Hardwood building materials have been relied upon for deck construction for decades. The natural beauty and durability set these materials above the rest. Once installed a hardwood deck will grace your outdoor living space for years to come.
There are many ways that our deck design team can fabricate a truly unique custom deck working with hardwood materials. We work with the home owners to ensure that the designs are dependent on the personal preferences for a deck, and will easily customize the deckto fit your space and personal style. The possibilities are almost endless and our design team is more than capable to accommodate the home owner so that you may have a tastefully-laid hardwood deck. If you’d like a beautiful deck with a more traditional look we have you covered there as well. Our team can also all accompanying stairs, levels, and attached paths or walkways.
Some decks look great with a railing system installed and some look great without. There are occiasions where a railing system is required by local building codes. In any application our design team will help you navigate the local requirements and options to determine what is necessary and what will look great. Railings can be fabricated from the same materials of th overall decking materials or designed to incorporate metal, iron, or other wooden paneling, all of which can be designed by one of our deck experts. Similar to railings, posts can also be incorporated into the railing system of your choosing and can add more depth and complexity to the overall aesthetic of your deck.
There are several wood types to consider when adding them to your outdoor deck area. Some of the more popular woods include Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, and Hickory. Each have their own appearance and individual benefits that can be explained in detail by one of our deck professionals. Most notably, Oak is often used due to its density, making it easier to combat moisture buildup over time. Other wood types have a tendency to shrink or discolor due to excessive element exposure, so choosing the right wood for your deck ensures that it stays in impeccable shape for many years to come. We’ll help in choosing the best wood available.
Most hardwood species are naturally water-resistant but this is quite different than being waterproof. Wood has the capability to harbor mold and easily decay if overexposed to water or moisture. However, wood can easily combat minimal amounts of water due to its density and naturally occuring resins. Sealing agents and finishes that are used to complete the deck penetrate deep intothe wood, this helps to further deter water from resting and compiling into the crevices of wood, which can eventually lead to mold or decay.