- Pressure Treated
PRESSURE TREATED DECKS
Pressure treated decks are a very popular option. They are the least expensive option. These decks are built with high-quality pressure treated wood from Madison Wood Preservers. The chemicals used to treat the wood help to prevent rot and splintering. To further prevent these issues, we recommend sealing the deck every 1-3 years. Pressure treated decks require the most amount of maintenance.
Hybrid decks fall in the middle of the spectrum on both price and maintenance. They are a combination of pressure treated wood and composite material. We use composite material on the high traffic areas, and build the structure and railings with pressure treated wood. Because we install composite material on the floor, stair treads and top of the railing, these decks require less maintenance over time.
Composite decks are the most expensive option and require the least amount of maintenance. The structure is pressure treated wood and the floor, railings, and fascia are composite. To maintain a composite deck, simply wash it off with soap and water when needed. One of the main things that dictates the quality of a composite deck is the material. Here at LDFCo, we use high-quality composite materials. The support posts and beams can also be covered with composite material as an additional option.
HOW DO THEY COMPARE?
This material requires a lot of maintenance including sealing or painting it every 1-3 years.
This material is a combination of pressure treated wood and composite. We still recommend sealing the pressure treated parts, but the composite parts require little to no maintenance.
APPEARANCE OVER TIME
Since the hybrid is a combination of materials the pressure treated parts will begin to grey and darken, but the composite areas will maintain their appearance.
This material will maintain its appearance for a long time with little to no maintenance.
Pressure treated wood will splinter and crack as it dries. A Sealant or stain will help to slow this process, but will not prevent it.
The composite part of this deck will not splinter, but the pressure treated areas will splinter and crack as they dry.
HOW LONG WILL THE DECK LAST?
**this is dependent on the amount of sun exposure, north facing decks can last longer than south facing decks**
With sealant, this deck will typically last 20-25 years because the areas of the deck that will experience the most sun exposure are made of composite material.
Pictured below are just a few of the custom options available…
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