • Cons

  • To Retain The Natural Beauty Of Cedar Decking, It Needs To Be Consistently Cleanded And Resealed. Even With Careful And Constant Care These Boards Typically Lose Their Vibrant Look Faster Than The Other Materials.


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