With the summer season upon us, you may be considering some lumber to replace worn out sections of your existing deck. At our construction supply store in Bridgeport, we have multiple options for your decking needs. In this blog we’ll go over the different types of wood you can choose from at Northeast Bridgeport Lumber.
Our first option is cedar, which is the most popular type of wood used for decking. Cedar has been used for years in deck-making and can last for 15 to 20 years. It does require stain and sealer to prevent cracks and splinters but being lightweight and inexpensive, cedar is a great choice for any deck.
Fir porch flooring is a traditional deck choice because it is durable and can withstand rot, insects, and decay. It can last for as many as 30 years if treated consistently, making it an ideal investment for any homeowner.
Ipe decking is considered one of the finest materials for decks. Ipe wood is similar to fir porch wood and is resistant to rot and decay. Because of its hardened exterior coating, Ipe is resistant to staining or other finishes and can last for as many as 50 years.
Mahogany is another great choice for decks because of its strong and durable nature. It is naturally resistant to moisture and atmospheric changes making it well suited for the outdoors. Mahogany can last for as many as 20 years and makes for a quality and attractive deck.
The last option at our construction supply store in Bridgeport is pressure-treated wood. This wood is often the least expensive type of material for your deck. Pressure treated wood is chemically treated to make it resistant to rot, mold, and insects. How long pressure-treated wood lasts depends on the type of chemicals applied during the milling process.
Here at our construction supply store in Bridgeport, we also offer composite decking and specialty decking. A great alternative to wood decking, composite decking is a manmade building material that allows for a longer lifespan and greater durability. Our specialty decking from Thermory offers thermally modified decking that will enhance the appearance of any home. These modifications allow for rot resistance, reduced absorption, and increased durability.
Additionally, our locations offer railings made out of Ipe, mahogany, cedar, and pressure-treated wood. These railings offer the same features found on the corresponding wood decks and are a great finisher on any deck. Additional supplies for your deck construction such as concrete, sonotubes, and Simpson deck ties can be found at our construction supply store in Bridgeport.
After considering all options, you will have to make a decision about which material will work best for your home. If you are in need of materials, it’s easy to pick up construction materials at our construction supply store in Bridgeport.
Come by the Northeast location in Bridgeport today to see our variety of decking materials and all the other supplies you’ll need to get your project started. For more information, call (203) 366-4757 or visit our website at northeastco.com.