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    Decking Material Guide

    Decking Material Guide

    There are many choices to consider when selecting a material for your deck or porch project. A few of the most popular options include pressure treated, cedar and composite. Here are a few facts about each type:

    Pressure treated decking

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    • 15-year lifespan if regularly maintained
    • Chemically treated to resist decay, fungus and bugs
    • Affordable
    • Stain-able
    • Easy to work with

    Cedar decking

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    • 20-year lifespan if properly cleaned & resealed
    • Doesn’t absorb moisture easily so boards usually remain flat
    • Less expensive than composite
    • Naturally resistant to bugs and rot

    Composite decking

    PVC decking







    • Extremely low-maintenance
    • Impervious to rot, insects, mildew, moisture
    • Scratch, stain and split resistant
    • Splinter free
    • Excellent warranties
    • Available in realistic wood grains

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