Simple maintenance-free steps for a side door entry. Classic gray decking and fascia with white aluminum railing.
The majority of decks built today are made of wood. The main reason people choose wood is for the initial cost savings. The main reason people choose composite or manmade deck materials is for the low maintenance required. So what deck material is best for you? There are numerous factors to evaluate before making a decision.
Vinyl decking is almost maintenance-free as it has no wood material in its composition. It comes with a 25-year warranty, and you can choose from white, gray, brown or tan when installing the deck. It comes with a 25-year warranty, and you can choose from white, gray, brown or tan when installing the deck.
Nextdeck® is a fireproof and maintenance free metal decking alternative to wood, composite and PVC decking.
Some products have reversible boards that have a wood grain side and a brushed finished side. Most low maintenance decking materials can be machined and cut just like wood decking. Always read the installation instructions before framing your deck.
Low-maintenance materials come with a higher price tag (about 30 percent more than wood), but the extra years of service more than offset the difference. We paid about $7,500 for the materials for this 12 x 30-ft. deck.
It is true. A quality composite deck can cost two to three times more than a pressure treated wood deck. However, it will last two to three times longer, require no seasonal staining or sealing, be splinter free, mold resistant, scratch resistant, fade resistant, and stain resistant.
DON’T use natural materials under deck furniture. Protect the wood deck from scrapes inflicted by chair and table legs, but don’t use rugs made of natural fibers such as jute and bamboo: These absorb moisture and promote mildew. Rugs made of recycled plastics won’t cause these problems, and they’ll last longer.
Inspect a Wood Deck for Rot. You’ll probably need to use a leaf blower or a broom to sweep away leaves and dirt from between boards or where the deck meets the house. Perhaps a bush or tree limb needs to be trimmed back, or a gutter downspout moved to direct water away from the deck.
Decks Outdoor Rooms Maintenance Tips and Hacks Inviting, Contemporary Front Deck The tan painted wooden deck in the front of the home becomes the main attention grabber, while the house is painted white with neutral toned window shutters.
Let the product sit on the wood decking for about 20 minutes so that it has time to penetrate, and then go back over the surface with a brush to give the deck a more consistent finish (this also helps get rid of any puddles that will dry as shiny patches). ... Keep your spring maintenance tools rust-free, sharpened and mechanically sound. Fix ...