The Key to a Beautiful Deck

Trex Decking and a Skilled Contractor Are Key to Building a Beautiful, Low-Maintenance Deck

When it comes to decking materials, homeowners have a variety of options available, from traditional wood to composite materials like Trex Decking. In this article, we will explore the differences between Trex and traditional decking materials, and why it’s important to hire a general contractor with experience building home decks.

Traditional Decking Materials

Traditional decking materials, such as cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated pine, have been popular for many years. While wood decking provides a natural look and feel and can be customized through staining or painting, it is susceptible to rot, decay, and insect damage, which can lead to costly repairs and maintenance over time. Additionally, wood decking requires regular sealing and staining to maintain its appearance and durability.

Composite Decking Materials

Composite decking materials, such as Trex Decking, are made from a combination of wood fibers and plastic. Trex Decking is a popular brand of composite decking due to its durability, low maintenance requirements, and eco-friendly production methods. Unlike wood, composite decking materials are not susceptible to rot or insect damage, making them a more reliable and long-lasting option. They also require minimal maintenance, as they don’t need to be sealed or stained. Composite decking materials are available in a range of colors and styles, allowing homeowners to achieve the look they desire without sacrificing durability.

Always Hire a Contractor

Hiring a general contractor with experience building home decks is crucial when it comes to ensuring the quality and safety of your deck. A general contractor with experience in deck construction has the skills and knowledge to ensure that your deck is built to code, structurally sound, and aesthetically pleasing. At Petra General Services, we can also help with the design and planning of your deck, provide accurate estimates, source materials at a lower cost, manage the construction process efficiently, help with permitting and inspections, and provide a warranty on our workmanship.

Building a deck is a significant investment, and it’s important to choose the right decking material for your home. While traditional wood decking has been popular for many years, composite decking materials like Trex offer a durable maintenance-free alternative. By choosing the right decking material and working with Petra General Services, you can enjoy your outdoor addition knowing your deck is built to the highest standards of quality and safety.

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Serving Albany, Guilderland, Rotterdam, Niskayuna, and Jefferson County, Petra General Services is the ideal contractor for your next deck repair, remodel or build out. Give us a call at (518) 322-9206 or use the contact form on our website to get in touch. We look forward to working with you!