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real wood DECKS
It’s hard to beat the natural beauty of real wood and it has a lower up-front cost than alternative decking materials.
Cost, Appearance, and Versatility Make Real Wood a Great Choice
Cost: Looking for the natural beauty and warmth of a real wood deck? Look no further than a cedar or treated wood deck from Backyard Images Inc. A natural wood deck is not just beautiful, it also has a lower up-front cost than a composite or PVC deck which makes it a good choice for homeowners looking to save a little money.
Durability: Choosing a cedar or pressure treated deck doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice durability. Cedar is naturally resistant to rot and insect damage, while treated wood is specially treated with chemicals to prevent decay, termites, and other pests. This means that your deck will last for many years to come, even with regular exposure to the elements.
Versatility: In addition to their durability, cedar and treated wood decks are also incredibly versatile. They can be stained or painted to match any design scheme, and down the road if you want to change the look of your deck, unlike a composite or PVC deck, a cedar or treated wood deck can easily be transformed by sanding and applying a new coat of stain.
Maintenance: With a natural wood deck it is very important to keep a steady schedule of maintenance to keep it looking rich for years to come. Backyard Images Inc. will guide you down the right path towards preserving your new deck.
Consider the Pros and Cons of a Cedar Deck
+ Durability: Cedar is a naturally durable material that is resistant to decay, rot, and insect damage. It can last up to 15-20 years with proper maintenance.
+ Appearance: Cedar has a beautiful natural appearance with a warm reddish-brown color and distinctive grain patterns that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a home’s exterior.
+ Environmental impact: Cedar is a renewable resource and can be sourced sustainably, making it a more eco-friendly choice than treated wood.
– Cost: Cedar is more expensive than treated wood but less expensive than other hardwood decking materials.
Consider the Pros and Cons of a Treated Wood Deck
+ Durability: Treated wood is pressure-treated with chemicals to resist decay, rot, and insect damage. It can last up to 20-30 years with proper maintenance.
+ Cost: Treated wood is relatively inexpensive compared to other decking materials, making it a popular choice among homeowners on a budget.
– Appearance: Treated wood has a uniform appearance with a greenish tint due to the chemicals used to treat it. Over time, it can fade or turn gray if not maintained properly.
– Environmental impact: Treated wood is often made from non-sustainable timber and can contain harmful chemicals, making it less eco-friendly than other decking materials.
Standard on All Backyard Images Decks
When we say “our quality is unmatched” we back it up. Our decks come with standard features other deck builders would consider expensive upgrades. These standards include: Screwed down decking ensuring a long-lasting smooth surface; Double ledger board flashing; Exterior trim (skirting separate); Riser boards on stairs; Galvanized hardware; 4×4 bolted handrail posts; Gravel; Weed barrier.
Beyond that, at Backyard Images Inc. we make your entire process stress-free by handling all of the minor details like securing all necessary permits, scheduling inspections, and scheduling J.U.L.I.E. for locating underground utilities.