As we get into the Spring and Summer seasons during this pandemic, we need to be more creative than ever when finding ways to safely be outside.
Let’s talk decks; the best way to get sunshine and fresh air without ever leaving your own backyard. Whether you’re looking to replace, rejuvenate, or build one from the ground up, we’ve got options for you.
Wood or Composite?
A classic pressure treated wood deck is just that, classic. It’s what most of us think of when we envision a deck, but it also comes with its own set of issues. While the initial price may be lower compared to composite, the cost of maintenance needed for power washing, painting, staining, etc. over the years will end up equaling, or possibly passing, that of composite. The durability of wood also diminishes over time as it’s susceptible to rot, splintering, termite and moisture damage, while composite is known for being resistant to these factors. On the other hand, some people find the look of composite to be too artificial for their style and prefer to stick with a wood deck.
If you’re not ready to commit to a total deck addition or overhaul, there are other options to sprucing what you already have without breaking the bank.
For anyone with a pressure treated deck, not only can you sand and stain your existing structure, but take it up a notch by installing new vinyl railings.
Vinyl railings and PVC boards can also be installed around composite decks to hide most of the wood framing on the staircase and fascia of the deck for a cleaner, more finished look.
Whichever option ends up being the right one for you, let us know how we can help. Contact ZN Construction at Joe@ZNConstructionCT.com.