At Woodridge Deck & Gazebo, we custom design composite decks to fit your style and space. Enhance your lifestyle with the low maintenance and durability of composite decking. Select from a wide range of colors to give your space the perfect look.
PVC Coated Composites and Cellular PVCs
These products are usually more expensive than composites and most have more comprehensive warranties. They have an extremely hard, tough surface and are less likely to stain or mildew. Some are solid colors that look like painted wood and some have "streaking" to look more natural. PVC coated composites will expand and contract due to temperature change. The movement of Cellular PVC's tends to be much less and they do not get as hot when exposed to full sun locations.
Composites are wood polymer, part wood and part plastic. The only maintenance is to keep the deck clean and remove debris from the gaps between the boards. Cheaper products will mildew and need to be cleaned more frequently. Composites must be spaced to allow for expansion and contraction due to temperature change. They are available in many different colors. They do not splinter, but tend to scratch and gouge easier than PVC coated composites or cellular PVC's.
Ipe is twice as hard as oak and is naturally resistant to insects and decay. It has a life expectancy of 40 years without any maintenance. Ipe has tight grain patterns that make it nearly impervious to water. It can be sealed or left to weather naturally.
Cedar and Redwoods
Cedar and redwood have a warm glowing appearance with decorative straight grains. They contain natural chemicals that are resistant to insects and decay. Unlike treated lumber, these chemicals will wash out of the wood over an extended period of time. To prolong the life of the material, a high quality sealant should be applied to the entire exterior surface of the deck. Exposure to the sun's rays will cause the wood to fade to a silver gray color. A high quality sealant with UV protectants can be applied to help preserve the wood's natural beauty and slow the graying process. Cedar and Redwood can also be painted.