When you’re having a deck, porch or patio added to your home, you have a choice of building materials. There’s no one best decking that’s ideal for every situation. Instead, working with your local deck contractor, you can choose the building material that makes sense for your family.
Great Looks, Reasonable Prices, Classic Style: Choose Wood
The traditional building material for building decks in the Metrowest area has long been wood. Cedar decking is particularly popular because of its attractive reddish color and long lasting durable nature. Another wood deck option is white pine: it’s not as long lasting or durable, but it is affordable.
The downside to choosing a wood deck is you’re going to wind up doing some maintenance. Wooden decks need protection from the elements. This means painting or staining them, as well as sealing them – a process that needs to be repeated periodically throughout the life of your deck. If you have a very active family or animals that spend time on the deck regularly, you may need to sand, paint and seal your deck more often.
Durable, Colorful and Long Lasting: Choose Composite Decking
Composite decking is the planet-friendly alternative to wood decking. Unlike wooden decks, composite decking does not bend, warp, twist or split – even when it’s been exposed to all of the extreme weather we get here in the Metrowest MA area. Composite decking’s durability makes it a top choice for busy families, families with pets, and any one who is concerned about insect damage.
Composite decking is available in a variety of colors. You can choose your favorite with confidence, knowing the color is going to stay strong and vibrant for a very long time. There’s no maintenance needed, aside from the every now and then need to spray the surface off with a hose or power washer to keep everything looking great.