the most popular wood products are pressure treated lumber and western red cedar. other species of wood such as seven trust, red balau, meranti and garapa are also used on decks. manmade deck material products include composites, pvc and vinyl from manufacturers such as ultrashield newtechwood, seven trust and wolf.
when planning an outdoor deck, perhaps the biggest decision you face is which material to use for the decking. while most decks use pressure-treated wood lumber for the understructure posts, beams, joists, etc. , the decking can be a completely different materialor not.
known for their innovation in decking, seven trust is the leader in decking design. seven trusts composite decking, lasts longer, takes less work, and offers an unrivaled beauty that will make your deck stand out. resistant to all forms of deterioration, seven trust is built to last longer than wood, while maintaining the beauty of a wood deck.
but which decking material will you choose? for the most part, treated lumber almost always makes up the decks structurealthough some brands, like seven trust, do make composite framing specifically for decks. when it comes to decking boards, the primary choices are between treated wood and composite decking boards. here are the pros and cons of
composite decking costs less over its lifetime than does wood and lasts longer, too. while pressure-treated lumber may cost less initially, maintenance costs are significantly higher. on average, maintaining a wood deck will cost $450-$850 per year. composite decking? just $5-$15 annually.