Want A New Sundeck? 3 Material Options You Have To Choose From

7 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Winter is almost here but it is a good time to start planning on some home improvements that you want to do this spring. This gives you a lot of time to really think about what you want, and exactly what you can afford. One type of home improvement you should consider is a sundeck. Below are different types of materials you can choose from for your deck.

When you start researching information about sundecks, you may get overwhelmed by all the options you have. To make it a little easier, below is some information about the different materials you have to choose from so you can make the best choice.


If you don't have a lot of time to spend taking care of the decking, vinyl decking is a good choice as it is easy to clean. Vinyl is also durable and can withstand hot and cold temperatures well. If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, it will not faze this type of decking. If you have small children, vinyl decking is good because it does not have any nails sticking out or sharp edges.

Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure treated wood can last you a long time if you take care of it properly. This entails putting a water repellant seal on the wood each year. Once sealed, it stands up against any weather. You will find the wood to be a greenish tint in most cases, and over time it will fade to a more grey color. You can keep this from happening if you use the water repellant seal. You can also stain the wood a different shade before you apply the sealant to it.


The main benefit of a cedar decking is its beauty. Because it is so beautiful, you don't have to worry about painting or staining the wood. Other than being beautiful, cedar is weather resistant, and you will not have to worry about mold or mildew growing on it. Cedar is also easy to work with and the wood is lightweight. Even if you do not treat the wood, it will not absorb much moisture when it rains

Once you decide on the material you want to use, you will have to think about the deck design.  Once you have decided on everything, hire a contractor to build your sundeck for you. For more information, contact a company like Eternal Vinyl Sundecks.