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Common Materials for Custom Decks:
- Pressure-treated lumber:One of the most cost-effective options, this wood is treated to resist rot. However, it is susceptible to splitting, cracking and warping. It also requires diligent maintenance.
- Cedar: Naturally resistant to warping and pests, cedar is a wonderful option if you like the look of wood and want something a little more durable. Also, keep in mind that cedar needs to be maintained and costs more than pressure-treated lumber.
- Tropical Woods: Ipe (“ee-pay)” is a gorgeous South American hardwood naturally resistant to rot and very durable if sealed every year. Unfortunately, it is one of the most expensive options.
- Vinyl (PVC): Polyvinyl chloride decking requires no maintenance. In addition, you can choose from tans, browns, white, and gray colors. It is a relatively affordable option compared to other decking materials.
- Composite: Versatile and low-maintenance, composite is made of wood fibers and recycled polyethylene. You can choose from a wide range of colors and textures that closely resemble wood.
Common Styles for Custom Decks:
- Attached Deck: One of the most common, this is a deck that is attached to usually the back of a home and is slightly elevated.
- Wraparound Deck: This elevated deck attaches to more than one exterior wall and can usually be reached from more than one room.
- Detached or “Island” Deck: No good space next to your home for a deck but have a great spot in your yard? A detached deck goes anywhere in your yard.
- Multi-Level Deck: This is a good option for yards with slopes or rocky landscaping since the deck levels can be built to fit the terrain.
- Side-Yard Decks: Side yards are often overlooked and under-used. Transform your side yard into functional outdoor living space. Add a private place to relax off off a bedroom, or an intimate outdoor dining space off of a kitchen.
- Hot Tub or Swimming Deck: You can’t really enjoy your hot tub or pool if it’s hard to reach or lacks a place to lounge!
- Garage or Rooftop Deck: Rooftop decks are a great solution for urban areas or if there is no yard space for a deck.