If you love wood decks, then you know you have to choose between soft and hardwood for your deck. The deck building cost for hardwood is higher than that of softwood, but for a good reason – hardwood is strong and lasts long.
With hardwood, you do not have to go for treated softwood or synthetic materials. Hardwood decking is the easiest way to give your home the natural beauty of wood for a long time. In some homes, and with good care, hardwood decking can last for 70 years or more. Our deck contractors Lubbock can design and install the deck for you.
Choose the Right Hardwood
You have so many options when it comes to hardwood. Our craftsmen can walk you through the different varieties of hardwood so that you can choose one that meets your needs and falls within your budget. Below are some of the options you have:
Ipe is a popular option. It is available in several colors from olive brown to dark brown. You may also have it in blackish tones. The grains of the wood are also available in different varieties. The wood is very hard, and that is why it is very popular. Once we install it right, the boards can last for 40 years or more.
Garapa is also common, thanks to its beautiful golden or light-yellow color. When the wood weathers, it develops a silvery gray tone. This means that you do not have to apply a sealant. The wood is fire retardant, pest resistant, resistant to rot and decay, and does not scratch.
You do not have to treat it, and it will last for many year in good shape.
Also known as the Brazilian redwood, Massaranduba is an affordable alternative to Ipe and Garapa. It sports red and brown hues and has a straight grain. If you need the look of mahogany without using mahogany, you can go for Massaranduba.
Cumaru has a warm and attractive color. It will last a long time, thanks to its high density. It is as heavy has Ipe and can last as long too. The consistent golden brown color and friendly cost makes the wood a good alternative to expensive boards.
Teak is the best hardwood for outdoor use, thanks to its natural oils that make it insect resistant and is also fire retardant. If you need a durable wood decking option with a class A fire rating, then Teak would be it. Teak is more expensive than other hardwood options, but the quality of the wood is worth it.
It is easy to come across products made of fake mahogany. We can help you identify genuine mahogany. Mahogany may not be the longest lasting hardwood, but it has a great appearance when installed.
Call Us for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
There are different profile and different fasteners for hardwood. Profiles include standard, pre-grooved, and tongue-and-grooved decking. For fasteners, we can use screws or wood plugs. Call us today and let us create custom decks for you.