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Finding the ideal decking material for your home can be a difficult task. Fortunately, you've arrived to the right location. Pacific Coast Contracting can assist you in all of these areas, saving you time and effort. We use our carpenters' significant knowledge in the decking building industry to evaluate the various decking options available in the Canadian market based on a number of crucial factors.

Popular Materials-

  1. Softwood

  2. Hardwood 

  3. Cedar & Redwood

  4. Wood Plastic Composite

  5. Poly Vinyl Chloride

Deck can be built in an underused side yard, over a garage, or even snuggled against a hill or a slope, depending on the size of your outdoor space. You may add levels to your decking and completely change the look of your house by using different forms and designs. Take a look at some of our deck ideas below for inspiration if you decide to add a decking element to your outdoor space.

Decks

Have you considered adding a beautiful outdoor entertaining deck space to your house but are unsure where to begin? Is it better to use pine wood or Merbau wood? Is it better to go with composite decking? This is where PCC comes into play. Our expertise and knowledge can assist you in creating the deck of your dreams.

Popular Decking Materials

Choosing a decking material used to be a straightforward task because wood was the only option. Other possibilities today include composite, plastic, and even metal. Traditionalists will always regard wood as the only real decking material, but emerging alternatives offer a slew of appealing features, including low maintenance and longevity.

While researching your options, take your time. Exploring all of the alternatives can lead you to a material you've never considered or even heard of before. We've compiled a list of some of the most popular choices below.

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Softwood 

Because of its affordability and natural beauty, softwood has remained a popular decking material. Radia pine, a type of softwood, is harvested in a sustainable manner. Copper chrome arsenate (CCA) is used to protect it from termites.

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Climatic Compatibility

Treated pine wood can survive a wide range of climatic conditions due to its low moisture content.

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Durability

To guarantee that softwood can endure the elements, including as mildew, termites, and weather damage, it must first be treated with a technique known as pressure-treating.

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Installation

Treated wood is lightweight and flexible, making it simple to install the boards on your own.

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Maintenance

It must be sealed on a regular basis to keep it in good condition. Oiling every 12 months is recommended, as is sanding dents and scuff marks.

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Sustainability

Many of the chemicals used to treat softwood are harmful, making recycling challenging.

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Hardwood

Because of its affordability and natural beauty, softwood has remained a popular decking material. Radia pine, a type of softwood, is harvested in a sustainable manner. Copper chrome arsenate (CCA) is used to protect it from termites.

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Climatic Compatibility

Different hardwoods are better suited to different climates. It's also the fire-resistant wood available.

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Durability

Hardwoods are thick, which means they don't shrink readily and are extremely long-lasting. Most hardwoods are also rot and termite resistant.

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Installation

You may install the boards yourself if you are a DIYer. Please keep in mind that due to their density, some hardwoods may be difficult to drill and nail.

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Maintenance

Finishing and oiling them once a year is required to keep them in good condition. It's a good thing that some items exist to help you extend the life of your wood.

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Sustainability

Many hardwoods are cultivated in plantations to ensure their long-term viability. Making it the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution

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Cedar & Redwood

Because cedar and redwood belong to the same genus, they have comparable qualities, although the former is less thick and can bend more without breaking. It also contains less natural oil, making staining simpler.

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Climatic Compatibility

Treatment procedures for cedar allow it to withstand a variety of climates and weather conditions.

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Durability

Cedar has a long history of being used for decking and home construction. It's a long-lasting wood that resists rot, decay, and insect assaults, as well as moisture absorption.

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