There’s a wide range of wood species to choose from – and each has its own benefits. When it comes to hardwood decking vs. composite decking, hardwood decking is an undeniably incredible, naturally durable option.
If you’re in the market for a new hardwood deck, we are sure you’ve seen wood decks online that look astonishing. Hardwood decks provide an unmatched aesthetic look that makes you feel like you’re in a resort. You will not look at your backyard the same way when you go with a hardwood to build your custom pool or backyard deck.
Everyone wants beautiful, natural-looking decking and nothing accomplishes that more than real hardwood decking. Composite decking tries to mimic the look of real wood, but it falls shy of replicating hardwood. So, when it comes down to it, for the most beautiful and natural looking deck material, the best option is to go with real, naturally durable hardwood.
Another thing to keep in mind about composite decking as opposed to hardwood decking is that composite decking, due to its makeup, has higher heat retention when exposed to sunlight. Therefore, if you live in an area like Long Island with hot, sunny summers, the decking may begin fading faster; not to mention the fact that on really hot days your kids will burn their feet walking barefoot on the deck.
There’s a reason people use hardwood decks for their homes and other properties. It gives a warm and stylish look that manmade materials just can’t replicate. But these decks aren’t just for showing off to your friends and families. They can also give other advantages to you and the entire property if executed correctly.
Another key benefit of choosing hardwood over composite decking is the potential to increase the value of your home. By having a deck, especially one made with a beautiful, durable hardwood like teak or ipe or mahogany, you are providing more living space, which is something many people would pay more for.
So, if you ever plan to sell your house, choosing hardwood decking will allow you to get the most for your home’s resale value. A study done by the National Association of REALTORS® and National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) stated that a new wood deck will recover 80% of its value when a home is sold.
When you are ready for a new hardwood deck, simply fill out our ‘estimate’ form below or just call us at 631.772.7596 and we’ll design a materials list and quote for you.