Whether you are entertaining friends, enjoying a family meal outdoors, or relaxing at the end of a long day, a deck provides the perfect outdoor living area. A natural extension of your home, a custom deck can offer comfortable seating, easy access to your home’s kitchen, and plenty of fresh air. If you are considering adding a custom deck to your home, the team at RT Construction can design and build a deck tailored to your needs and budget.
Our family-owned company offers decking designs and materials to fit nearly any budget or style. Our skilled team can help you create the ideal deck for your home and family.
Types of Decking Materials
There are several different types of decking material available, and it’s essential to consider the pros and cons of each:
Traditional Wood Decks
Many people prefer the look and feel of natural wood. Traditional redwood or cedar decks are beautiful but require the most maintenance. Wood decks can have a long life expectancy, but it’s essential to consider the type of maintenance needed to keep it looking its best. Untreated wood weathers over time, changing its look and feel. Annual maintenance will be needed to keep a wood deck looking brand new over the years. Applying a water sealer will help prevent warping and discoloration. Wood offers many benefits and, when properly cared for, can last for many years.
Constructed from wood that has been chemically treated to resist insects, moisture, and rot, pressure-treated decks provide the look of wood with less maintenance and a longer lifespan. Treated wood decking is usually composed of pine, fir, or spruce lumber. Pressure-treated wood is typically one of the more affordable decking materials for initial installation. It does require regular maintenance to keep it looking and performing its best.
There are many types of composite materials on the market. Composite decking is made from recycled plastic and wood materials and can be created in almost any color, size, or shape. Composite decks are low-maintenance, durable, and eco-friendly. Many manufacturers offer a 25-year or limited lifetime warranty on structural integrity, and some provide transferable warranties. Composite materials are available in a wide variety of price points. The price increases if you want a wide variety of color options and a high-grade wood appearance.
Reinforced concrete decks have become increasingly popular with residential and commercial property owners. They are durable, safe, and last for many years with little maintenance. Whether combined with a swimming pool, hot tub, or outdoor kitchen, a concrete deck offers homeowners many design options. Optional glass or metal railings and lighting packages can add functionality and ambiance to a concrete deck.
TimberTechTimberTech is one of RT Construction’s premier custom decking options. TimberTech products are durable, environmentally friendly, and made in the United States. The TimberTech plant in Wilmington, Ohio, is a leading innovator in decking manufacturing. With a variety of options to choose from, TimberTech provides great decking that is sustainable, long-lasting, and low-maintenance. These composite products are ideal for lakefront properties. TimberTech decking won’t rot or decay as traditional wood products do. Their products come with a 30-year warranty for added protection.
RT Construction Focuses on Design and Craftsmanship
With over 100 years of construction experience, the team at RT Construction is ready to help you create your dream deck. We provide complete deck design and installation services throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and the Lake of the Ozarks.
No matter what decking material you choose, we’ll ensure you are happy with the outcome. Our professional crews will work tirelessly to finish your project on time and with minimal inconvenience. Our installers are trained, licensed, insured, and bonded for your protection. Call us at 636-317-5636 to discuss your project.