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Choosing The Right Deck Supplies

Monday, March 20, 2017 5:53
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Navigating on the huge selection of decking materials available in the market can be overwhelming.  But do not fret; with the expertise of Wood Decks, you will be able to narrow your option on deck supplies.  Decking materials have increased massively over the past few years.  Whether you are just sketching the blueprint or constructing your deck this summer, you need to be aware about your different options. 

 

Different Deck Supplies

 

Here are some of the options that you have on decking materials that provide affordable price range, simple maintenance, and aesthetic appeal.

 

Pressure-Treated

 

In spite of the stiff competition in the market, this green-tinted lumber is still considered the leading Deck Supplies in the market today.  Based on the study, at least 75% of decks today are done with PT (Pressure-Treated) woods.  The popularity of PT wood is no longer surprising; it is accessible, it can be fasten and cut easily, and it is also affordable.  Normally, PT Woods are milled on yellow pine; they are also chemically treated to defend against bugs, fungus, and rot.  Average sizes of the deck supplies measures at 2x6s which costs 90cents/linear foot and planks measuring 5/4×6 inches that cost $1.  Unfortunately, PT lumbers are not stable dimensionally which means that it has a tendency to split and crack.  It is also highly exposed to warping.

 

Cedar and Redwood

 

For the purists, their only option for deck supplies would be red cedar and redwood.  These softwoods are some of the most sought after decking materials due to their natural beauty and rich color.  Furthermore, they are also not treated with preservatives and chemicals.  It contains an ample amount of oil and tannins which make them resistant against insects decay and rot naturally.  But the level of its resistance on weather and insects is dependent on the heartwood.  The heartwood is the part of the softwood which grows at the heart of the tree.  It is highly resistant against decay, and they are also durable.  The sapwood (outer part) is highly susceptible to rotting and decay.

 

Tropical Hardwood

 

Philippine mahogany, ipe, tigerwood, red tauari, cumaru, and massaranduba are some of the most renowned types of tropical hardwood.  They are rich-grained, exotic hardwoods that are solid, durable and contain a high level of resistance against bugs and rots.  However, since they are completely solid, they are also difficult to work with.  It will take a considerable amount of effort to cut and drill them.  Tropical Hardwoods are normally more expensive when compared to the other deck supplies.    They are also high dense that they tend to reject staining.

 

For a complete selection of deck supplies, Wood Deck will be able to give you an access to a huge collection of their deck materials.  They can also provide their expertise and knowledge on various decking materials. For More Information Visit http://wooddeck.build/decking-materials/

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