Have you been thinking of finally investing in a deck for your backyard, but have no idea where to start or how to go about it? Toronto Custom Decks is a leader in outdoor building, design and landscaping. Our expert designers and builders bring over ten years of experience with them, so you can be assured that you will get quality, professional work done every time.
Your choice of material is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make when getting a deck constructed. Cedar decking, Trex decking, IPE decking, and PVC decking are all quality options, each with their own pros and cons. At Toronto Custom Decks we will always provide you with as much information as you need in order to be able to come to a decision that is right for you and your home.
The Benefits of IPE Decking
Nothing beats IPE when it comes to beauty, quality, and durability. IPE is a very dense hardwood that comes from South America; it is also known as Brazilian walnut. Three times as hard as cedar, it even has a fire rating that matches materials like steel and concrete. IPE decking, like cedar decking, naturally repels insects, mold and mildew – making it an ideal material for deck construction.
If you want a beautiful, quality deck that is going to last, then IPE decking should be your material of choice. IPE may cost about 30% more than cedar, but it is well worth the investment. IPE decking has a lifespan of at least 25 years, and some say that with proper maintenance, it will last for up to half a century. In addition, IPE is a 100% natural, recyclable material that is friendly to the environment.
IPE is a gorgeous hardwood that does not require painting or staining; instead, oiling is recommended. It will require several layers of oil in the beginning, and following that, re-oiling your deck once or twice a year will be sufficient. In addition, IPE is so dense that only the surface of the wood will experience weathering. This means that a simple sanding can make your IPE deck look like new! The only thing to keep in mind is that due to its hardness, IPE decking is not as easy to work with as cedar; hence, a build and installation of an IPE deck will take somewhat longer to complete.
Your Expert Custom Deck Builders
When we say “custom decks”, we really mean “custom decks”; generic solutions and designs are simply unheard of at Toronto Custom Decks. We offer free consultations, and will come to your home to carefully inspect the site where you are planning to have your custom deck built. If you have pre-existing structures like a sun room, a pool, or even landscaping that you would like to keep intact, our experts will work with you to ensure that we create an integrated, complementary deck design.
We are Toronto’s custom deck builders of choice, and have been serving clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area for over a decade. If you want quality, professionalism, and inspired designs, we are the people to talk to.