Many homeowners can agree that the goal is to have our dream house. We imagine a beautiful fence, a vibrant green yard, and our favorite color palette on the inner and outer walls. But no home is complete without that perfect deck for those special family moments.
Unfortunately, building our dream home can get quite expensive. This may require us to tweak what we envisioned to match our budget. When it comes to that perfect deck, we don’t have to compromise what we want.
There are many options when it comes to installing a low-maintenance deck in your home. It comes as a relief when we understand the multiple options available in terms of materials for building a deck.
Low-Maintenance Deck Materials
The lowest-priced decks don’t always equal low-maintenance. As homeowners, we can’t always dedicate the time and money we would like to maintain an aesthetically appealing deck. The idea is then to use materials that will require less maintenance. Let’s take a look at the benefits of:
- Wood Decks
- Composite Decks
- Vinyl Decks
- Aluminum Decks
The first thing people will tell you is that a wooden deck will require too much maintenance. But if you have the money for a beautiful wooden deck that will require low-maintenance, then high-density hardwood decking is the material for you. Materials such as:
- Ipe wood
- Cumaru wood
- Garapa wood
- Machiche wood
The characteristics of these types of wood that make it high-density will also add to its long-lasting, stable, and incredibly strong attributes. These wooden decks will naturally be protected from deterioration making future maintenance less costly.
Composite wood is a manufactured material that mixes wood fibers with plastic. Decks made from these materials are known to last longer, don’t require staining or sealing, and are available in various colors.
Composite wood will imitate the look, feel, and workability of real wood boards. The advantage it has over wood is that it can resist insects and rot.
Vinyl decks are made from polyvinyl chloride, which is the same material used in vinyl sidings. The advantage is that once it’s installed, there’s no need to reseal or re-paint your vinyl deck. If it gets dirty, you simply spray it down with a garden hose.
Vinyl decking is lightweight, comes in various colors that can resist fading, and can have hidden fastening methods.
If you’re into non-traditional decks, then aluminum decks will provide you with a low-maintenance option. The aluminum boards interlock into a gutter system that will channel water away.
But don’t worry if you’re picturing that bright, shiny silver color. Aluminum decks come coated with a finish available in white, gray, almond, or tan.
We Can Handle Anything Deck Related
The decision for the best low-maintenance deck can seem daunting. Liberty Fence & Deck Co. has the know-how to provide expert advice to help you make that vital decision. With decades of experience, our professional team is ready to tackle any deck project.
Liberty Fence & Deck Co. is gladly serving the North Dakota area and ready to provide you with a free estimate today!