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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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