Hardwood is a durable material that can withstand the elements and still maintain its look and durability for years to come, when properly cared for, which is why it is a preferred choice of many clients for their deck construction. It also provides a traditional look that matches well with many property features.
Hardwoods come in various tones and grains, which we can help you choose from, and it can also be stained for added character.
Hardwood decks come in a number of designs, patterns, and colors. These designs are dependent on your personal preferences for a deck, but can easily be customized to fit your space and needs. Available designs include cross-hatching, paneling, zig-zag, contrast, and much more. Decking designs are virtually endless and we’re able to accommodate any of your ideas to build a custom hardwood deck. We will complete your deck build by accurately measuring the space available, adding alternating staining agents for ranging color, sizing boards that may vary, and realigning panels in numerous directions to create an intricate pattern.
If your custom deck design includes a railing system, it is important to consider how and where you’d like the railing to go. We can create the railing system using your selected wood to complement the deck or we can also incorporate metal, iron, or other wooden paneling, all of which can be designed by one of our deck experts. Similar to railings, posts can also be incorporated into the railing system to add more depth and complexity to the overall aesthetic look of your deck.
There are several hardwood types to consider for your new deck. Some of the more popular hardwoods include Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, and Hickory. Each have a unique appearance and individual benefits that can be explained in detail by one of our deck professionals. For example, Oak is often used due to its density, making it easier to combat moisture buildup over time. Other wood types have a tendency to shrink or discolor due to excessive element exposure, so choosing the right wood for your deck ensures beautiful longevity many years to come. Our team is here to help guide and advise you all along the way.
Most wood types are naturally water-resistant. Water-resistance is different than waterproof. It is common for wood to harbor mold and easily decay if overexposed to water or moisture. However, with the use and proper application of sealing agents and finishes that we add to the top layer of your wood will help to deter water from resting and seeping into the crevices of the wood, which can eventually lead to mold or decay.