Stumps did a great job from reviewing our project, making recommendations, keeping us up to date and completion. The project was on budget and the crew was great. Our project manager was Calvin and he was professional and friendly. He answered questions and he and his crew were such hard workers. Our existing deck was several years old and needed to be refurbished and it looks awesome!
Popular Wood Deck Options
If you want to save some money, then pressure-treated wood decking is a good choice.
Natural wood has been used to build decks for decades. Only more recently has composite materials come along, and even that has wood in it and can fail. But we’ve found that wood provides consistent performance and durability if cared for properly. Keep in mind that wood will likely have a shorter lifespan than vinly or composite decking, but often lasts long enough to still be a good value for your dollar.
Here are some of the most popular wood choices with our customers…
Ipe and Exotic Hardwood Decking
Materials used: Ipe hardwood decking and ipe hardwood railing with 3/4″ black aluminum balusters.
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Exotic hardwoods are a beautiful choice as a top of the line decking. Nothing matches the beauty and durability of ipe and cumaru from Brazil. If you maintain them regularly, their rich colors and textures will last for decades. Because of their density, they have an incredible resistance to insects and are virtually fireproof. Hardwood decking is higher in price than both pressure treated wood or vinyl and composite.
Fun fact: Ipe wood was used to build New York City’s Coney Island boardwalk. The boards lasted 25 years before city officials began to notice wear and tear.
Pressure-Treated Yellow Pine
Materials used: #1 grade pressure-treated wood decking and #1 grade pressure treated wood railing.
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Pressure treated wood has been used to build decks for decades and provides consistent performance and durability, if cared for properly.
We carefully air dry our wood to minimize the twisting and bowing that often occurs weeks and months after wet lumber is installed. Apply a good quality deck stain or sealer to your deck after construction, and then every year or two for the life of your deck. While pressure treated wood requires more maintenance and has a shorter lifespan than vinyl or composite materials, it is still a good, lower-cost option for your deck.
Materials used: #1 grade pressure-treated wood decking and white vinyl railing and balusters.
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Contact us to schedule an estimate for your project. A project manager will meet with you to learn what you’re looking for, discuss deck design possibilities, and show you material options. After that, we’ll prepare a detailed proposal and design rendering.
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