Choose the right Decking material
Cutting-edge deck materials and a quality installation allows some decks to last decades with ease. What material you choose to build your deck from can have big consequences on the appearance and function of your deck. Here are the 7 best deck materials you can rely on to always come quality-made and built to last.
Pressure treated wood has been taken and immersed into a preservative. Pressure is applied, forcing the preservative chemicals deep into the fibres. After the wood’s dried, you then have decking material with long-lasting protection against insect infestation and weather-related decay. The average pressure-treated deck lasts 5-8 years though a little maintenance is required.
Western Cedar is a great decking material, not only beautiful but everlasting. It is more environmentally friendly than pressure-treated wood. It is also naturally resistant against insects, rotting, and decay. Western Cedar carries some moisture absorption qualities which allows it to last longer while requiring less maintenance. It does not warp or split often. An average Western Cedar deck lasts 8-12 years depending on environmental conditions.
Ipe is also called Brazilian walnut. It is an exquisite exotic wood from South America that’s seeing more and more use in residential and commercial decks. A large reason why is because it’s naturally resistant against rot, abrasions, weather, and insects. It is one of the most durable wood types, twice as dense as most woods and exponentially stronger. The average ipe decking lasts 40 years or more.
TimberTech is a composite decking material. It is very common in decking, railing, and other applications. As a decking material, TimberTech is considered one of the best composites available. It is designed to resist moisture, is engineered to be stain-resistant and fade-resistant, and is a perfect material for around pools or docks. The average TimberTech deck lasts an estimated 20 to 25 years, and sometimes longer.
Fiberon is a low-maintenance composite decking material. Considered an eco-friendly wood alternative, Fiberon gives the warmth and appeal of natural hardwood without having to cut down a tree to achieve it. Like TimberTech, Fiberon is made from a mix of recycled wood and plastic particles. Fiberon is best known for offering afforable pricing on composite decking, in addition to having a wide range of colors to choose from. A Fiberon deck lasts on average 25 to 30 years, and sometimes logner.
Azek is a PVC decking material that’s ideal for premium, low-maintenance decks. For budget-centric properties, Azek is a bit more expensive as it is considered a premium PVC decking material. What you receive in performance though is worth it. Azek is a very tough material, resistant to fading and built to last. It doesn’t require any annual maintenance and Azek won’t ever scratch, rot, mold, mildew, or stain. The average Azek deck lasts 30 years and longer.
Trex is a favourite composite decking material among deck builders. It is a high-performance material that’s built to withstand the worst that Canadian weather has to offer. A unique blend of wood and plastics, with Trex decking, no maintenance is required. Trex is rot-resistant, insect-resistant, and weather-resistant. A decade from now, it can look just as good as it did the day you had it installed. The average Trex deck lasts 15 to 25 years, and sometimes longer.
TivaDek PVC Series
TivaDek is one of the most durable and strongest PVC series on the market for your residential or commercial use. The TivaDeck or TivaDok products require minimum maintenance. It is stain resistant, scratch resistant, mold resistant, mildew resistant, UV protection and suitable for harsh climates. TivaDek PVC materials covered by limited lifetime warranty.
Best Quality Deck Material Choices