Wood Decks Cleveland OH
Cleveland Heights, OH
Custom Builder, Designer / Architect, Remodeler, Specialty Contractor
National Kitchen and Bath Association
Garfield Heights, OH
North Olmsted, OH
Natural wood decking is durable, has a classic look, and is more eco friendly than pressure treated decking.
When spring approaches, our thoughts turn to outdoor activities and our imaginations run wild with dreams of pleasant summer evenings. A welcoming front porch, a large back deck for family fun, or a private balcony with a cozy hot tub all sound wonderful emerging from the confines of winter. The addition of decking to your home can add style, definition, and facilitate numerous open-air activities. There are many decking materials available, but today we’ll highlight some of the popular wood options.
Building your deck out of a wood product can add natural beauty to your home, plus bring the relaxing scent of cool forest to your backyard. Despite their natural beauty, concerns of high-maintenance and deterioration often deter consumers from choosing wood decking. However, there are some notable new products that make wood a sensible selection again.
Treated Wood: Typically milled from young pine or cedar trees, treated woods are an affordable decking option. Requiring a certain amount of maintenance, this option will need to be water-treated every couple of years for optimum durability. Treated with organic and copper preservatives, it is considered fairly safe. However, it does contain some synthetic preservatives. Not completely eco-friendly, treated wood cannot be burned and must be disposed of in a landfill.
Naturally Durable Wood: A more eco-f...
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine