If you’re in the process of building a house, there are lots of important decisions to be made to ensure that everything is as you want it. There are countless options for outdoor building materials, but pressure treated decking materials are definitely the best choice for a natural wood patio.
While traditional lumber has generally been the most popular material for homeowners to use for a wood deck over time, pressure treated decking materials are far superior to natural wood for many reasons.
Pressure treated decking materials last longer, and won’t rot or degrade over time the same way that natural wood materials will, and they can last as long as 30 years, even when in constant contact with the ground. To put that in perspective, natural wood will last 10 years, or a third as long as pressure treated decking materials.
The process to create this superior building material begins with natural wood, which is then chemically treated to ensure longevity. Even though the chemical makeup of the wood is changed, it still has the same look as natural wood, which makes pressure treated wood nearly indistinguishable and far superior.
Another benefit is the return on investment when compared to untreated lumber. Not only does it allow you to use your outdoor living area for a longer period of time, it’s also more appealing to future buyers because they can be sure that the product they’re buying will last them for many years. Not only does this material save you money, it can also make you money by increasing the value of your home.
There are different types of pressure treated decking materials to choose from, and the location and usage of the lumber dictate the type that is required. Above ground, ground contact, and ground contact heavy duty are the three main categories for pressure treated decking materials. These levels are based on the category of the lumber, the maintenance required, and the weather conditions the material will be facing. While water and ice is often seen as problematic for wooden structures, pressure treated wood is frequently used by builders in the Northeast, even if exposed to lots of water, wind, or snow.
Here at Northeast Building Supply in Bridgeport, CT we want to make sure that our clients are aware of the best, highest quality, and most cost-efficient materials to use when building a home or an outdoor deck. We’re proud to offer our clients pressure treated decking materials because they are superior to any other lumber option.
For more pros and cons on the types of decking material that would be best for your deck, you can check out the pressure treated lumber we carry, and even request a quote from our website by clicking here.
If you have additional questions, you can call our Bridgeport location at (203) 275-0812. We look forward to working with you.