There are a wide variety of decking materials available today so consider the following when deciding on what type of decking to purchase:
The most popular types of decking options are:
Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine
Domestic Softwoods-Wester Red Cedar & Redwood
Composites-PVC, Capped an un-capped
Tropical Hardwoods-Ipe, abaco, Cumaru and Garapa
Regardless of what type of decking you ultimately choose, you need to make sure it’s installed properly or you will not get the beautiful deck you deserve. The use of proper fasteners and good ventilation are two very important factors when building a deck. If using a composite, then strictly follow the manufacturer’s installation guidelines as these products expand and contract differently than wood.