Naples, FL Custom Fence & Deck Building Services
Before you hire a reputable building company like Naples Fence and Deck Company on a project, it's important to understand the difference between many of the different materials and how it may affect both the function of your deck or fence and the aesthetics of it. To help provide the resources to answer all of your questions and help you make the right selection for your home and personal preference, we've compiled a short list of our widely available materials. Of course, if you have additional questions concerning these materials, you can easily ask one of our professional deck builders.
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Pressure Treated WoodPressure-treated wood is the most commonly used in the decking industry thanks to its resistance to rot, fungus, termites and other wood-destroying insects and agents. The wood is protected and treated by using a pressure chamber where the lumber is loaded into a horizontal cylinder. This cylinder is sealed and a preservative liquid is pumped in and allowed to permeate the wood. The pressure inside the cylinder is raised and the liquid preservative is forced further into the wood. At the end of this process, the solution is allowed to drain and be re-used in the next batch to avoid waste.
Composite decking is a material that is made from fine saw dust and plastic resins. This special composition of materials is perfect for decking and is resistant to peeling, cracking and fading. This material is designed to not require the maintenance of sanding, re-sealing or re-staining. These composite planks are manufactured to be splinter-resistant and warp-resistant. This kind of decking material also does not require a framing underneath the actual deck, which makes it perfect for a ground-level deck. Different manufactures can have varying warranties on their wood, and it's important to do your research on each if you are thinking about choosing composite wood.
Brazilian hardwood is a spectacular wood for decking and fencing needs. This wood has been known to naturally last for over 100 years without any signs of decay. It is so closely-grained that it is extremely resistant to wood-boring insects such as termites. It also naturally resists fire, chemicals, splintering, rot and natural decay. This is an extremely popular choice for decking for its sturdiness and durability. It naturally has a beautiful red-brown exotic hardwood look to it that many people come to love. Many people choose to have their decks coated with a clear sealant for this very reason.
Vinyl / PVC Decking
Vinyl or PVC decking is an amazing material if you are considering alternatives to traditional wood decks or fences. Vinyl can achieve a beautiful cut just like wood, though it will never wither or discolor as time goes on. It cannot be stained or repainted which means the color you have your structure built in will be the color it stays. It is virtually maintenance-free, aside from an occasional power wash to allow excess dirt and grime to wash away. Vinyl decking will not contain any nails, splinters or any other sharp edges and is resistant to heat build-up, which is perfect for the Summer.