Natural vs. composite decking materials. You have two main categories of deck materials to choose from: natural wood or manmade products – but there are lots of options within each of these categories. The most popular wood products are treated lumber and cedar. Other species of wood such as redwood and hardwoods like,...
Decking Materials (1) Wood usually changes color quickly unless you apply a finish. Nonwood decking still looked good after a year outdoors without refinishing. Composites that include recycled materials are footnoted in our ratings.
The decking material has held up well thru 3 Chicago winters (so far). However, the Transcend Composite 2X4s that were used to cap the fencing around the deck have warped.
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Most composite decking and plastic lumber manufacturers also offer a line of handrails, balusters, fascias and other decorative trim.