Building a deck is a big project. You want a deck that functions properly, looks great and will last for many years to come. With so many different decking materials out there, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your project. The contractors at MB Renovations and Construction in Victoria are there to help. Here are the best decking materials to consider.
Cedar is a common wood used for decks, and it comes with many benefits. It’s less prone to rotting away, especially in Victoria’s damp winter climate. It also is insect and mold-resistant, as it keeps out moisture. Cedar can be stained many different colours to match your home, and add to its curb appeal. Not only that, but cedar requires minimal upkeep. Overall, cedar is a great choice for your new deck.
A pressure-treated deck is a kind of wood deck where chemicals are pressed into the wood to seal it and protect it from insects and rot. It’s growing in popularity, as it’s a budget-friendly option. It can look a little green from the treatment but can be stained after it’s been installed. Lower-grade pressure-treated lumber is more prone to warping and cracking. This is something to consider. However, they can last 15-20 years, pressure-treated decking, and will withstand Victorian weather. Your new deck will look great year-round.
Composite decking is another decking material becoming more popular with homeowners. It’s used as an alternative to wood, and comes with different benefits wood may not. For example, it is resistant to insects, rot, warping, and mildew, and requires little to no maintenance. It also comes in a wide variety of colours to match your home. Composite can mimic wood decking and comes in a range of colours and tones. This look will give appearance of wood you want with the benefits of the alternative material.
Vinyl decking is also a decking material that’s easy to clean and maintain throughout the year. Similarly to composite, this synthetic material comes in a wide variety of colours too. Since it’s synthetic, you won’t have to worry about splintering, or insects getting a hold of the material, keeping the material from eroding over time. With it’s long life-expectancy, you can’t go wrong with vinyl decking.
Deck Builders in Victoria
The team at MB Renovations and Construction has worked on the smallest of home renovations all the way to up 8-figure mansions. They have been trusted by homeowners and real estate agents all throughout Victoria, Sooke, Sidney, Esquimalt and Saanich. Having been in business for 15 years, plus 18 years of general construction, they are a very experienced team in home renovation projects.