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Choosing Decking Products

When choosing the decking product for your sundeck there are many things you need to consider. There are a number of different decking solutions available for your project. Knowing the types of benefits you desire and the your overall budget and important in making the choice which is best for you.

Cost is the number one issue related to the use of wood decking or one of the number of alternative products available. Pressure treated southern yellow pine remains the most economical decking product. Selecting quality a quality grades of lumber to reduce the presence of knots and imperfections. Higher grade lumber usually cost a little more but will still beat most alternatives. The natural look of wood decking has yet to be fully replicated in the alternate products. If you are willing spend the time necessary to maintain wood decking it may be the right solution for you. A number of exotic species of wood are available but are quite cost prohibitive and would require the same amount of upkeep, no matter the claims made as to insect and rot resistance (more…)