Select Deck Materials at our Construction Supply Store In Bridgeport

Summer is here! Does your list of “honey-do’s” include the repair or replacement of your aging outdoor deck? If it does, then you should consider getting all your lumber or composite decking materials at our construction supply store in Bridgeport.

Select Deck Materials at our Construction Supply Store In Bridgeport

At Northeast Building Supply’s construction supply store in Bridgeport, we have all the materials you will need to replace worn out sections of your existing deck or start from scratch and replace or expand your current outdoor living space. There are many options at your disposal and we’ll go over the different types of wood and composite materials you can buy in this blog.

Natural wood products

Cedar is one of the most popular types of natural wood used for decking. Cedar is widely available, lightweight, and has been used for decades in deck-making. It’s durable and can last for 15 to 20 years if cared for properly. Cedar does require the homeowner to stain and seal it to prevent cracks and splinters but is a great choice.

Douglas Fir is a traditional deck choice because it is durable and can withstand rot, insects, and decay when properly treated. The material is a popular deck choice in older homes and Craftsman-style bungalows and can last for as many as 30 years making it an ideal investment for any homeowner. 

Ipe is a species of wood that is widely used in Latin America and has become more popular in the U.S. because of its hardened exterior coating. Ipe is resistant to rot and decay, making it ideal for outdoor decks. Ipe’s only drawback is its dense makeup makes it resistant to stains and clear finishes.

Mahogany is naturally resistant to moisture and atmospheric changes making it well suited for use outdoors. Strong and durable, mahogany can last for as many as 20 years and makes for an attractive surface. Mahogany is expensive, so homeowners on a budget may opt for an alternative material that is less expensive.

Pressure-treated lumber is the least expensive natural wood and is chemically treated to make it resistant to rot, mold, and insects. Pressure-treated wood does require some maintenance and its durability depends on the type of chemicals applied during the milling process and the commitment of the homeowner.

Consider composite materials

An outdoor living space made from composite materials offers the best of all worlds. A composite material will give you incredible durability, ease of maintenance, and lasting beauty that will keep any deck looking great for years. Because it won’t warp or splinter, a composite deck is safer for homeowners and their pets and will offer an array of patterns and styles that natural wood can not.

Our construction supply store in Bridgeport stocks materials from a variety of composite manufacturers, including Trex, Zuri, TimberTech, Fiberon, and Aeratis. Samples are available from each manufacturer that can be used to make the right choice for your home.

Another option: Specialty decking

Thermory manufactures a heat-modified material made from sustainable, responsibly-harvested wood that is unequaled in durability. Thermory’s decking, cladding, and porch flooring is rot-resistant and is a beautiful solution for any outdoor area.

The deck boards are smooth to the touch, easy to maintain (most stains can be removed with soap and water), and won’t get hot to the touch, even during the hottest months of the year.

Additionally, our construction supply store in Bridgeport has railings made from Ipe, mahogany, cedar, and pressure-treated wood. These railings offer the same features found on the corresponding wood decks and are a great finisher for any project.

We also have supplies for all types of deck construction, including concrete, sonotubes, and Simpson deck ties 

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 our Northeast location in Bridgeport today to see our wide variety of deck materials or call (203) 275-0812 for more information. You can also visit our website by clicking here.

Select Deck Materials at our Construction Supply Store In Bridgeport

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