April 24, 2015

Deck Types: Pros & Cons

Do you want to add a deck to your backyard?  Or give your old deck a facelift?

I have been looking into the best options for a new deck in my backyard with the following 3 options:



Wood  Decking

Wood - Stained

Pros

  • Affordable
  • No "Hot Feet"
  • Very Strong

Cons

  • Maintenance
  • Insect Invasion


Composite Decking

Composite

Pros

  • Little to No Maintenance
  • No Splinters
  • Durability

Cons

  • $$
  • Uneven Fading
  • "Hot Feet"







Aluminum Decking

Aluminum

Pros

  • No Maintenance
  • Durability Through Climate Changes
  • Strength - Long Lasting

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Slippery
  • $$$$$




Hope this helps you choose your deck materials. Good luck on your own project!