Wood decking has long been one of the most popular and preferred materials for decks. This is because wood is classic and beautiful, creating a deep and rich aesthetic that is stunning and like nothing else. Many clients are willing to invest in the higher costs of wood because of its traditional feel and beauty. It's also very strong and durable when treated, so it's a great material for long-term use when installed for your deck area.
When your wood is treated, you don’t need to worry as much about how strong it is, as treated wood is equipped to take all types of climate and weather conditions. This can provide outstanding protection during storms and rain, as well as snow or excessive heat. Fluctuating temperatures don’t interfere with wood, and neither does direct exposure to UV rays. As one of the strongest materials for a deck, wood is highly recommended if you want a long-term solution that doesn’t deteriorate or diminish in appearance, functionality, quality, or durability. Hardwood is definitely the way to go for the traditional strength you want and need in your deck!
Types of Wood
There are many different types of wood to choose from for your wooden deck. The most popular kinds of wood that we opt for and that we recommend to our clients include redwood, cedar, and mahogany. These two types of wood are incredibly durable and strong, which means you'll be able to get long-term use out of them for many years to come. The stronger and denser the wood, the better it will be for your wood decking project. Most wood is also treated, sealed, stained, or set with wood rot prevention as well to increase the strength and durability of the wood. These added elements do not compromise the wood, but help increase its protection over time.
Customizing Wood Decking
Customizing your wood decking means that you have the option to add a wood stain to the top layer of your wood. Adding a stain to the top layer of your wood does not compromise its strength or integrity, but instead alters its appearance so that you have a more stunning color of wood to match your preferences for your outdoor space. If you have existing wood structures, like a fence or gate that you want to match, staining your wood decking is the best way to achieve this.
Why Choose Wood Decking?
Wood decking has many benefits, but you might be wondering if it’s really the best bet for you. While wood decking is sometimes more expensive than the alternative, such as composite decking, you’re getting more longevity and traditional aesthetic from wood than you would from composite. Wood has a rich and deep grain that maintains its natural feel when installed into your background. For many, this is very important in keeping with the appearance of the home’s exterior and the landscape. Wood decking, when treated, can also last for many years without much maintenance required.