Decks remind us of the good old days—the days before concrete and stones were used for living spaces outdoors. Their classic look reminds us of country living and how comfortable it was. Finally, the same warmth can be brought to your home with residential decks.
Homes in Worthington, Sunbury, Alexandria, Buckeye Lake, Granville, and the rest of Ohio have been enjoying their decks with our help. It's high time that you consider building a welcoming deck where guests can be entertained or where you can escape from the stresses of daily life. We can also build durable and stylish pool decks that will definitely make the area more inviting and relaxing.
Why Woods for Decks?Quite frankly, one cannot be called a deck if it is not made out of wood. It would be called an elevated patio or a fancy balcony, but never a deck. So decks must be wooden. Besides being the standard, there are other more logical reasons why you should choose wood over other materials.
Wood is essential for that sentimental feel. Nothing beats the nostalgic effect that wood can provide. The brown color and its smooth texture add to its classic style. It will also last from generations to generations so it will be the classic element that will perfectly describe your home. Just choose the best type of wood and your deck will definitely last longer than you've expected.
Wooden Deck OptionsChoosing the correct wood for the deck is as critical as building the deck itself. But first, you need to decide whether you want an elevated deck or an on-the-ground type. Both styles will retain the classic country look but they will be different in terms of function. Most decks are elevated because that's how decks should be. Having this type will also give an illusion of a wider fa?ade while keeping the deck safe from in-ground pests.
The problem is, elevated decks are more expensive because more woods will be needed and the job will be more tedious. Elevated decks could be so empowering if added to shorter and smaller homes. The on-the-ground deck is the better choice. Woods to be used for this must be treated well, though, to keep them away from termites and make them strong enough to withstand extreme weather.
Hardwood like the Western Red Cedar, Redwood, and Mahogany are best whether for the elevated or on-the-ground decks, though they are costlier than the more common pressure-treated wood. The latter is usually made from Southern Yellow Pine and other similar species. When not treated, these woods are the worst choice for outdoor application because they are never as strong and resistant to pests as hardwood. So when using these, make sure that the contractor is experienced enough to give you the best recommendations.
Citizen Construction Group has been improving homes in London, New Albany, Dublin, Granville, Dayton, as well as other cities in Ohio for decades. Our long years in the industry have made us the choice for all home improvement needs including construction of decks. Please see our clients' testimonials plus the stunning collection of decks in our Portfolio. We will be glad to help you build an outdoor living space for your home whether it's a front deck or a pool deck.
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