Wood Deck Building for Frederick County and Central Maryland
Wood Decks Offer Beauty, Durability and Environmental Benefits Too.
Even though vinyl and composite materials are becoming more popular due to their low-level of maintenance, there is something about natural wood that keeps homeowners coming back for more.
In fact, wood deck additions are among the top remodeling projects for homeowners. They offer an average ROI (return on investment) of nearly 83 percent, higher than the ROI for non-wood decks, particularly composite decking.
Solid wood has natural beauty and makes a deck look warm and authentic. Cedar and redwood are naturally insect and rot-resistant, and have attractive coloring and grain patterns. Tropical hardwoods like ipe and mahogany are beautiful and durable. Pressure-treated wood, like pine, is low-cost, soft and easy to work with.
Wood costs less than other types of materials, but expect to pay more for higher quality wood. Composites cost about twice as much as pressure-treated lumber. However, homeowners who choose redwood, cedar and exotic hardwoods will pay about the same as they would for composite options.
Wood decks have many advantages. They can be stained, allowing you to keep the texture of the grain while giving it a hue that will complement your home. Wood naturally absorbs and retains less heat than most composites, and is cool to the touch. It is the perfect choice for hot and sunny climates.
Wood decks also offer environmental and health benefits. Wood is the world’s only naturally-renewable mainstream building material, it helps mitigate climate change, and its connection to nature helps people to relax.
If you choose to build a wooden deck, keep in mind it does require regular maintenance to protect it against moisture and wear. The lifespan of a wood deck is only about 15 years, even with regular upkeep.
Barrick Deck & Fence will work with you to design your deck to your specifications. We will consult with you on a wide range of material solutions to meet your needs, wants, and budget.
Create a Complete Home or Business Outdoor Experience
Through our partnerships with Barrick Home & Garden and Barrick & Sons hardscaping services, we create complete outdoor experiences for you. Custom designed fences, decks, porches, arbors, pergolas, gazebos, landscaping, hardscaping, and more. Contact us and let’s get started!
We Stand By our Deck Building Products
Our materials come with lifetime structural warranties. So, Trust in our work, and Trust in our products. As a result, our custom deck solutions last a lifetime.