Building a deck is an easy way to add outside square footage to your home so you can enjoy the outdoors more. If you’re considering constructing a new deck or rebuilding an existing one but want to maintain a certain budget, you have options. Building your deck out of affordable and durable deck materials, like pressure-treated wood, offers many advantages.
1. It’s Affordable
It’s no secret that the cost of wood has gone up across the country, Idaho included, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t build or rebuild a budget-friendly deck. If you’re trying to stick to a budget and don’t have the extra money to spend on a high-end deck build, you don’t have to sacrifice quality. Pressure-treated wood is a quality building material that is more affordable than other wood variations, even with the cost of wood on the rise.
Whether you want to build a small, average, or elaborate deck, you can easily do so without overspending when you use this material. It’s important to note that regarding pressure-treated wood, affordability does not affect quality. You can still build a high-quality deck with pressure-treated wood and add an element of luxury to your backyard.
2. It’s Durable
Another benefit of using pressure-treated wood to build your deck is its durability factor, especially when compared to untreated wood. Pressure-treated wood is denser than other types of wood because it is literally infused with a combination of chemicals that give it its durability and make it last for decades. Another benefit of using this durable wood is that you won’t have to worry about dents or damage if you (or your kids) accidentally drop something on it.
3. It’s Weather-Resistant
Building a deck is an easy way to enhance your outdoor space, even if you live in an area like Idaho, where snow is a regular part of the winter forecast. When you choose pressure-treated wood to build your deck, you can ensure that your deck, especially with the addition of a weather-proof sealant, will be adequately protected from the elements.
Rain, snow, sleet, and even hail are no match for pressure-treated wood, especially when your builder chooses the right grade that can stand up to the weather, and the wood is properly sealed each year as needed.
4. It’s Easy To Maintain
Once you build or rebuild your deck, you want to focus on enjoying it, not maintaining it. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance outdoor living space, you’ll love pressure-treated wood. All you have to do to maintain your pressure-treated wood deck is apply a high-quality wood sealer yearly or as needed to help protect your deck from the elements and maintain its appearance long term.
If you’re interested in building or even rebuilding the deck of your dreams but also want that deck to be durable, affordable, and low-maintenance, choosing pressure-treated wood as your primary material is the perfect option. Our experts can help you design the deck of your dreams without exceeding your budget. Visit us today at Blue Sky Decks to learn more about the services we offer and how our decks can help transform your outdoor space.