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When you look out your window to your backyard, does it match up with what you envisioned? Does it inspire and evoke the feeling that you wanted for yourself and your family? Decks that are used as a living space or to host parties and gatherings evoke the carefree days of summer and outdoor living, which is an excellent way of living life to the fullest! Expert Remodeling Dallas provides custom deck design, construction, and repair services to assist you in bringing your outdoor living space fantasies to reality. We’re the one-stop shop for all of your home renovation needs in Dallas and the DFW Metro!

Outdoor decks are amazing living spaces because they give your outdoor area a whole new and differnt look and feel. Decks can be placed just about anywhere you want them and they come in many different shapes and sizes so no matter what property you have outdoor decks will work for it. An outdoor deck gives homeowners the ability to create an outdoor living space that is protected from the elements and the hot sun, but still has all of the beauty and convenience of being outdoors.

An outdoor deck project can be as simple as attaching a few posts down into concrete or onto grass (if you like) where you’d like your outdoor deck to go, then adding boards to form the platform. Once the deck structure is complete, you’ll be able to add some decor such as outdoor furniture, planters, outdoor lighting and maybe even add a water feature such as a fountain or a pond to complete your outdoor deck. An outdoor deck can be designed to fit into an existing outdoor living space but more often than not outdoor decks are added onto newly developed properties where the homeowner starts from scratch with their outdoor area. Adding outdoor decks onto any property regardless of size or location adds a great new living space that allows homeowners to enjoy their outdoor areas regardless of what the weather looks like. Not only will it add beauty to your backyard, but you will also have a great gathering spot for friends and family while enjoying the outdoors in comfort and style no matter what the temperature is outside or how bad the elements might get. 

Custom Wood And Trex Composite Decking

At Expert Remodeling Dallas, we primarily focus on all-custom wood decking and Trex composite decking. Materials typically vary in color, texture, durability, and cost. Deck builders in the Dallas area often use red cedar, redwood or pressure-treated wood when building decks. Mahogany is more expensive than these three types of wood and pipe can be just as expensive as mahogany. Deck builders in the area know that redwood is most commonly used because of its natural beauty, rich color and texture, and stability. Furthermore, it does not have chemicals or preservatives so all types of finishes last much longer. Redwood provides a stable surface while preventing warping on decks.

Cedar is a popular deck material among deck builders and builders in Dallas, Texas and has been used for many generations. It is naturally resistant to rot and insects which makes it quite desirable. However, it can splinter because of its soft nature. Wood deck builders generally use cedar for structures like balustrades or railings, fence posts, or planters.

Pressure-treated lumber:

Pressure-treated lumber is much cheaper than redwood and cedar, but has the same durability. It can also be covered by furniture slats or flooring to eliminate this downside. One disadvantage of pressure-treated lumber is that it is unstable in low-quality versions and prone to warping, shrinking, or twisting.

Composite Decking

Trex composite decking is quickly becoming one of the better options for deck builders, largely because it’s affordable and resistant to rot. Composite construction, consisting of a mixture of wood pulp and plastic film, has become more popular in recent years.

Composite Decking Advantages:

  • Composite decking gives the appearance of wood but is more durable since it’s composed of different materials.
  • When compared to other decking materials, composite decking is sturdier and more durable.
  • Composite does not crack or splinter and can be used in any given home. It is also rot-resistant and cannot be attacked by insects.
  • Composite decking material does not heat up as much as other materials, such as plastic or wood. This enables your deck to remain cool and enjoyable at all times.
  • Trex outdoor decking is resistant to staining and has qualities that reduce the risk of scratches by preventing fading.
  • The composite decking material is more environmentally friendly and does not pose any risk of depleting forests.

Today, decks can be built from a variety of materials and decorated with contrasting colors. For example, composite decking material provides waterproofing along with enough storage space for gardening supplies. Other decorating features include lighting fixtures and pathways.

A Few Outdoor Deck Tips Worth Considering:

    • Deck builders always need to ensure the structure below the deck is not prone to rotting and is very sturdy. For this, it’s highly advised to use screws that are stainless steel as even coated screws will rust after a while.
    • Gaps should always be left between deck boards to prevent the collection of debris and adequate drainage from taking place. Additionally, consider the fact that wood will expand if exposed to rain, so choose accordingly.
    • When picking wood for your deck, always make sure it has straight growth rings to help the water escape.
    • To prevent carpenter ants, water infiltration, and dry rot from damaging your decking, make sure there are no gaps between the exterior of your house or another building (if you have one) and the deck.
    • We also recommend the deck slopes away from other buildings to allow adequate water drainage.

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What Is The Best Exterior Deck Material?

The deck is the first thing most people notice when they look at your house. What’s more, its primary purpose is to connect the inside and outside of a house.  It does this in ways you may not even have considered, like as a form of security and safety for your family. Besides enclosing your outdoor living spaces, decks offer an irresistible opportunity to host outdoor meals for family and friends. They’re also fantastic places to rest, relax, and unwind while watching over the kids playing on nearby playgrounds which significantly towards quality family time all year round!

What Is The Longest-lasting Deck Material?

Wood is always the top material for decks due to its natural look and feel. The surface of a wood deck can be sealed with varnish every few years for added protection against water damage and UV rays. As long as the deck is kept well-maintained, treated with wood preservative for decay and termites, this naturally durable material will last for decades. Composite decks, traditionally a more expensive decking material, are increasingly popular because of their simple upkeep requirements and the ease with which they can be repainted.

How Long Do Composite Decks Last?

Composite decks last between 15-25 years and require little maintenance with at least annual sealant refreshes. A composite deck is a type of decking that is made up of two or more products mixed together in layers and compressed to form the final product. The most common composite materials used are either polyurethane or vinyl resins, pressure-treated lumber, PVC pipes, and acrylic paint. Composite decks offer many benefits over traditional timber decks because they’re water-resistant, durable against termites, and can be easily recycled if disposed of correctly.

A composite deck may serve different purposes with its low requirement for maintenance however it does need to be sealed every couple of years to protect the raw materials from various harsh weather elements such as rain, sun, snow, and heat.

Composite Decks are designed to last 15-25 years depending on where you live and the quality of materials used. How long they last also depends on proper care and maintenance such as annual coatings of sealant to protect against weather damage, direct sunlight, fungal growth, and mildew. Bacteria can contaminate a composite deck quickly if it’s not sealed properly and that could lead to mold which eventually wears away at the material, crumbling off in chunks.

What Are The Advantages Of Composite Decking?

Composite decking is resistant to moisture and mildew.

Weather conditions can wreak havoc on your stair railing, but composite materials most often withstand these conditions and do not need to be treated with unsightly topical sealant every couple of years. What’s more, composite decks last between 15-25 years before ever needing to be repainted or replaced, as opposed to copper or aluminum cladding which typically starts corroding in just a few short years. The added benefit of a less expensive decking material means you can invest more money into maintenance items like retractable screens and fine furniture underneath the deck.

Composite material resists humid environments (when compared o wood) due to its composition.

Wood rots when it thrives in moist environments and composites last longer. What’s more, composite decks require just as much if not less maintenance than traditional timber surfaces since they’re water-resistant and won’t rot or crack over time. Composite decking can be left out year-round without needing to worry about it falling apart like wood will in the cold winter months but unlike a wood deck, can still be enjoyed during the summer when the sun is beating down on it and causing it to warp due to moisture prevention.

Composite materials are softer on bare feet and don’t get slippery when wet.

What’s more, composite decks are easy to clean—even a microfiber mop with warm soapy water will do the job for you! As opposed to a steel or aluminum cladding that may need a professional power-washer, composite decks can be wiped down with soap and water. What’s more, no mold will grow on composite decking because the material is resistant to mildew and fungus growth.

Composite decking also makes for an easier time cleaning up thanks to its soft smooth surface texture under bare feet.

It’s much safer than wood which tends to splinter if stepped on improperly, but still looks great. What’s more, synthetic materials like polyethylene are less prone to punctures than untreated lumber so you don’t have to worry about your little one becoming injured when playing outside in their bare feet on a hot summer day.

What Are The Disadvantages Of Composite Decking?

One disadvantage of composite decks is that they must be maintained periodically by applying a protective sealant to avoid weathering.

Additionally, adding anti-skid material might protect you against injuries caused by slippery surfaces – such as those often found on debris-covered pools or bare cement. The composite decking material is not as strong as wood so dramatic height changes will probably require more reinforcement with metal supports to prevent sinking or sagging over time. If you are purchasing composite decking materials for aesthetic purposes only, (like an oak grain) then it may be appropriate to consider the frequency of application and maintenance costs for a synthetic material that needs frequent reapplication.

Another disadvantage of a synthetic deck is that you may need to tell your insurance company if you are insuring your property.

There is a large array of wood decking materials available, thanks to different types of woods with unique colors and grains that cost less than composite. Additionally, when using composites the surface may warp and bend as needed without sacrificing strength if properly maintained but replacing an entire piece will be impossible.

Call for Quotes and Bids

It’s our mission is to provide the highest quality Outdoor Decking services at competitive prices, while giving delivering high levels of customer service throughout the project. Free Estimates with Competitive Pricing!

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We are happy to work on outdoor decking projects in the greater Dallas Metro area and beyond!
Call us today for a quote or bid if you are located in any of the following service areas:
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Ft. Worth, Texas
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