Decking Materials Buying Guide
Adding a new deck is a great way for homeowners to improve their outdoor space. Whether you plan to build a solid wood ground-level patio or a composite multi-level masterpiece, selecting the right decking material is the first step in building a beautiful, durable structure.
Wood usually has a higher cost per square foot than synthetic decking but with proper maintenance, it will keep its good looks for years. You can opt for untreated or pressure-treated wood. Treated wood goes through a process that enhances wood's natural ability to resist pests, mold and mildew.
This Home Depot deck materials buying guide gives you the pros and cons of everything from solid wood to composite.
Tip: Talk with a lumber expert at The Home Depot store near you for advice on which types of decking lumber work best in your region.