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We Design Beautiful Wood Decks And Then Build Them Using The Highest Construction Standards

From Start To Finish, You Get A Superior Experience

And Eye-Popping Results With Custom Decks

On a gorgeous day, there is nothing as relaxing as kicking back on a classic wood deck and enjoying the outdoors. Wood can be an absolutely beautiful choice for a deck.

But make sure you pick the right wood and the right company to build it; otherwise, your dream deck can often turn out to look mediocre, having been built to minimal standards.

Choosing Wood For Your Deck

Unfortunately, a typical small deck contractor has very little expertise in the wide variety of wood deck materials available. For most of them, the extent of their expertise begins and ends with the selection at the local home improvement store.

Custom Decks is expert on every kind of wood deck. We’ll tell you which require more maintenance, we’ll let you know which woods are more durable, and we’ll help you find the wood that best matches your taste, budget, and style.

Wood Choices Fall Into Two Basic Categories: Hardwood And Softwood

Hardwood decking materials come from slower growing trees, and softwood from faster growing trees. A good general rule of thumb is that hardwood costs more but lasts longer. 

Softwoods require a lot more maintenance. You would typically only need to re-stain a hardwood every 2-4 years, while a softwood will need to be re-stained once a year.

Popular Hardwood Choices

  • Ipe
  • Tigerwood
  • Batu
  • Cumaru
  • Mahogany

Ipe is a Brazilian redwood and is truly an amazing wood for decks. Although it costs more, it is not unusual for it to last 50 to 75 years and it’s very attractive. If you’re considering getting a wood deck, you should at least take a look at Ipe.

Popular Softwood Choices

  • Redwood
  • Cedar
  • Pine

Pine is an economical choice – it’s not always a bad choice. But be careful not to get stuck with the cheapest stuff. Many contractors cut expenses by using low-quality choices. 

Want to know more? We’ll come to your home for a free consultation and walk you through the pros and cons of different wood choices.

The Big Advantages Of Choosing Custom Decks

No Cookie-Cutter Designs

Many deck companies say they create customized decks, but really they’re working off a few templates that they tweak here and there.

We’re different. We have pro-level designers on staff that create amazing renderings for our customers. When we say we’ll create something custom for you, we mean custom.

Elite-Quality Construction Standards

We offer a labor warranty, which most deck companies don’t do at all. We have a policy of “overbuilding” a deck using the highest possible standards. We couldn’t afford to offer a labor warranty if we didn’t build our decks right the first time. For more information, visit our Construction Quality page.

The Deck Company With A Completely Proven Track Record

Any company can say they do best-quality work. But we’ve got the proof:

  • A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau
  • 25+ years in business
  • Unparalleled professionalism and a real team, not temporary laborers

See Our Work

We’ve built truly outstanding wood decks that homeowners love. Here are a few samples of our work for you to see:

Want to see more? Please visit our Wood Deck Portfolio page.

Your Next Step…

If you are interested in learning more about wood decks, why not schedule a no-risk consultation with us?

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