Exterior decks are popular outdoor features in the Pacific Northwest and Builders FirstSource has the products and selection to complete your project. A wood or composite deck will add value to your home and luxury to your lifestyle whether you live in Puget Sound, Vancouver, or eastern Washington. A new deck can also improve your home’s curb appeal and provide an extension of the living space for outdoor gatherings.
Composite decking brands such as Trex and Timber Tech are two of the most modern and popular options for decks. Both are available at all Washington Builders FirstSource locations. Composite decking is made from wood and recycled plastic fibers. They come in a variety of colors and textures to mimic real wood. Most composite products include a warranty up to 25 years and design options are almost endless. Composite decking is a little more expensive than wood but will not need staining or as much annual maintenance.
Wood decks made from cedar or redwood are more common in central and eastern Washington but are also used up and down the I-5 corridor throughout the state. Wood can be a more affordable option and holds up well in the Pacific Northwest climate. Wood is beautiful and stable; resistant to rot, decay, and insects; and easy to install. For a truly unique appearance and exceptional durability, check out some of the exotic hardwoods such as mahogany. They are excellent decking products but significantly more expensive.
The first thing people notice on your deck is the railing. Because of this, the railing offers the option for creativity. Although railings greatly influence the overall appearance of a finished deck, the main purpose of the railing is to provide safety. By combining different styles, posts, baluster, lengths, and types of railing, you can create a system that suits your taste and functional needs. Cable railing systems are very popular and create a distinctive look for the deck. They are made from high-strength, low maintenance steel cable and are weather tough. Don’t forget the accessories such as lighting, post caps, built-in benches, and privacy screens to give your deck the finished look.
Each of the Builders FirstSource Washington locations can help you create an outdoor space that is perfect for your home. Builders FirstSource has deck displays showing many of the most popular products and options. We also offer delivery of the materials directly to your home or jobsite. Builders FirstSource can help you design the deck, select the materials, and introduce you to a professional contractor if you don’t have one.