Choose from any the following decking materials for your outdoor living space.
At CDP Construction & Services, the majority of the work we do is green-treated, cedar or Trex Composite decking. We use the top quality materials purchased from local reputable contractor suppliers and will help you choose the right material to use for your deck. Read more about the materials we use below.
Trex manufactures is the industry's highest quality decking and carries a 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty and an additional Limited Fade and Stain Warranty. Trex is designed with the beauty of real wood decking, without all the maintenance.
Simply Cleaned With Soap & Water
Trex decking is high-performing, eco-friendly composite boards with a protective shell that is scratch, fade and stain-resistant and will not warp, rot, crack or split. Its superior durability and performance are guaranteed to provide you with a deck that will last for years. Once your Trex deck is installed you can simply clean it with soap and water as needed and enjoy!
Variety of Choices
There are a variety of colors and textures to complement every home's exterior. The colors are fade-resistant and guaranteed to withstand years of sun, sleet, and snow, while still remaining rich in color. Trex Transcend collection offers popular earthy and tropical tones such as Island Mist and Havana Gold that add contrast amongst beautiful Wisconsin's changing of the seasons.
There are two common types of wood to choose from, Treated Lumber and Cedar:
Cedar decks are popular for its natural, warm appearance. Decks made with Western Red Cedar offer an aesthetically pleasing look to the exterior of any home. Western Red Cedar is lightweight and resistant to rot, decay, and insect attacks, providing a longer lifespan with less maintenance than other species. As an alternative to chemically treated wood products, its naturally occurring oils serve as a preservative. When well maintained they can last up to 10+ years.
Pressure Treated Lumber
Pressure Treated (PT) lumber is wood that has been infused with chemical preservatives to protect the wood from rot and insects. By placing the wood in a depressurized holding tank that removes the air and replaces it with a preservative. Due to the chemical additives, it will resist the elements better than untreated and maintain its integrity in conditions that would cause normal wood to rot. Treated lumber requires refinishing with a clear sealer or stain at least every other year.
Things to consider:
How The Deck Will Be Used
A wood deck that is located in damp areas will tend to rot faster and have mold and mildew issues. If there is heavy moisture, mold and mildew will need to be cleaned regularly and could potentially stain the surface.
Where The Deck Is Located
If the deck is going to be located in the hot sun, the wood will dry out faster. This may cause the wood to be susceptible to cracking, splintering, twisting, and warping.
Wood decks require a lot of maintenance in order to extend the life of your deck before it needs repair or replacement. Either yourself or a professional will need to clean, sand, seal, and stain or paint your deck every year or every other year.
The initial costs to buy and install a wood deck are less than a composite deck. Investing your time and money into maintaining the structure or to hire a professional may cost you more than that of low-maintenance composite decking material.