CHOOSING YOUR DECK MATERIAL
Excel Fencing and Decking has earned a reputation as one of Baltimore County’s leading sources for deck design and installation by offering honest service to homeowners. With the many choices for deck material available, we are here to help educate you on the pros and cons of each option, and help you make the right decision for a deck that will last a lifetime. We take in mind the current landscape of your yard and style of your home to help us determine what would best compliment each element. With our Angie’s List Super Service Award, homeowners in Towson, Pikesville, Perry Hall, Parkville, Cockeysville, Timonium, and throughout Baltimore County, homeowners can trust us to design and build a deck that’s perfect for their home.
What Decking Material Is Best for Baltimore County?
While one decking material or another may be best suited for certain situations, you can rely on Excel Fencing and Decking to help you choose the right decking material for beauty, low-maintenance and longevity.
PVC decking is an alternative to wood decking that is becoming a popular choice for both new decks and railings. There are many color options when it comes to PVC decking and some newer PVC products can resemble a natural wood-like appearance. PVC decking products are growing in popularity because they are low-maintenance materials that last a long time without warping, rotting or blistering.
Composite decking is an engineered product that is made from recycled materials, sometimes up to 95%, and is environmentally friendly. It comes in an unimaginable amount of color and texture variations, which makes it easier to build a one-of-kind custom deck. This material can be cleaned with a hose and a little bit of soap and never requires a new stain or paint job.
Wood decking is the most classic material for building decks. Affordability and longevity are two notable characteristics of a wood deck, especially when it’s pressure-treated Southern Yellow Pine, which is the most common. For homeowners that want the most natural looking choice, cedar is the best choice. Compared to PVC or composite decking materials, wood is the most inexpensive. Additionally, you have the option to stain or paint wood decks in a variety of shades and colors, for the ultimate in customization.