“Stump’s was fantastic. Exceptionally professional from the first contact through construction to the followup. As an architect myself, I have experience with a variety of contractors, and I think these folks are top-notch. I would and have recommended this group.”
Using Quality Decking Material Since 1994
The quality of our product starts with selecting the right materials for the job. We work with the finest vendors and manufacturers to provide premium quality materials for each deck we build. Whether its #1 grade framing lumber, beautiful hardwoods, composite decking, or railings, your deck or porch will last a long time.
Here are our preferred materials for building custom decks:
Vinyl & Composite Decking
With a full palette of 17 different colors that range from soft earth tones to rich grays, Azek has established itself as a leader in the vinyl decking industry. Not only does Azek offer a wide variety of luxuries colors to choose from, Azek utilizes state of the art technology designed to resist checks, stains, scuffs, mold and mildew. Azek backs its durable decking material with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and all Azek material is code compliant to ensure your safety.
TimberTech designers and engineers have excelled in their commitment to offer high quality decking material that mimics the natural exotic wood look, without the up-keep that most wood products demand. Now available in 12 different variegated colors, TimberTech has taken the “stain and fade resistance” promise, typical of many other decking brands, and engineered a product line that has 25 year fade and stain warranty.
Trex is a well-known industry innovator and has been the first company to introduce the “capped composite” engineering which has transformed the decking industry. Trex offers many beautiful sophisticated colors to choose from all of which have a 25 year fade and stain warranty. Trex products are manufactured with 95% recycled material and which makes the Trex company as eco-friendly as they come.
Pressure Treated Wood
If properly maintained, Pressure Treated wood decking offers great stability and lasting wear at an economic price. Gone are the days when a splinter from a pressure treated deck may prove life threatening. Like most other materials, Pressure Treated wood has advanced in its environmental friendliness and offers the unique option to stain it various colors to your satisfaction. We purchase only the best grade of Pressure Treated wood available and continue to dry it at our shop which mitigates further drying after it has been installed.
An exotic hardwood from the forest of Brazil, Ipe exudes class and excellence. Ipe requires no maintenance unless you want the rich natural red tones to shine which requires the up keep of staining it every 18-24 months. Ipe is a very dense tight grained board and creates a beautiful natural outdoor feel. We also install a natural hardwood called Cumaru which in appearance and feel is very similar to Ipe although Cumaru’s wood grain is not quite as tightly grained.
Vinyl railing is a low-maintenance alternative to composite/wood railing and offers several great advantages. Just like any PVC item, vinyl railing can be cleaned with any typical household cleaner. Vinyl railing will not grow mold or mildew. Vinyl railing is a cost effective option that is available in White, Almond, Clay, Tan and Black. We buy the bulk of our vinyl railing from Superior Plastics which is located here in Lancaster County. Superior Plastics extrudes all their vinyl products in their factory and offers a large line of designs and styles all of which have a limited lifetime warranty.
With a limited lifetime warranty, aluminum railing is a great durable option that has similar advantages to vinyl railing like ease of cleaning and anti-mold and mildew. The aluminum railing profile is smaller which gives it the traditional “rod-iron” look. Our supplier is Key-Link Incorporated which is located right here in Lancaster County and manufactures all of their own railing. Rather than painting their aluminum products, Key-Link uses a powder coating system and offers colors black, white, bronze, brownstone, Kona, walnut, and sandy shore.
Like aluminum railing, our stainless steel cable railing is manufactured in Lancaster County and has a limited lifetime warranty. Cable railing allows for premier visibility and stylistically is a great alternative to the traditional railing systems. Cable railing is best suited to the customer who has an appreciation for the contemporary or modern look.
High-quality capped composite railing offers a wide range of styles and colors. Sometimes it looks best to brand match the decking material with the railing material which is an advantage that composite railing systems have over other styles of railing. Composite railing features other infill options such as glass, cable, and various styles and sizes of balusters.
If you are looking for a custom railing profile, our skilled craftsman can design and build sturdy yet beautiful railing systems out of all kinds of wood. Often we will build a custom Ipe hardwood rail accented with powder coated aluminum balusters which is low-maintenance yet classy look.