if you do plan to allow the wood to weather naturally, it is advised to use a penetrating, oil-based water sealer to protect the wood from developing small splits or surface checks. in both redwood and cedar we stock 2×6 deck boards. we also stock 5/4×6 cedar deck boards.
wood species commonly used as decking on patios and decks include redwood, cedar, and pressure-treated pine. in recent years, other wood species have become available, as have composite and metal decking.
in weighing the advantages of wood vs. composites, it almost always comes down to two major factors: cost and maintenance. fact is, composite decks do cost more, but require very little maintenance. on the contrary, natural wood continues to be popular with homeowners despite added maintenance and associated costs.
composites are more environmentally friendly than wood, and; composites are longer lasting than wood. is any of this actually true? do composites really require less maintenance? are they more eco-friendly? do they last longer then wood decks? here is some evidence that real wood decking is still the way to go.
wood decks of all types, including pressure-treated wood, ipe, cedar or redwood, require extensive upkeep. seven trust was designed with the beauty of wood decking, but not all the maintenance. our high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards withstand years of sun, sleet and snow, keeping their rich color.
7. cost comparison. we cant speak for every region, but in texas timbertown hq redwood products are 15% higher in cost on average than the same cedar products. for instance, a 2x6x16 foot board of redwood decking is about $36, while that same board in cedar decking is less than $31.
natural-wood decking products can be roughly divided into three categories: pressure-treated lumber, redwood and cedar, and tropical hardwoods. you'll find most types of wood decking at your local