Choosing the Best Decking for Your Home

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April 2, 2020

A deck has always been an integral part of a home’s feature, and as outdoor cooking continues to be popular, it’s a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, homeowners are pushing the limits when it comes to the design and features of decking.

Much like Ford’s first T model, you could have any color as long as it was black. The same was true of decking, you could have one, as long as it was wood. Thankfully decking has evolved as much as its functionally. Homeowners started to see their decks as an extension of their interior living space and the design elements were incorporated with entertaining in mind. The humble decks of yesterday are gone, and homeowners are trending toward materials that stand the test of time and require little upkeep. Here are the three most popular types of decking:

Composite Decking

This type of decking offers all the beauty of a traditional deck without getting splinters! It is a high-performance, eco-friendly wood alternative that offers the warmth and appeal of natural wood and is virtually maintenance-free. It comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes depending on your budget.

PVC Decking

PVC decking is also a great option to go with since it has a resilient surface and patterns that are slip-resistant. The decking also has exceptional resistance to moisture, dents, and flames and is sturdy enough to create a hard-wearing yet easy-to-handle board. To top it all off, they come in several color options.

Pressure Treated Decking

There are several reasons to pursue pressure treated decking. It’s stainable, hard enough to deter abuse, and many brands carry a lifetime warranty. However, be cautious of inexpensive wood because there’s a chance it could be full of moisture, and will, in turn, shrink unevenly when it dries.

At Carolina Home Exteriors ENC, we’re a full-service lumber yard that believes in giving our customers the best quality. We provide composite decking and stand by our opinion that it is one of the best options for those who are ready to expand their home with a deck. For more information, visit our Decking Installation page, or give us a call at 252-637-6599.

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