Archive for December 2018

Trex Composite Decking

Composite decking has risen to meet the high standards of professionals and homeowners. Here are some of the ways its done that, and why a composite deck may be for you.   Even as little as 15 years ago, the market for composite decking didn’t exist on nearly the same scale as it’s on now.…

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Pressure Treated Decking

If economy, longevity and if you have time to spend on yearly maintenance, go with pressure-treated wood. It’s stainable and hard enough to resist abuse. Treated wood is often full of moisture and will shrink unevenly and twist when it dries. One homeowner told me, “Yeah, my treated deck may last forever—but it’s going to…

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Cedar Decking

If the natural look of wood tops your list, use cedar for wood decking. Cedar doesn’t readily absorb moisture— and, since moisture is what creates twisting and splitting, cedar wood decking tends to lie flat and straight. The average lifespan of 15 to 20 years for cedar wood deck boards, but it can deteriorate faster…

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Ipe Decking

Awareness about the Ipe hardwood is not overly specifically with most decking contractors. Ipe is also known as the brazil walnut, this type of hardwood is pronounced as EE-PAY. It is more expensive than the rest of the hardwoods and Green Side Up Contracting prefers to work with Ipe hardwood for a number of reasons.…

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