In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the major benefits of wood as a quality deck material. While there are some areas where modern materials have overtaken traditional ones in terms of quality, decks are one realm where the old standby of wood remains a top option.
At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to provide clients across the state with not just fencing solutions, but also deck and railing services to meet your every need. Here are some other key reasons why wood remains one of the top deck material options available today.
Limited and Simple Maintenance
No one wants to install a deck and then spend every weekend for the next few years maintaining it. With wood, that doesn’t have to be your reality. Once you’ve finished putting in your deck, a little bit of regular cleaning is all that’s needed to keep it looking great for years.
And if it does start to show wear and tear, a new coat of sealant or stain can have it looking as good as new in no time. Compare that to composite materials, which may require special cleaners and a more involved cleaning process, and it’s easy to see why wood is still a top choice for many homeowners.
Wide Variety of Wood Types Available
If you’re worried about your wood deck looking or feeling too similar to others in your neighborhood or at homes of friends and family, you shouldn’t be. That’s because there are a wide range of wood types available to choose from, each with their own unique grain patterns, coloring, and overall look.
No matter what your style or budget may be, there’s sure to be a wood type that’s perfect for your new deck. Some of the most popular choices include cedar, redwood, mahogany, and teak, but there are many others to choose from as well.
As we become more environmentally conscious, it’s important to consider the eco-friendliness of all our home improvement choices. And when it comes to decks, wood is definitely the more earth-friendly option.
While composite materials may be made from recycled content, they will eventually end up in a landfill when they need to be replaced. Wood, on the other hand, can be recycled or reused in other projects once it’s time for a new deck.
Finally, one of the most important factors in any home improvement decision is cost. And when it comes to decks, wood is usually the more affordable option when compared to composite materials.
Of course, the exact cost will depend on the type of wood you choose and other factors, but in general, wood will be a more budget-friendly choice. It’s also important to keep in mind that wood decks will usually add more value to your home than composite decks, so they can be a wise investment as well.
If you’re ready to install a new deck at your Utah home this spring, the experts at Utah Fence Warehouse are here to help. We carry a wide selection of quality wood and other materials to choose from, and our experienced team can handle every aspect of your deck installation. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get started on your project.