With over 30 years designing and building custom decks, The Deck and Door Company is familiar with all types of deck materials and will recommend the best materials for your project.
Adding a new custom deck to your home is a huge decision and you would benefit by consulting with the experts at The Deck and Door Company. Your deck is a place where you cook out on the grill, relax and entertain friends and family. The Deck and Door Company will design your deck with you step by step to make sure it is exactly what you want. Most importantly, we know that you want your deck to be the perfect place for your enjoyment.
Deck & Door takes pride and care in each and every deck we build making sure we get the job done right. Let us walk you through this process and we will discuss budget, preferences, and other important factors when considering selecting your new deck materials. For more on smart design ideas, read this post about Regenerative architecture.
You should consider the following factors when selecting the right materials to use on your deck:
How much maintenance is needed? • Is the product durable? • What is the lifespan of the material? • Appearance of the material • Final cost of the product
We offer many different types of decking materials including cedar, composites, exotic woods, and pressure treated lumber. We aim to be different than our competitors and do so with our wide varieties and custom woodworking on posts, stairs, railings, and outdoor lighting. Stop in to see our large indoor showroom in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Natural Wood Decking
Traditional wood decks carry a beauty that only natural wood can produce. Redwood or Cedar decks are the most cost-effective option but requires the most maintenance. Wood decks can have a very long life expectancy but it is important to understand the types of maintenance it involves to keep it looking it’s best. We will thoroughly cover the types and frequency of maintenance to help you keep your deck looking amazing year after year. The Deck and Door Company uses Architectural Knotty Western Red Cedar for most natural wood decks. It is kiln dried and comes pre-sanded. Our lumber is pressure treated using a chemical mix and color additives. This provides improved overall weather performance. It also allows the lumber to be easily painted or stained.
When choosing the material for your new deck, composite decking is an incredibly durable option. Composite decking materials are made of a combination of wood fibers and plastic. It prevents cracking, splitting and warping. A composite deck is low maintenance and lasts a very long time. Best of all, it comes in many different colors that give the look of real wood. We work with a large variety of composite decking types, such as Trex, TimberTech, Azek, Fiberon, Deckorators, MoistureShield, and DekTek
Exotic hardwoods not only look natural, but it outlasts composite materials is incredibly strong (up to 15 times harder than traditional wood) and provides resistance to insects, molds, and fungus. It also repels wood rot and decay. In addition to its incredible strength, exotic hardwood has a unique look all its own. Your deck will look amazing for years to come!
Concrete Deck Tiles
Instantly transform your outdoor space with concrete deck tiles. You can install them right over an existing surface and they don’t require tools or glue. DekTek Tile has created one of the most innovative ways to add the look of stone to your deck, porch, pergola, or any outside space. Their hand-crafted precast concrete deck tiles are specifically engineered for elevated and roof decks to span 16″ on center and hold over 1000 lbs each. Guaranteed not to split, rot, splinter, or decay, DekTek Tiles also won’t mold or get algae growth. The color should last for years, with only slight fading. Simple to install and even easier to maintain. You just need to hose the tiles off occasionally and reseal them every three years. DekTek Tiles measure 16″ square by 1″ thick, making it easy to use with deck boards for borders, accents, or whatever you can dream up.
Choosing Deck Railing, Patio & Porch Rails: Decorative railings are just a few deck materials that add charm and beauty to any deck. Choose from cable railing, wire deck railing, vinyl railing, wrought-iron deck railing, glass deck railing or composite railing for balusters and spindles. Pick up great deck railing ideas from all of our samples in our large showroom from top brands like Azek, Trex, Timbertech, Fortress, and Deckorators.
If you are looking for durability, select from several styles of aluminum deck railing in the metal railing section. For something offering unobstructed views that are stylish and modern, considering something from glass or cable railing. Our composite railing is scratch and weather resistant. We even offer graspable/grippable railing, a functional option that also complies with ADA building codes. The accessories and rail connectors we offer can help you finish your project with ease.
Railing Balusters, Spindles, & Connectors: Balusters can enrich your deck railing and provide vertical support. Railing balusters are available in a large variety of colors and finishes such as aluminum, composite, glass or wood. Additionally, you can choose from round or square sizes to personalize your outdoor deck, patio, or porch. Add style to your deck or highlight your railing with baluster accessories. We offer all the necessary connectors and accessories for your deck railing. Shop for Deck Balusters
Post Caps, Post Skirts, Post Anchors & Supports: Use your creativity to accessorize your new deck. Everything that connects, attaches to, or is used with deck posts you will likely find it at this point in your deck design. Selecting finishing post caps, post sleeves, finials. newel posts, etc. If there is a part you’re looking for and can’t find? Contact our experts and we will do our best to help you find the product you’re looking for. You will find the best value on Deck Post Caps, Post Covers, Post Skirts, Post Sleeves, and other post accessories from The Deck Store! Shop for Post Caps, Post Skirts, Post Anchors, and Supports
Deck Lighting, Outdoor Patio & Porch Lights: Deck lighting offers the best way to safely enjoy your outdoor deck or patio in the evening. Install recessed lights on your stairs so your family and friends can navigate them after dark. Or light up the entire deck by accenting your posts with decorative post cap lights. The Deck Store offers a wide variety of low-voltage lighting, solar powered lights, and all the accessories you will need to connect your outdoor lighting. Need help ensuring the lights you want will work with your deck project? Let us help! The Deck and Door Company has licensed electricians and expert deck builders on staff that can help you find the best deck lights for your project. Shop for Deck Lighting
Hardware, Fasteners, Stains, & Tools: Shop the hardware and tools you need to build your deck. Finish and maintain your deck with paint, sealers, and stains. Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about what will work best with your deck! At The Deck and Door Company we only recommend professional grade products to our customers and they are the same high-quality products we use on all of our installed projects. Shop for Deck Fasteners, Hardware, Stains, & Tools
Outdoor Living Deck Accessories: Here you’ll find products to enhance your outdoor living experience. Our partners at The Deck Store offer outdoor products ranging from hand-made fire pits to outdoor drainage systems.
As you can see there are many deck materials to choose from. Call the experts at The Deck and Door Company today and we’ll help you design the custom deck of your dreams and transform your outdoor living space.
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