What’s Hot for Decks in 2015

Deck Materials and Trends for 2015

What is hot for 2015 when it comes to new decks? In this month’s post we discuss the pros and cons of deck materials for new deck installations.

Wood types

Deck Material Types

Pressure Treated Decking

Pressure Treated wood is the deck material standard; over 75% are built with this material. Pressure treated lumber gets its name from the chemical treatment process. First wood is placed in a pressurized cylinder or chamber, and then a preservative is applied, as the pressure in the chamber increases the solution penetrates the wood on a cellular level. Pressure treated wood is more durable then an untreated wood (which begins to break down with a year of exposure to the elements). Four months or more after installation, we suggest staining your pressure treated decking (the part that is exposed to the sun). The cost for staining is a separate cost but is very important. Staining increases the life span by about 15 years. Unstained decks can last only 7-10 years due to cracking, bending and twisting of the wood. No matter which decking you choose at Atlanta Curb Appeal we use pressure treated wood as the support structure underneath for strength and durability.

Composite Decking

Composite wood decks, a wood plastic composite are great choice for decks. They do not require staining like pressure treated woods and are nearly maintenance free. However they are about three times the cost per board then pressure treated. Composite decking comes in a variety of colors including blends, which have the appearance of exotic hardwoods. Can be also installed with hidden fasteners for a clean and smooth look.

Cedar Decking

Cedar is a beautiful wood for decks; it is the most natural looking wood. Cedar costs about twice as much as pressure treated wood. Cedar can outperform for pressure treated wood in some cases because it does not absorb water like other wood types. It is resistant to rot, mildew and bugs. A benefit of cedar decking is that it can be stained immediately. It is important to resealed every few years.

Brazilian Hardwoods

Brazilian Hardwoods are a gorgeous tropical wood with zero maintenance. It is the most expensive wood on the market and last longer than composite decking, typically 30 years. It resists molds and is not chemically treated.

Railings

All decks that are higher than 36” from the ground, require a railing system. Wood, metal or a wood and metal combination are the good options .

Project Time

The amount of time it typically takes to build a deck is four to six days. However every situation is different give us a call to discuss.

If a new deck is on the agenda for spring give Atlanta Curb Appeal a call at 770-778-1172 for your free estimate.

Deck Installer with Pergola

Deck Installation with pergola

Want to read more? Check out our Deck Do’s and Don’ts.

May Weather Means Outdoor Entertaining!

With April firmly behind us and May beginning Atlanta Curb Appeal has seen an increase of homeowners focused on creating a great East Cobb or Buckhead space outdoors. Let this Summer 2013 be the best ever by planning ahead before the good times roll in.

Because honestly, isn’t it time to get your new deck you have been dreaming about added on or finally get that porch enclosed this year?

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We think so. But before you buy the new seat cushions and umbrella the more important decision is choosing a reputable company to accomplish the work. Today’s customers are savvy and we know you want to do a little research before you get that free estimate.

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BACKGROUND: We have a great deal of experience working in East Cobb and Buckhead on all size projects. Time and time again after our customers complete one job with us they come back for with new projects because they have found a someone they can trust. At Atlanta Curb Appeal we are stringent about quality. When we bid on a project we give you a great price and don’t tack on funny extras at the end. We show up on time and finish on time. Because we don’t take what we have earned lightly. The client’s respect is very valuable to us.

REVIEWS: We have been so grateful for the consistently positive feedback we have received and wanted to share a few places you could take a look at it before you call us.

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Then again a deck may not be needed right now, perhaps you are considering an outdoor kitchen or fireplace. Atlanta Curb Appeal handles these too.

Call Avi Moyal at Atlanta Curb Appeal today to get set up 770-778-1172 or check out our website for more remodeling ideas.

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