What are My Deck Options?

Learn about deck building materials


How do you know what the best material is for building your new deck? It's a big decision and we're going to try to help you navigate the answer. There are more options than ever. In Iowa, we are a four-season state and therefore have to consider harsh-weather effects on our outdoor spaces. Let's dive into the options for your new deck!

Pressure-Treated Wood Decking

Pressure-treated wood is a great solution for your decking. It is stronger and more durable than natural wood because it is more dense. It is more resistant to fungus, wood rot, and insects than natural wood as well. With proper care it can last for many years. You will likely need to stain/paint your deck every two to three years.

Plastic or PVC Decking

This type of decking material is made from 100% plastic. It can actually look like wood but you never have to paint or stain it. It's less prone to fading in direct sun and you don't have to worry about wood rot, insects, mold, scratches or stains. Many brands come with warranties. Also, NO splinters!

Composite Decking

It can be more expensive but it is also very durable and that alone can justify the cost. Composite decking requires minimal maintenance or upkeep and there are numerous color choices and options. Again, no worries about rot, mold, mildew, inspects, splinters and the like. You also don't have the concern of warping due to heat as the material is warp-resisitant.

When in Question, Ask the Iowa Deck Experts

Choosing the right deck material can have a lot to do with budget, location, and style preference. Our team can help you find a durable, beautiful option for your deck at the best price. We're almost into deck season! If you're considering a new deck, now is the time to make an appointment with our team to make your dream of a great new outdoor space a reality. Contact us today to get started.

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