By blending materials precisely, we can provide you with the best of both worlds without compromising your preferred style or the deck’s structural integrity. For instance, if you have a lower budget, we recommend combining wood and composites. You will still get that natural wood feel and charm along with high-quality wooden rails but with fewer maintenance hassles. Our expert team of wood deck builders in Sandy Springs can walk you through all your design options.
With the numerous varieties of paint, stains, and sealers on the market, wood allows you to match your home’s colors and natural surroundings to your wood deck. And when it is time for a fresh look, you can easily renew and refinish the wood decking. This not only brings the wood’s natural beauty back but also extends its lifespan.
You can customize your wood deck to give you precisely what you want out of your outdoor living space. To provide you with the best economy and longevity, we at Sandy Springs Decks & Patio Covers recommend that you choose pressure-treated wood for your deck.
Pressure-treated wood is the most common and inexpensive material used for decks. The wood goes through a process that uses high pressure to force water and preservative agents to prevent termites, rot, and fungal decay.
A drawback of pressure-treated decking is it is not very dimensionally stable due to being cut from pine. The limited lifetime warranty protects against termite attack, fungal decay, and rot, wood but not weather effects.
Its inherent natural properties tend to create wood warping, twisting, bowing, raised grain, grain separation, splitting, and shrinkage.
We can certainly provide excellent routine maintenance. We recommend yearly power washing and applying a clear wood preservative or a stain every two to three years.
With these proper maintenance programs, pressure-treated lumber can last 15 to 20 years and costs much less than other materials. Additionally, you can easily stain it to your design preference. All these factors make it perfect for wood decking.