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deckAdding a outdoor wood deck can be one of the finest features of your home; making your home more attractive and increasing living space at the same time. Whether your deck will be for relaxing or entertaining your friends and family, you should keep in mind that a deck construction project should be in harmony and balance with your homes facade and the yard it adjoins.

If you don't want to spend much time maintaining your custom Apex deck, consider synthetic decking materials. Synthetics have become a rapidly growing alternative to wood and new products are entering the market place annually. In 2000, synthetics made up just 8% of all decks being built, but today that number has nearly doubled, to 15%. The use of synthetics continues to grow 25% annually. More and more people are willing to trade the natural look and feel of wood for the ease of maintenance that comes with synthetic material. Synthetics don't splinter or split, and many deckmanufactures have developed materials that even mimic the look of wood. They require little maintenance, all of them are slip resistant, many are made from recycled materials, and they will last forever. There are a few drawbacks however; many people don't find them as aesthetically pleasing as wood and they are more expensive.

For a beautiful natural look to your deck, nothing beats wood decks. There are many different kinds to choose from so you have options no matter what your budget; wood deck construction is generally less expensive than synthetics. The one major drawback is that, unless you don't mind it weathering to a gray color it will need annual or semi-annual maintenance. Also, it will eventually need to be replaced, though wood decks made of strong woods, like ipe or redwood deckcan last 40 years or longer. Keep in mind that no matter what surface you choose for your deck, only real wood can be used for structural support in deck building. As the strongest and least expensive deck construction option, pressure-treated lumber is a good choice material to use for your deck's framework. And no matter what type of wood you do choose, check to make sure it is sustainability grown.

A well thought out deck design can really change the whole look and feel of your home and landscape. And let's face it more and more people are staying home and fixing up, so let's get started today. Apex Contracting currently uses a 3D deck design software program so we can show you firsthand what your new deck design will look like on your home.