What Are the Benefits of Wood Decks?

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There’s a lot to love about natural wood decks!

Backyard decks come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. When it comes to materials, you see before you a choice in the fundamental building blocks of your deck. The materials you use make a large part of the whole deck’s feel, structural integrity, and look. While there is composite and vinyl, there’s also wood. What are the benefits of wood decks?

The Benefits of Wood Decks


Wood decking is more affordable than synthetic materials like composite or vinyl. Lumber may take less to manufacture than composite or vinyl. Composite combines wood fibers with plastic, while vinyl decking is PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic. Natural wood of any species is, on the whole, relatively the most affordable deck material available.


Some people may want the durable benefits that come with a synthetic deck material, but many prefer the natural look, feel, and smell of wood. There is something beautiful and rustic about the nature of wood that cannot beat any other option. Even if another material pretends to look like wood, it isn’t the real thing.

Many Options

When building a wood deck, you also have many options. The industry carries numerous types of wood species, including pine, cedar, redwood, Ipe, teak, mahogany, jatoba, zebrawood, and much more. Exotic hardwood is the most durable, but it is also harder to build with because of its density. 


Natural wood looks great, but is it great? Absolutely! Any kind of lumber you use will give you a wood deck that can last for a couple of decades at least with proper maintenance. Wood decks last longer than one might think; this age-old building material stands up to harsh elements well.

Relatively Low Maintenance

Wood decks require little maintenance over their lifespan. It is easy to wash a wood deck, and every few years, you may need to seal the deck to protect it from weathering. Repairing and replacing parts may become necessary only with time. A well-built deck will be able to last for a long time with little care.

Call Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence For Your New Deck or Fence!

Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence has almost 30 years of experience in building beautiful custom fences, gazebos, screened-in porches, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. We have the expertise to design your dream fence or custom deck and have it installed in a headache-free process. Give us a call at 1-800-833-9310 or visit us online for a quote today! We offer many different styles of fencing and decking, in addition to custom options designed specifically to suit your preferences and tastes. To see examples of our work and get more tips on how to choose the right decking for your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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