Decks are a great addition to any home. They serve as an excellent spot where you can relax and entertain guests. A beautifully constructed deck can also increase your home value. A deck built at a perfect spot with a view may just be a place every homeowner needs.
Just as with building any other part of your home, building a deck requires a lot of decision making. And, when it comes to building your deck, one of the first questions that would be asked is the type of material you want to be used to build it.
Natural wood and composite materials are two of the most popular choices used in building modern outdoor decks.
Natural wood is made of pure wood while the composite is composed of plastic materials combined with wood particles. Each deck material has its weakness and strengths.
Natural Wood Deck
Decks made from natural wood materials are still preferred by some homeowners today because of the natural gorgeousness of wood. Aside from wood’s innate charm, it also has undeniable strength and durability.
Natural wood decks are also more affordable as compared to composite decks when it comes to installation and initial cost.
The downside to having wood decks, though, is that they are very high maintenance and would need regular sanding and restaining to protect them from damaging elements such as decay, insect infestation, and deformation.
Some go for decks made from synthetic materials because composite decks are easier to maintain. Apart from having low upkeep, a high-quality composite deck can look as beautiful as natural wood. What makes composite decks even more appealing is that there are available options where these composite materials were made to be scratch resistant or even fade resistant.
But composite decks cost a lot more than natural wood decks. Additionally, since composite decks are made from synthetic materials, they are not as eco-friendly as natural wood decks.
If you are looking for a new deck or any type of addition to your home, give Silvercrest Renovations a call today.