Brookline Roofing: Article About Deck Material Options

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Decks are a great way for homeowners to create additional living space outdoors. Ultimately, they can increase a home's overall value. Homeowners looking to get a new deck should consider all of their options. While size and style are important, the decking material can determine the installation price and maintenance costs over time. Homeowners can contact a Brookline roofing company to go over their choices and get the deck of their dreams.

One of the most common materials used for decking is wood. Wood is very versatile, and it allows professionals to craft virtually any style of deck. Not only that, but it can be very cost effective based on the specific type of wood that is used.

Treated pine is the most economical wood option. The pine is treated to withstand tough weather conditions and moisture buildup. It's readily available and generally very affordable. However, it requires more upkeep than other species.

Higher end wood species, like redwood, cedar, or mahogany can be more expensive. That being said, they are much more resilient than treated pine. More expensive woods are heavier and contain fewer flaws, prolonging the life of the deck well past that of a deck made of pine. They also have a beautiful natural color and pattern.

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The main downside to wooden decks is their upkeep. High quality woods will need treatment more frequently, but they will stay strong throughout the years regardless.

Homeowners looking for a low maintenance material can go with composite decking. Composite decking is made from a mixture of various plastics and wood particles. The decking is made to look like natural wood, with many manufacturers using wood grain effects. The main structural elements, such as the joists, are made from wood with composite used as decking boards only.

Composite is also considerably lighter. Some are hollow inside to minimize weight. They come in a variety of colors, so homeowners can easily customize the appearance of their deck. While composite is very easy to take care of. It doesn't require regular sealing or painting like treated pine. High quality composite is resistant to warping and chipping. However, they are not entirely weather resistant. They can develop mold and mildew.

The main downside to composite decking is the price. It is generally more expensive than its wooden alternative. More inexpensive composite boards are available. However, these boards generally have more issues, as they are made from lower grade plastics. High quality composite boards are made to last and have numerous extra features, such as sun protection to prevent fading and surface protection to prevent scratches.

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