Nebraska Handyman provides quality deck construction using either composite or wood decking materials.
Treated Pine Decking
is the most affordable decking option. The upside to using pressure treated wood decking is that
it is readily available and cheap. The downside of pressure treated lumber is that it has a tendency to crack, split and warp.
Routine maintenance is necessary to prolong the life and look of the deck. This will include power washing and an application of stain or wood
preservative every two or three years.
Pressure treated pine decking
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is a great choice for a deck building material because of its combination of unique properties. It is dimensionally stable meaning that
it lays flat and stays straight. Cedar's even grain and consistent density make it less likely to warp, cup, or twist. Cedar deck boards
naturally resist rot and insect infestation in outdoor environments without the need for preservative chemicals. When exposed to weather it will
change in color to silver gray. Cedar’s softness makes it easy to work with and readily accepts protective stains although its sawdust can be irritating
to the skin and lungs. Its thermal properties allow it to stay cool to the touch in summer heat. Cedar is slightly more expensive than treated pine,
but the benefits of cedar far outweigh the costs. It should be more available and less expensive than redwood and composite decking. We recommend that Cedar
should be protected by the use of a stain. Cedar has a flexural toughness that can flex more without shattering and is also less dense and has less
natural oil that make it easier to accept stain. Cedar forests are also more abundant and present somewhat less of an environmental issue for commercial
logging if managed responsibly.
Cedar decking Nebraska Handyman Recommends Cedar or Composite Decking
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can last up to about 30 years on a well-maintained deck under good circumstances. Redwood is the most fire resistant decking material
on the market. Redwood has been historically the most popular deck material because of these properties. However, because of a limited supply and
environmental concerns it is now less available and usually the most expensive option. Redwood decking material is widely available on the West Coast
in various sizes and grades, but has very limited availability most everywhere else. As a result, for those who live in Blair, Fremont, or Omaha,
redwood decking will cost more mainly because of the shipping.
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Tropical Hardwood Decking
is more expensive, but you will be able to wow your family, neighbors, and visitors with its unique and elegant look.
Tigerwood is naturally resistant to decay, highly durable and attractive, repels termites and other insects, easy to work with & install, and
Tropical hardwood decking
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has a long life-span and they never splinter, rot, or need staining. Composite decking is easy to work with, and comes in many different
colors and sizes. Composite decking can be installed using screws, or by using hidden clip attachments. The main benefit of low maintenance decking is
that you will never have to stain, seal or paint the decking like wood materials. Most higher quality synthetic decking materials are sold
with a warranty against splitting, cracking, rotting and insect damage.
Composite decking Nebraska Handyman Recommends Cedar or Composite Decking
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