Exploring the Best Decking Materials


Your deck is an extension of your living space, a place for relaxation, entertainment, and creating lasting memories. But with so many decking materials on the market, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. Fairchild Renovations is here to guide you through the exciting world of decking options, helping you find the perfect match for your style, budget, and needs.

Navigating the Material Maze
Wood: The classic choice, offering natural beauty and warmth. Popular options include pressure-treated lumber, cedar, and redwood. Consider their varying durability, maintenance needs, and potential for splintering/warping.
Composite Decking: A blend of wood fibers and recycled plastics, offering low maintenance, durability, and resistance to fading and rot. Explore capped and uncapped varieties, considering their price points and potential for heat absorption.
PVC Decking: Known for its low maintenance, durability, and resistance to moisture and stains. Weigh its higher initial cost against its long lifespan and minimal upkeep needs.
Aluminum Decking: A modern choice offering strength, durability, and minimal maintenance. Consider its higher cost and potential for heat transfer in direct sunlight.
Matching Material to Needs
Budget: Wood tends to be the most affordable, followed by composite decking and PVC. Aluminum decking typically carries the highest upfront cost.
Maintenance: Composite, PVC, and aluminum require minimal upkeep compared to wood, which typically needs staining and sealing.
Durability: PVC and aluminum excel in long-term durability, followed by composite and wood (with proper care).
Aesthetics: Wood offers natural beauty, while composite and PVC come in various colors and styles to mimic wood or create modern looks. Aluminum offers a sleek, contemporary aesthetic.
Beyond the Basics
Consider sustainability: Opt for certified wood or recycled content in composite decking for an eco-friendly choice.
Think about warranties: Different materials offer varying warranty lengths, impacting your long-term investment.
Factor in professional installation: Ensure a flawless and long-lasting deck with expert installation from Fairchild Renovations.

Unlocking Your Dream Deck
At Fairchild Renovations, we believe your deck should reflect your unique style and needs. Our experienced team will guide you through the material options, consider your budget and preferences, and recommend the perfect solution for your dream outdoor space. Decks often times require building permits, and we can certainly help you with that process. Choosing the right decking material is an investment in your home and enjoyment. With our expertise and wide range of options, Fairchild Renovations is your partner in creating a beautiful, functional, and long-lasting deck you’ll cherish for years to come.

Contact Fairchild Renovations today for a free consultation and let’s step up your outdoor style!