Finding The Perfect Deck Material – for your Westchester County Deck

Finding The Perfect Deck Material – for your Westchester County Deck

deck builder westchester count nyBuilding a new deck is often an exciting process. Nothing beats — summer on a new deck! But finding the best material to build it with is another story.

  • Not sure where to start? It’s no wonder! There are so many options available on the market.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common materials used in deck building today.

There are a few key questions to work through with a deck builder once you have decided to get started. What is your home made of? What are the environmental factors that may impact your deck’s health long term? What are you going to use your deck for primarily? Any plans to add a hot tub, outdoor kitchen area or build in seating surfaces?

Will your deck meet your home and join to a patio? Pool deck or another surface? Will you be building your deck around existing landscape elements like trees?

All of these questions and more will be covered during an initial meeting, for now, let’s review the basic material differences.

Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure treated wood is exactly what you’d expect—it’s treated with preservatives using high pressure. These preservatives help protect the wood from serious environment wear and tear. Pressure treated wood can be a useful material depending on the environment surrounding your deck.


This is often regarded as one of the most visually pleasing deck materials. It’s known for its rich, dark red color. One of the surprising benefits of mahogany is its termite resistance. Mahogany is one of the few types of wood that termites don’t enjoy.

westchester deck builderCedar

Cedar is a beautiful choice for decorative deck building. It’s well known for its deep golden brown color and durability. This type of wood is also notably resistant to rotting. Cedar can be used for structural purposes or placed for aesthetic reasons.


If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option, you might want to consider Trex. This company prides itself on their environmentally friendly impact. This material is comprised almost entirely of recycled wood and plastic film—up to 95%!


Azek is known as a capped polymer decking material. It resembles real-wood but comes with the reliability of modern technology. Azek decks are notorious for their long-term durability against the harsh impact of nature.

Choosing The Right Material

Choosing the right deck building material is critical. If you’re not sure where to start, look at what you need from your deck. Decks are built to be enjoyed, by season and situation like everything else a little planning goes a long way.

Reach out to me, I will help you find the best material to build the deck of your dreams.

Contact us today!

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