Let’s go over the different types of decking material, the costs, maintenance schedule, benefits, and drawbacks.  Check out my video below:  

Different Types of Decking Material

Let’s go over the 4 different types of decking material that are being installed in the midwest area of the United States:

  • Pressure Treated – Wolmanized Lumber – This is the most cost-effective material on this list [ video link: 1:59.0 ]
  • Cedar or Redwood Lumber – Cedar looks beautiful with natural, transparent stain;  The maintenance is every  2-3 years [ video link:  5:54.0 ]
  • Ipe Decking –  Ipe decking is a very dense piece of wood and pretty expensive.  Benefits are the lower maintenance schedule. [ video link:  9:32.1 ]
  • Composite Decking Material – Although it is not maintenance-free, it requires minimum maintenance;  It is very expensive but becoming very popular due to the low maintenance schedule. [ video link:  14:57.2 ]

Check out the links to each section above to hear all the benefits, costs and maintenance schedule. If you also have a wood fence along with your wood deck, make sure you have a good maintenance schedule for your fence too. 

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on getting your deck re-stained, pressure washed, or rotted boards replaced, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, River West, Near West Side, Printers Row, Dearborn Park, Gold Coast, Lake Shore East, New East Side, Streeterville, Near North, Loop, Old Town, River North, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

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