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Wood vs. Composite Decking

10 March 2018

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226 or texting 81807.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 3.10.18.

When it comes to construction of a deck, one of the biggest dilemmas homeowners face is whether to choose wood or composite.  In the nearly 40 years we’ve been in business, we’ve witnessed a dramatic shift in the number of homeowners that have chosen to have maintenance-free materials, such as Zuri® installed.  Deck and patio builders find composite decks to be heavier than their wooden counterparts.  The process for fastening composite deck boards is more technical than wood designs as well.  In cases where homeowners find the cost of a composite deck floor to be prohibitive, synthetic railings can be utilized instead of wood.  Not only is the contrast aesthetically pleasing, but the upkeep of repeatedly staining the railing is avoided altogether.

See Why We’re One of the Top Twin Cities Deck Builders: 

Winter is the perfect time to plan your deck because Minneapolis deck builders often find their phones ringing off the hook as soon as the spring thaw hits.  Having strong opinions about a deck’s location, design, and materials can allow you to have a productive initial meeting with the decking companies you’re getting estimates from.

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Check Out Some of Our Composite Deck Designs:


Adam & Staci’s Window, Siding, & Decking Project in Roberts, WI


Karl’s Minnetrista Decking & Gutter Project


Allen’s & Deb’s Zuri® Decking Project

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