When you look at homes throughout Baltimore County, you can see that classic styling an efficient building practices never go out of style. There is good reason why wood decks have remained a viable option for decades, even as newer composite and PVC materials become available.
At Excel Fencing and Decking, we always recommend what we feel is the ideal construction material for the deck design you want to achieve. Wood decks combine the natural look of genuine wood with affordable pricing, and still offer many of the low-maintenance benefits when you choose the right material for your project. We know the area and that’s what makes Excel Fencing Baltimore County’s premier source for all wood decking needs. We build affordable top-quality wood decks for homeowners in Towson, Timonium, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Cockeysville, Parkville, and all throughout Baltimore County.
Our family owned and operated business has been building wood decks throughout Baltimore County since 1998 and have never built something that failed to add beauty and value to the home. Not only do wood decks add value and an ascetically appealing natural look to every home, they are one of the most durable decking materials available.
When we received an Angie’s List Super Service Award, it showed us that Baltimore County residents notice and appreciate our dedication to high-quality craftsmanship.
Types of Wood Decking
We can construct your Baltimore County wood deck from a wide array of materials, including pressure-treated lumber, redwood and western red cedar, and tropical hardwoods.
This is the most popular choice of deck materials in the U.S. mainly because it is affordable and long-lasting. The majority of pressure treated wood is Southern Yellow Pine because it is plentiful and ages well. Its prominent grain pattern stays visible although the initial green color changes to a honey brown and then fades to grey. Excel Fencing and Decking uses pressure-treated lumber that repels insects, decay, and fungus to keep your deck lasting longer. To ensure a pressure-treated decks longevity, it is necessary to provide yearly maintenance such as a yearly power washing and a new stain every two or three years.
Redwood and Western Red Cedar
Both redwood and western red cedar are woods known for their beautiful eye-catching red coloring that is naturally resistant to decay. At Excel Fencing and Decking, we advise that after building is complete, a preservative treatment with a sealant is applied because both redwood and western red cedar are very soft and respond quickly to weather.
This wood is the most expensive option, but requires less maintenance than a typical wood deck. Coming from tropical regions such as South America or the Philippines makes this hardwood resistant to rotting and insect damage. Its durability makes it stay beautiful for a lifetime and withstand Baltimore County’s weather.