In today’s market, there are limitless possibilities for custom deck designs and decking materials.
Outdoor living spaces, such as decks, can be designed and built using wood, composite, vinyl, capstock … and any combination thereof.
But here, let’s focus on the benefits of using pressure treated wood for decks, screened porches, and other outdoor spaces.
In short, pressure treated wood is not the only option for a deck or screened porch; however, it can make an excellent option. Affordability – the cost of pressure treated lumber is lower when compared to other decking materials.
Appearance – the appearance of a traditional wood deck is endearing; it has authentic, natural style with the look and feel of real wood… ‘knots’ and all.
With ‘aging’, pressure treated lumber weathers to a grayish tone; however, with routine sealing and staining its appearance will remain fresh.
Availability – pressure treated lumber is a widely available decking material, standing the ‘test of time’ as a building product worthy for use in outdoor living spaces.
Durability – with proper maintenance and care, pressure treated wood has staying power… it will hold-up against the elements and traffic to provide the best possible combination of beauty and durability.
To learn more about the benefits of using pressure treated wood — as well as composite, capstock or vinyl — for your deck or screened porch, give us a call 636.227.0800 or visit our website, west-county.archadeck.com.
Check out our photo galleries of decks, open and screened porches, shade pergolas, porch enclosures and under deck rooms… and more.
Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri serves all areas of St. Louis, St. Louis County, West County, St. Charles, St. Charles County and parts of Illinois too. If you live outside of St. Louis, go to archadeck.com for an office near you.