Decks have been a beloved tradition in home construction for decades and can enhance the beauty and enjoyment of a home in so many ways. In the past, deck construction had a significant downside, however, and in Chicago decking particular was highly susceptible to damage from the harsh weather, pests, and more. While home values could be greatly enhanced with a gorgeous deck construction, the materials needed constant maintenance and plenty of dedication to stay looking beautiful over the years.
Fortunately for residents of greater Chicago, deck building materials have come a long way, and many of today’s most innovative deck building materials are cost-effective, low-maintenance and extremely durable. In fact, it’s never been a better time to build a beautiful, long-lasting deck than it is right now.
At Lakeland Building Supply, we offer the area's most innovative collection of state-of-the-art deck materials, designed for superior quality at an affordable price. If you're interested in building a beautiful deck for your home, take a look at some of the benefits of the innovative materials that we have in stock at Lakeland Building Supply.
Traditional Wood Decking MaterialsTraditional wood decks are a timeless classic and have always been on the top of the list for beauty and aesthetic appeal. The most commonly used wood materials in the past, however, are notoriously hard to maintain and prone to quick deterioration, which is why builders in recent years have turned to other types of Chicago decking, including other types of wood, for the same timeless beauty and enhanced durability.
In particular, Brazilian hardwood materials are recommended for outstanding strength, rock-solid durability, and stunning beauty. Brazilian hardwood is also found to be naturally resistant to termites, mold, and rotting, slip-proof, and lasts for decades with minimal maintenance.
Composite decking materials have long been considered as superior to other decking materials, for a few very important reasons. First and foremost, composite decking offers the pros of wood without the continual upkeep, and can withstand harsh weather, bugs, mold, mildew and rot. Composite decking also helps to improve the environment, as the material is made using recycled products.
In addition, composite decks do not fade, warp, discolour, crack or splinter. While the initial cost of composite decking may be higher than most other materials, it usually tends to be much more cost-effective over the long-run, especially when compared to wood.
PVC is often confused with composite materials, as both can look quite similar to each other. Unlike composite materials, which are made from plyethylene and wood mix, PVC is 99% virgin PVC plastic. Materials made from PVC do not scratch easily, and since it doesn’t contain wood fiber, it cannot absorb water—which means that PVC decking is highly durable in all kinds of weather. Furthermore, PVC is easy to maintain, slip resistant, and comes in beautiful designs.
Lakeland Building Supply is proud to be a top supplier of PVC, Composite, and Wood decking Chicago materials. If you’re interested in learning more about these innovative and durable deck products for your home building project, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Lakeland Building Supply today.
For more information about our company’s decking, Chicago building materials, or any of our other construction supply products, give us a call to speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives or fill out a form to receive a free, personalized quote for your deck products.