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Pressure Treated vs. Trex Decking

When it comes to building a deck for your home, there are many factors people think about. While each alternative has its pros and cons, sometimes one choice is just a better fit for the home owner. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of the two most popular decking options.

Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure treated wood is a look everyone loves but not everyone can keep up with. Below is is a list of cons that come along with using pressure treated:

  • Needs seasonal painting or staining

  • Since it is made from natural wood it can splinter or start checking

  • Excessive exposure to natures elements will cause the wood to fade or stain easily

  • Can be more susceptible to insects or structural damage

Although the cons seem costly and time consuming, any good builder and property services company can easily control and maintain your deck to be top notch for years to come. Aside from the cons, there are several pros that go along with using pressure treated wood:

  • Pressure treated wood is the most versatile decking option. Whether you want to paint a bold color or match your home, it is easy to find a paint or stain to fit your needs

  • One of the most affordable options and is a great choice for the budget mindful homeowner

  • Is environmentally sound since it is made from all natural wood

  • In the incident of damage, pressure treated wood can be repaired for a fairly cheap price

Trex Decking

Trex decking is a hot ticket in the decking industry nowadays due to its many great qualities and durability. Before we go over the pros, lets take a look at the short list of cons.

  • Can still buildup mildew. Although it may take longer for a composite deck to buildup dirt and grime, it can still happen and will eventually need to be power washed by a professional

  • Upfront costs of Trex decking is much higher than other forms of decking out there

  • If you are going for the real wood look, Trex does not exactly resemble the look of wood which some people do not like

With that being said, the cost and look of Trex comes in with a long list of pros:

  • Trex decks come with a 25 year warranty

  • They are insect proof and weather resistant so they will not damage, rot or weather

  • Trex is one of the most low maintenance deck options in the industry

  • Decking doesn't get hot in the heat like other deck options

  • Tons of color options

Whichever route you may chose to take with your deck build, My Pro Property Services is the trusted name to handle your project. For questions or job estimates please call us!

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