Mar 10, 2018

Wood vs. Composite Decking

Are you unsure of what deck material is best for your home? Our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek gives insight on wood vs composite decking.

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 Comparing Wood & Composite Decking

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.

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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.

Contact us today to get started on building your home’s new deck.

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 or texting 651.461.9226.

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Our Recent Deck Reviews:

"After making calls to three home builders, I received no response. So, I decided to call Lindus Construction. I talked to Jordan Maxon. We met and set up plans for two decks. The craftsmen who built my two decks were: Randy, Triston, Thomas & Dylan. These guys were very kind, respectful, hard working and had good attitudes. Their work was totally outstanding!"

Karen H.
Cushing, WI
September 13, 2023

"The crew did an outstanding job with our new deck!  We are very happy with the work the team did, in the office and onsite."

Dave G.
New Hope, MN
August 20, 2023

"We highly recommend Lindus for home improvement projects -- our new deck is beautiful, built with high quality materials and attention to details. The construction crew was experienced and professional."

Cheryl G.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 5, 2023

"Lindus built a deck beyond my expectations. Dave and Triston were very professional. The upper-story deck they built is amazing and much better than the deck it replaced. I am grateful for their skill and hard work."

Carolyn M.
Apple Valley, MN
July 2, 2023

"The city Inspector had no complaints. I couldn't be happier and I would HIGHLY recommend Lindus for anyone wanting to put in a new deck or hire a company that has talented and professional workers that really care about you and the final product."

Donna K.
Bloomington, MN
June 26, 2023

"Our projects were like clockwork. From scheduling to delivery of materials and installation.....It could not have been better."

Ron D.
Glenwood City, WI
June 20, 2023
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