DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DECKING / by Keith Moehle

Have you ever daydreamed of expanding your living area? How about becoming a better entertainer, or simply wanting another place to relax in your home? Well Look no further than your owb backyard.

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Dozens of our clients can identify with one of the reasons listed above as well as some other ideas. Whatever the reason may be, these clients see the potential that outdoor deck can have.

There are multiple of options for decking, but today we are going to list three levels of decking materials you could choose from.

  • Pressure treated decking: This is the most basic type of decking. Since it is pre-treated, it won’t rot away and is very strong because it’s made out of yellow pine. You can stain treated lumber after it cures. This decking may split or crack over time.

  • Cedar/Redwood decking: Cedar/Redwood lumber is a step up from treated lumber. It can be stained, but it will need routine maintenance to keep up the aesthetic look of the deck. A positive to this decking is that it will not split or crack, unlike treated lumber.

  • Zuri Decking: Now this is the cream of the crop of the decking lumber options. It is impervious to water (meaning you don’t have to freak out when your dog pees), is equivalent to real wood, and requires no maintenance! It is better insulated than wood, making it more relaxed, regardless of the color. It is a more significant investment since it is roughly double the price in materials, but the same price for labor.

Take the pros & cons into account and give us a call! Keith, KM Builder’s General Manager, will be more than happy to come out to your home on a free consultation and talk about all the possibilities for your next remodeling project!

----KM BUILDERS is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!