Cedar decks are synonymous with cottage life, the great Canadian escape and relaxing summer afternoons. If you’re thinking about sitting on your deck with cold drink, whiling away the afternoon, chances are you’re picturing yourself on a cedar deck, with its distinctive fragrance and visual appeal.
At Toronto Custom Decks we find that many of our customers want us to build them a cedar deck.
What makes Cedar Decks Special?
Here are some points that make cedar decks special and may persuade you to select cedar decking material.
Advantages of Cedar:
• Visually attractive (If left without staining turns an attractive silver grey)
• Resistant to rot
• Weathers well/durable/long life
• Doesn’t readily absorb moisture— and, since moisture is what creates twisting and splitting, cedar decking tends to lie flat and straight.
• Distinctive fragrance
Cedar Decks – Cost
Cedar decks do cost more than simply using pressure treated lumber, since the cost of the wood itself is on average about twice the cost of pressure treated lumber. Still, it is important to note that Cedar is not used as a structural component in construction since it is not as strong as pressure treated lumber. It would only be used only the decorative portions of a deck.
Cedar Decks – A Favorite with Builders.
Many knowledgeable deck builders choose cedar as their favorite material to work with. It is resilient yet light weight and provides a durable surface with a long life. It is an attractive wood that will complement any brick or stone work. If the natural look of wood is important to you, and you value the aesthetics of a beautiful deck, use cedar.
Cedar Decks – Toronto Custom Decks Can Help.
As you contemplate your decision: what material should I use? Cedar, pressure treated pine or a wood composite, Toronto Custom Decks can be of assistance. We build cedar decks ranging from a simple and functional patio deck to a multifaceted series of custom cedar decks. Call us today at 416-238-2589 to discuss how our expertise in building cedar decks can help you.